Wednesday, July 29, 2015
International Conference On Higher Education
A two-day International Conference on “Creating a Sustainable Lens for Higher Education: The New Urgency” was organized by the Sambhram School of Management on July 29-30, 2015. The conference was sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Following the opening ceremony by the Vice President Mr V, Nagaraj, the first day of the conference saw three plenary sessions and one parallel session. Invited resource persons have included Professor Susanne Maria Weber, a professor of Social, Political and Cultural Conditions and Contexts of Education in international perspective at Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. She is also an Adjunct Professor of the Global Education Program at the Centre of Global Studies in Education at the University of Waikato, Hamilton (New Zealand) and Professor S. Bisaliah, a former Vice Chancellor, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore. Both are world renowned speakers in the area of higher education. The three ARI fellows have also been invited to present their research papers at the conference. The conference registered about 100 participants from India, Sri Lanka, Germany, Russia and Malaysia. Globally, it has been predicted that higher education in the future will need to include entrepreneurship element in its curricular beside optimising the usage of technology and online courseware for teaching and learning.