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ArdorComm’s ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ held on 24th Nov in Pune, Shines Spotlight on Maharashtra’s Educational Excellence

ArdorComm Media Group successfully hosted the ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ on 24th November at Pune, Maharashtra. The event brought together visionaries, educators, and innovators to explore and celebrate the transformative strides in education amid the challenges and opportunities of the ‘new normal.’

The summit, themed ‘New Normal: Maharashtra – Pioneering Excellence in Education, Skilling & Employability,’ served as a platform for intellectual discourse and visionary insights into the future of education. As the landscape of education continues to evolve dynamically, the summit aimed to recognize and applaud the pioneers of educational excellence who are shaping the skills and employability of individuals.

Maharashtra, with its rich legacy of educational brilliance, stood tall as the focal point of inspiration for the event. The summit celebrated the state’s educators, institutions, and innovators for spearheading initiatives that set new standards in education, skill development, and the ultimate goal of equipping the workforce of the future.

New Normal – ELSA Maharashtra was the Nineth successful summit of the ArdorComm ‘New Normal’ ELSA series. The attendees were treated to a series of engaging discussions, insightful presentations, and thought-provoking panels, exploring various facets of the ‘new normal’ in education. Esteemed speakers shared their expertise on navigating the challenges posed by the evolving educational landscape, with a focus on how Maharashtra continues to lead the way.

The highlight of the event was the ‘ArdorComm Education Leadership Awards’ where outstanding individuals and institutions were recognized for their exemplary contributions to education, skill development, and employability. The awards underscored the commitment of these pioneers to innovation, excellence, and the overall betterment of the education sector. ArdorComm Education Leadership Awards were in the categories of Higher Education, School Education, Start-ups & EdTech.

Kumar Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor of ArdorComm Media Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the success of the summit, stating, “The ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ was a resounding success, bringing together the brightest minds in education to celebrate and explore the transformative journey we are on. Maharashtra, with its rich educational legacy, was rightfully at the forefront, showcasing how it pioneers excellence in education, skill development, and employability.”

The Presenting Partner of the event was LinkedIn, EdTech Partner was Anthology, Admission Automation Partner was ExtraaEdge. The Associate Partners of the summit were DigitalEd, I Math and Zollege. The School Partner  was Kalorex and International School Partner was Go School.

The Special Guests of the summit were Dr. D. V. Jadhav, Joint Director, Technical Education, Regional Office, Pune, Govt. of Maharashtra; Dr. Manjula Pooja, MD & CEO, Kalorex Group; Dr. Pranati Tilak, Trustee, Chairman- Executive Council, TMV & Chairman, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyalaya; Chetan Wakalkar, Educationist, Academic Advisor – Indira Institutes, Co Founder, Unicircle and SmartXR and Anup Menon, Regional Head (West)– Academics & Government business, LinkedIn.

The Eminent Panel Speakers of the Summit were, Dr. Amit Oak, COO of Vidyalankar Institute of Technology; Prof. (Dr.) Milind Pande, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University; Dr. Ganesh Rao, Director of Pune Business School; Dr. Shilpa Jejurkar, Principal of MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul Schools; Dr. Nirmala Kumaraswamy, Director of D.Y. Patil Institute of Computer Applications & Management; Rekha Puttamadegowda, Principal of Orchids The International School; Anantha Krishnan B., CEO of Operations at Kalorex Group; Dr. Pranati Tilak, Trustee and Chairman of the Executive Council at TMV & Chairman at Tilak Maharashtra Vidyalaya; Sudhir Kukreja, Co Founder of Credence International Schools; Dr. Harshita Sharma, Founder Director of Brainstorm International; Prof Dr. Raj Salunke, President of Sharada Group of Education; Sudhakar Joshi, Head – Marketing and Client Servicing at Chrysaalis I-Math India Pvt Ltd; Dr. Jaywant V. Shelar, Vice Chancellor of ITM Skills University; Prof. (Dr.) G.K. Shirude, Vice Chancellor of Sri Balaji University; Prof. (Dr.) Yuvraj Lahoti, Controller of Examinations and Evaluations at Vishwakarma University; Prof. Hrridaysh Deshpande, Vice Chancellor of Ajeenkya DY Patil University; Dr. Rajnikant Rajhans, Dean, R&D at NICMAR University; Ashutosh Phatak, Pro Vice Chancellor – Institutional Impact at Vijaybhoomi University; Dr. Sandeep Bhardwaj, Dean Academics at Vivekanand Education Society’s Business School; Anup Menon, Regional Head (West)-Academics & Government Business at LinkedIn; Vivek Iyer, Regional Vice President – India at Anthology; Dr. Sayalee Gankar, Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil University, Ambi; Prof. (Dr.) Rajendra Sinha, Vice Chancellor of Sandip University; Prof. S.K. Joshi, Director of P.K. Technical Campus, Chakan; Dr. C.M. Sedani, Dean of Indira College of Engg. & Design (ICEM); Tanpreet Makkad, Co-founder of; Prof. (Dr.) Sunita M. Karad, Director ICT at MIT Art Design and Technology University; Dr. Prasad D Khandekar, Founding Vice Chancellor of DES Pune University; Alok Baptist, Director – Outreach & Admissions at ATLAS SkillTech University; Avijit Nair, CEO of Akemi Group of Institutes; Prof. (Dr.) K. Prathapan, Vice Chancellor of D. Y. Patil Agriculture and Technical University, Talsande.

The summit had a Book Launch session of Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff, MD and CEO, Kalorex Group, and a Fireside Chat with Anantha Krishnan B.  CEO, Operations, Kalorex Group.

The Industry Speech were shared by Vivek Iyer, Regional Vice President – India, Anthology; Anup Menon, Regional Head (West)– Academics & Government business, LinkedIn; Ujjwal Kandhari, Dy Manager -Technology, DigitalEd India; Jayant Karambelkar, AVP Growth, ExtraaEdge.

Key Discussion Points of ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ #ELSAPune #ELSAMaharashtra

  • NEP 2023 Implementation & Funding: Paving the way for Transformational Reforms & Reshaping K-12 and HE Framework.
  • Mental Health & Well-being in Education.
  • Research-based Learning, Skill Development & Multidisciplinary Approach: A Robust Eco-system in HEIs.
  • Global Education and Cultural Exchange through Mobilizing Technology.
  • Changing Trends in Higher Education Enrollment Space with the Advent of New Age Technology

Key Highlights of ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ #ELSAPune #ELSAMaharashtra

  • Day: 1
  • Sessions: 6+
  • Speakers: 50+
  • Schools: 50+
  • Government Dignitaries: 10+
  • Higher Education: 100+
  • Edtech Startups: 15+
  • Corporate: 15+

The ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ held in Pune, Maharashtra on the 24th November, 2023, served as a pivotal knowledge-sharing platform for the passionate members of the education community. It united educators, innovators, and esteemed dignitaries from across the nation’s pre-school, school, and higher education sectors. Together, they illuminated the path towards smoother, more accessible teaching and learning experiences.

This event was a powerful showcase of India’s top minds in education, each sharing their best practices and invaluable insights. As we bid adieu to this enlightening summit, let us collectively commit to being catalysts of change within the education community in 2023 and beyond. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all participants and witnesses of the ‘ArdorComm New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023.’ Together, we shall continue to shape the future of education. #ELSAPune #ELSAMaharashtra

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