Jorhat, April 28: A three-day tiol conference on ‘Challenges of Development of Higher Education through public and private initiatives’ was held at Kaziranga University in Jorhat district recently, stated a press release.
Chancellor of the University, MD Khetan iugurated the conference at the lush green campus of the university. The conference, which was organized in collaboration with Indian Colleges Forum, Society for Education and Economic Development (SEED) and Assam College Principals’ Council, witnessed participation from over 100 heads of institutions and college principals from different parts of the country and even from abroad.
Among the high profile dignitaries who participated in the conference included Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University, Prof (Dr.) VM Salokhe, Vice Chancellor, Kaziranga University, Dr BK Tyagi, Secretary, ICF, Dr Bolendra Kumar Das, president, ACPC, Dr Budhin Gogoi, Vice President, ACPC.
Prof. G.D Sharma, President, Indian College Forum chaired the introductory session while the technical session was started under the chairmanship of Prof. MM Pant, Pro- Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi tiol Open University (IGNOU).
The conference included technical sessions on various emerging areas of higher education including challenges of achieving equity, inclusiveness, and excellence based credit system, fusion between Western and indigenous knowledge, values and thought processes and factors of development of higher education to me a few.
“The future of our tion depends on the quality of our higher education institutions. At Kaziranga University, we are highly committed to tion building through various initiatives including this conference to develop new insights for higher education,” said Dr PK Mishra, president, North–Eastern Knowledge Foundation (Promoters of Kaziranga University) while speaking on the occasion.
“We have witnessed several developments in the field of higher education in the last couple of decades. India is making serious attempts to increase its gross enrolment ratio and towards enhancing the inclusiveness and quality of the higher education system. The conference will also help to understand the role of private institutions towards this end,” he said.
“The future presents many challenges for higher education in India. Considering this, the conference is expected to offer a great opportunity to change the course of events and developments to the advantage of India and the people at large,” Mishra added.