Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is organizing an Education Summit in collaboration with the Institute of Marketing and Management (IMM), focusing on opportunities available to students from South Asia, Central Asia, Middle-East, Africa and Central America, at an affordable cost, right here in India.
India is expected to become the Education hub of the world with 20 new IITs and IIMs, and the setting up of numerous new private universities. This will attract students seeking quality Higher education to the country.
The topic of the Education Summit-II is “Marketing of India’s Higher Education Worldwide:Revisited”. Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr. Shashi Tharoor will be the Chief Guest.
The Summit is being held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at IMM Convention Center, Marketing Tower, Qutab Institutional Area.
The Summit will have technical sessions in Engineering and Technology, IT and Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Agriculture followed by a special session, which will include addresses by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, IGNOU Vice Chancellor, Professor VN Rajsekharan Pillai, Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member (Education), Planning Commission and Prof. P. J. Kurien, Member of Parliament - Rajya Sabha & National President, IMM.
The objective of the Summit is to focus on opportunities available in the sector of Higher Education in India especially in the fields of Engineering & Technology; IT & Management; Tourism & Hospitality and Agriculture and how these opportunities can be harnessed by students.
It would also highlight how IGNOU is spreading education through distance mode, not only in India, but also to the world outside as per convenience of the students, irrespective of boundaries, social, political and economic.
The Summit will be chaired by Professor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, VC, IGNOU. Dr. Jagjit Singh, Executive President, IMM will be the Convenor of the Summit. The Co-Coordinators for the programme are Dr. Latha Pillai, Pro-Vice Chancellor, IGNOU and Dr. Pramod Kumar, Director, IMM.