FICCI’s 13th Global Conference on Higher Education

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for HRD, has said that the government committed to introducing basic changes in the education system and also providing greater autonomy to institutes to pursue research, development and innovation.


Education 4.0 aims to — respond to the global needs where men and machine align to enable new possibilities and harnesses the potential of digital technologies, open sourced content, and the technology-fueled world. This year 67 countries, 1000 delegates including 247 foreign delegates from Africa, SAARC, Middle East, CIS, Finland, New Zealand, Malaysia, Australia, USA, etc. are participating at the summit. The three-day programme is held with the support of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, and AICTE in Expo Centre Greater Noida.


Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, appreciated the initiative and urged the stakeholders – industry and academic – to recommend ideas to promote quality education globally.

Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, said that the students have been at the core of education and shall remain at its epicentre in future as well.

Nina Vaskunlahti, Ambassador of Finland to India, represented her country and also led a 15-member delegation at the summit. She said that Finland’s education system stands on four pillars of equality, efficiency, quality and internationalism.

Dr Sanjaya Baru, Secretary General, FICCI, said that better education would facilitate in creating a better talent pool for the industry.

FICCI-EY report ‘Leapfrogging to Education 4.0: Student at the Core’ and FICCI Report on Social Outreach in Higher Education were also released in the programme.

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