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Inaugural: New Normal Gujarat: Re-imagining Education, Skilling and Employability in 21st Century Workplace

Inaugurating the “New Normal Gujarat” initiative marks a significant milestone in the journey of redefining education, skilling, and employability paradigms in the 21st-century workplace. Against the backdrop of rapid technological advancement, globalization, and evolving market needs, Gujarat stands at the forefront of a transformative approach to education and skill development. This initiative underscores the imperative of fostering innovation, adaptability, and entrepreneurship among learners and professionals alike. By re-imagining traditional education models, integrating emerging technologies, and emphasizing practical skill acquisition, Gujarat seeks to empower individuals to thrive in diverse professional landscapes. Through collaborative efforts, the state endeavors to cultivate a future-ready workforce capable of driving sustainable growth and prosperity. The welcome address by Kumar Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor of ArdorComm Media Group, set the tone for insightful deliberations and visionary perspectives. The distinguished guest speakers, including Rohit Mehta, State Project Advisor, School Education Dept., Govt. Of Gujarat; Dr. CA Achyut Dani, Director General & Provost, JG University; Prahar Anjaria, Founder & Chairman, RANGOLI Group of Institutes; and Anup Menon, Regional Head (West) – Academics & Government business, LinkedIn, further enriched the inaugural session with their invaluable insights and expertise. Together, they set the stage for a collaborative endeavor towards realizing the vision of a dynamic, future-ready workforce in Gujarat and beyond. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

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Panel 1: NEP Implementation: Focus on Education to be Inclusive, Equitable and Holistic.

The illuminating Panel 1 discussion on NEP Implementation delved into the transformative vision of inclusive, equitable, and holistic education encapsulated within the National Education Policy (NEP). Led by Dr. CA Achyut Dani, Director General & Provost of JG University, Ahmedabad, serving as the Session Moderator, the panel featured esteemed speakers from diverse educational backgrounds and institutions. These include Prof. (Dr.) S N Gupta, Vice Chancellor, Maganbhai Adenwala Mahagujarat University, Nadiad; Abhay Ghosh, Director, Shanti Asiatic School, Ahmedabad; Arun Sutaria, (Retd IAS), Director, Siddharth Public School, Himatnagar; Dr. Geetika Saluja, CEO Projects, Anand Niketan Schools, Ahmedabad; Sabina Sawhney, Principal, Delhi Public School, Bopal, Ahmedabad; Minal Desai, Director, Gems International School, Ahmedabad; Prof. Sandeep Vasant, Registrar, Navrachana University, Vadodara; Dr. A K Sinha, Principal Director, Delhi Public School, Vadodara; Archit Bhatt, Managing Director, Tripada Group of Schools & President, AOPS, Ahmedabad. Together, they explored the imperatives of inclusive education, ensuring access, quality, and equity for all learners. The panel emphasized dismantling barriers to education, promoting fairness in resource allocation, and nurturing learners’ cognitive, emotional, and social development. Their insightful discussions and actionable recommendations provide a roadmap for fostering a more inclusive, equitable, and holistic learning environment. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

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Panel 2: Creating a Seamless Digital Experience in Education for Mentors and Learners.

In the contemporary landscape of digital transformation, the imperative of creating a seamless digital experience in education for mentors and learners has never been more pronounced. Panel 2 delves into the convergence of technology and pedagogy, aiming to optimize the learning journey for all involved. It explores innovative digital tools, platforms, and methodologies designed to enhance engagement, collaboration, and personalized learning experiences. By harnessing cutting-edge technologies such as AI, AR/VR, and interactive multimedia, the panel endeavors to unlock new frontiers in education, fostering dynamic interactions and knowledge sharing.

Led by Prahar Anjaria, Founder & Chairman of RANGOLI Group of Institutes, Gandhinagar, serving as the Session Moderator, the panel comprises esteemed speakers from various educational backgrounds and institutions. These include Kamal Mangal, Founder of Anand Niketan Group of Schools, Ahmedabad; Vipul Patel, Chairman and Managing Trustee of S.N.V. International School, Nadiad; Vivek Kapasi, Managing Trustee of Shree Vidyasagar School, Ahmedabad; Seema Singh, Director of Florescent Public School, Ahmedabad; and Viral Jain, Chairman & Managing Trustee of Lokpriya Providentia International School, Jamnagar.

Together, they aim to navigate the educational landscape with agility and efficacy, fostering an environment where educators and learners alike can thrive in the digital age. Through this seamless integration of digital solutions, the panel endeavors to revolutionize the educational experience, paving the way for enhanced learning outcomes and enriched academic journeys. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

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Panel 3: Unleashing The Potential of ‘Education 4.0’ on Innovative Pedagogy & Industry ready Skills.

 “Unleashing The Potential of ‘Education 4.0’ on Innovative Pedagogy & Industry-Ready Skills,” delves into the transformative impact of Education 4.0 in shaping contemporary learning paradigms. Education 4.0 integrates advanced technologies like AI, machine learning, and IoT into education, revolutionizing pedagogical approaches and skill development. The panel explores how Education 4.0 fosters experiential and collaborative learning, equipping learners with industry-relevant skills and competencies. By leveraging immersive technologies, adaptive learning platforms, and real-world simulations, Education 4.0 aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, preparing students for the dynamic challenges of the modern workplace while fostering innovation and adaptability in pedagogy.

Led by Brig PC Vyas, Director of the Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, serving as the Session Moderator, the panel features distinguished speakers from various esteemed educational institutions. These include, Parth Kotecha, Associate Vice President at Noble University, Junagadh; Dr. D. J. Shah, Provost at Indrashil University, Rajpur; Dr. Parag Sanghani, Provost at P. P. Savani University, Surat; Dr. S. Sundar Manoharan, Vice Chancellor at Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar; Dr. Shrikant J. Wagh, Provost at UPL University of Sustainable Technology, Bharuch; Dr. Ragin Shah, Provost at Swarnim Startup & Innovation University, Gandhinagar; and Swapnil Ajmera, Director at Coursera for Campus, brought their expertise and insights to the discussion. Together, they aim to elucidate the potential of Education 4.0 in reshaping the educational landscape, preparing learners for the demands of the modern workforce, and fostering innovation in pedagogy. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

 

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Panel 4: How the New Age Technologies like AI, ML, IoT are changing India’s Education landscape?

delves into the transformative impact of new-age technologies like AI, ML, and IoT on India’s education landscape. These technologies are reshaping traditional teaching methods and learning experiences, offering personalized learning, adaptive assessments, and data-driven insights to cater to diverse learner needs. AI-driven chatbots and virtual tutors provide instant support and feedback, while ML algorithms analyze student performance to customize educational content. IoT facilitates immersive learning environments and real-time monitoring of educational resources.

Led by Dr. Prem Das Maheshwari, Director -South Asia, D2L Corporation, serving as the Session Moderator, the panel features esteemed speakers, Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Chakravorty, Executive President, Indus University, Ahmedabad; Dr. Kartik Jain, Provost, Gandhinagar University, Gandhinagar and Prof. (Dr.) Amit Jain, President / Vice Chancellor, Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur. Together, they explore the transformative potential of AI, ML, and IoT in enhancing educational outcomes, bridging accessibility gaps, and preparing students for the demands of the digital economy. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

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Panel 5: How to Cultivate 21st Century Skills including Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy?

focuses on the cultivation of 21st-century skills, particularly critical thinking and digital literacy, essential for success in today’s dynamic landscape. Critical thinking enables individuals to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information, fostering independent thought and problem-solving abilities. Digital literacy equips individuals with the skills to navigate, evaluate, and utilize digital tools and information effectively and ethically.

Led by Dr. Amit Ganatra, Vice Chancellor (Provost) at Parul University, Vadodara, serving as the Session Moderator, the panel features esteemed speakers, Prof. (Dr.) Prafulkumar Udani, Provost, Sankalchand Patel University, Ahmedabad; Dr. K.B. Vyas, Provost, Sabarmati University, Ahmedabad; Anup Menon, Regional Head (West)– Academics & Government business, LinkedIn. Together, they explore innovative strategies, pedagogies, and technologies to empower learners to develop these essential skills. By integrating real-world challenges, collaborative projects, and experiential learning opportunities, educators can nurture critical thinking and digital literacy, preparing students to thrive in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

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Industry Presentation

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Anup Menon

Anup Menon, Regional Head (West)– Academics & Government business, LinkedIn, gave an Industry Speech on the topic, "Future of Work - LinkedIn for Education Institutions" at the ArdorComm Media’s ’10th New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2024', in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 10th Feb 2024.

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Industry Presentation

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Phillip Samuel Babu.S, Head - Higher Education Skilling, India & Subcontinent, SAP India, gave an Industry Speech on the topic, "Digital Transformation in Higher Education" at the ArdorComm Media’s ’10th New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2024', in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 10th Feb 2024.

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Roundtable 1 : D2L

In today’s digital age, the potential of tech-enabled solutions to transform teaching and learning is unprecedented. This roundtable discussion, moderated by D2L, delves into how innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and interactive platforms can revolutionize educational practices. By harnessing the power of these tools, educators can personalize learning experiences, engage students more effectively, and facilitate deeper understanding of complex concepts. Moreover, tech-enabled solutions offer opportunities for inclusive education, breaking down barriers to access and accommodating diverse learning styles. This discussion aims to explore the evolving role of technology in education and strategies for maximizing its potential to unleash transformative outcomes in teaching and learning.

The esteemed panel includes, Dr. Prem Das Maheshwari, Director – South Asia, D2L Corporation, who assumed the role of session moderator, steering a dynamic discussion among esteemed panelists including Dr. M Balaganapathy, Principal at Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, Charotar University of Science & Technology, Anand; Prof. (Dr.) Nileshkumar Modi, Director of the School of Computer Science at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad; and Prof. (Dr.) Anil Sinha, Director of GLS Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The panel also featured Tariq Ali Saiyed, Registrar at Karnavati University, Gandhinagar; Veerendra Singh Nagoria, Controller of Examination at Rai University, Ahmedabad; and Dr. Bijal Zaveri, Dean of FMS at Parul University, Vadodara. Additionally, Prof. (Dr.) Jyoti Srivastava, Registrar at Sabarmati University, Ahmedabad; Prof. Sandeep Vasant, Registrar at Navrachana University, Vadodara; and Prof. (Dr.) Prafulkumar Udani, Provost at Sankalchand Patel University, Ahmedabad, lent their expertise. Joining them were Prof. (Dr.) Kaushik Raval, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Gandhinagar University, Moti Bhoyan; Dr. Rajan Patel, Dean of Engineering and Technology at Gandhinagar University, Gandhinagar; and Dr. Bindesh Patel, Deputy Registrar at P. P. Savani University, Surat. The discussion also included Dr. M. Sarada Devi, Principal at Ahmedabad Institute of Technology, Ahmedabad; Dr. Shantanu Chakravarty, Principal & Advisor at Parul Institute of Business Administration, Vadodara; and Dr. Amish Vyas, Registrar at Indrashil University, Ahmedabad. Furthermore, Dr. Keyur Brahmbhat, Head of IT at BVM Engineering College, Anand, and Dr. M.N Patel, Advisor at Parul University & Silver Oak University, Ahmedabad, provided valuable insights into the dynamic discourse.Together, they aim to explore the dynamic landscape of educational technology and its impact on shaping the future of teaching and learning. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

 

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Roundtable 2 : SAP

In the digital era, higher education encounters both challenges and opportunities unparalleled in history. This roundtable discussion, led by SAP, aims to delve into innovative strategies for re-imagining higher education amidst rapid technological advancements and evolving learner needs. By embracing digital tools, online platforms, and data-driven insights, institutions can enhance accessibility, flexibility, and the quality of education they provide. The conversation will explore reshaping curricula, pedagogies, and assessment methods to foster critical thinking, creativity, and adaptability among students. Furthermore, it will address the significance of fostering collaboration among academia, industry, and policymakers to ensure higher education remains relevant and responsive to the demands of the digital age.

The esteemed panel includes, G Chandra Mouleeswaran, Head of Solution Architect Training & Enablement at SAP, India APJ, who facilitated the session as moderator, orchestrating a diverse panel of experts. Dr. Bhargav P. Majmundar, Principal of Hansaba College of Engineering and Technology at Gokul Global University, Siddhpur, shared valuable insights alongside Rupesh Verma, Director of HR & Communication at Malwanchal University, Indore. Dr. Samir Gopalan, Dean and Director of the College of Management at Silver Oak University, Ahmedabad, contributed his expertise, as did Shri Pavankumar Soni, Deputy Registrar at Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar. Prof. (Dr.) Amit Jain, President / Vice Chancellor of Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, offered his perspective, while Dr. Nirupama Patel, Dean of Arts & Science at Gandhinagar University, Gandhinagar, added depth to the discussion. Dr. Hitesh Bhatia, Professor & Associate Dean of the School of Business and Law at Navrachana University, Vadodara, enriched the conversation, along with Dr. D. J. Shah, Provost of Indrashil University, Rajpur. Dr. Ranjana Ingale, Principal of Monark Ayurved Medical College and Hospital at Monark University, Ahmedabad, shared insights alongside Dr. K. K. Hadiya, Registrar of Kamdhenu University, Gandhinagar. Prof. Sangita Shroff, Dean & Director of the Institute of Design at Nirma University, Ahmedabad, and Dr. M.N Patel, Advisor at Parul University & Silver Oak University, Ahmedabad, provided valuable contributions. Additionally, Parth Kotecha, Associate Vice President of Noble University, Junagadh, shared his expertise, as did Dr. Keyur Brahmbhat, Head of IT at BVM Engineering College, Anand. Dr. Gangadhar G Hugar, Director of the MBA Department at Laxmi Vidyapeeth Institute of Management, Valsad, and Prof. (Dr.) Bijay Singh, Vice Chancellor of ICFAI University, Mizoram, contributed to the dialogue. Prof. (Dr.) Indu Rao, Dean of Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Chakravorty, Executive President of Indus University, Ahmedabad, also shared their valuable insights. Dr. D. V. Patel, Principal of A. Y. Dadabhai Technical Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, and Prof. (Dr.) K C Raval, Dean of Law at Gandhinagar University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, further enriched the discussion with their perspectives. To delve deeper into these enriching conversations, we invite you to watch the video on YouTube and join the dialogue for transformative education.

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Valedictory Session

Dr. Vinay. S. Purani, Chairman, Technical Examination Board, Education Department, Govt. Of Gujarat shared his keynote speech at the Valedictory session of ArdorComm Media’s ’10th New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2024′, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 10th Feb 2024.

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Industry Presentation

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Avinash Sharm, Chief Manager, SAMSUNG, gave an Industry Speech on the topic, "Bring Out Unlimited Learning Possibilities with SAMSUNG" at the ArdorComm Media’s ’10th New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2024', in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 10th Feb 2024.

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Peter Ledwidge

Peter Ledwidge, Sales Director, Nursery Story, gave an Industry Speech on the topic, "How Technology Benefits the Early Ears Sector" at the ArdorComm Media’s ’10th New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2024', in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 10th Feb 2024.

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Award & Felicitation Ceremony

Award & Felicitation Ceremony held at the ArdorComm Media’s ’10th New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2024', in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 10th Feb 2024.

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Felicitation Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

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