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Inaugural session: Re-defining Education & 21st Century Skills in New-Normal

The significant social and economic upheaval that is currently occurring is the result of incredible developments in automation and artificial intelligence, supported by access to data, computation, and different forms of educational technology. These technologies have a tremendous impact on the Indian education sector as well as practically every sector of our economy. These breakthroughs have the potential to immensely benefit society and, over time, greatly boost prosperity, just like previous industrial revolutions did. Future innovations will also alter the composition of the workforce, increase skill bias from previous generations, and widen the educational gap in society. To propel discussion on this, the eminent school education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Chandan Anand

Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor, ArdorComm Media Group said, “The launch of NEP 2020 brought good hopes and positivity to the overall education sector which balance the disruption of teaching learning process. We also witnessed high growth in adoption of Education technology with global ed-tech investment reaching out to U.S 20 billion dollar in 2020 to U.S 127 billion dollar in 2022 and the overall market for the online education projected to reach 315 billion dollars by 2030 with a CAGR of 16.5 percent from 2022 to 2030.”

Lata Rawat

Lata Rawat, Director, Cambridge Court Group of Schools said, “We all talk about AI undoubtedly AI is here to stay and it's going to increase in Leaps and Bounds, we can't stop it because technology is part of our education. AI is something which can be replicated a number of times but humans are not so easy to replicate so here is what makes us different from AI and if we retain those qualities then let me tell you no machines can replace us ever.”

Damodar Prasad Goyal

Damodar Prasad Goyal, Founder President, Society for Unaided Private Schools of Rajasthan said, “The life of the student is very important for the parent, for the society, for the nation. Today's student is the future of the nation and if we are not able to shape him in the right direction then we can see that what kind of future this nation or this world will have.”

Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff

Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff, MD and CEO, Kalorex Group said, “In this NEP there's a whole segment on skill now skill through affiliation has come to our classroom we know that right but honestly how many are doing it? we are not. The worst fear is this that there is no understanding, if from now we don’t tell students the importance of skill in their life, in their career, in their livelihood they will not learn, they will not opt for it because we are all running for marks. But we can't do that to the children, we have to first tell the teacher, the teacher has to understand the importance of skill in school in classroom, the principal has to understand and offer.”

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Panel 1: Redefining the Role of Schools in the 'New-Normal'

The experiences a child has in school help shape their life. Throughout the school days, children experience excitement, triumphs, challenges, and much more in order to move on and extract knowledge. The COVID-19 pandemic, on the other hand, drastically altered the nature of the teaching-learning process. Students with changed behaviors must be treated differently in the new normal. Children frequently suffer from social anxiety, mental anguish, despair, and fear as a result of the pandemic. As a result, showing empathy and concentrating on emotional and mental health is critical for educators working in the K-12 setting. For students to feel at ease in school, innovative solutions must be developed. Educators, businesses, startups, and the government must all work together to guarantee that students in a hybrid school ecosystem feel emotionally, psychologically, and physically safe. To propel discussion on this, the eminent school education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Hema Harchandani

Hema Harchandani, Founder & Managing Director, Canvas International Group of School, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “We have to understand when we used to study there was a timeline that was the specific professions was there like doctors, engineers, now we are in the 21st century when we are going beyond, still the parents has a mindset of those old taglines, okay my son will be the doctor or my child will be the engineer, so we have to come out that mode.”

Anantha Krishnan B

Anantha Krishnan B, CEO- Operations, Kalorex Group, Ahmedabad, Gujarat said, “A school is a second home of a child, a school is a place where a child experiences joy, accomplishment, success. He also enjoys a lot of pranks with his friends, mistakes, setbacks, failures so it's a mixed environment of learning for a child. But then the two years was a huge setback, there have been students in the college segment who have not attended College even for one day and they have passed out their college life. What kind of a citizen for the country would they become when they grow ahead without the real-time learning being implemented in their lives? Certain questions in this regard are staring at our faces today.”

Kanak Gupta

Kanak Gupta, Director, Seth M. R. Jaipuria Schools said, “I've always believed that the educational part in terms of learning will always be taken care of, be it in the classroom, in person through technology. It's the social emotional learning, it's the social skills, the social transactions that have taken a meeting during covid times and have always been more important I believe in terms of bringing up of children who will take care of the country of the world as a society.”

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Panel 2: Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Holistic Development of Early Childhood Education in Preschools

Early childhood is characterised as the time of development between birth and the age of eight, during which significant brain development occurs. As children are greatly influenced by their surroundings and the people in them, this stage continues to be crucial. One of the most important components of the modern education ecosystem is early childhood care. The establishment and operation of pre-schools must receive a great deal of attention because they are the cornerstone of a child’s education and lay the groundwork for their future careers. Young children are unfortunately being denied access to a high-quality education due to a systemic lack of planning and infrastructure. It’s the need of the hour to understand how we can harness the power of technology for the holistic development of early childhood education in preschools. To propel discussion on this, the eminent school education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Geetika Bahuguna

Geetika Bahuguna, COO (Services), Millennium Education Group said, “If you look at pre-primary education I think that is the most critical segment of the education trajectory. What happens at pre-primary nobody knows you just realize that children when they reach the formal schools and up till NEP 2020 this was a very unstructured segment.”

Dr. Harshita Sharma

Dr. Harshita Sharma, Founder & Director, Brainstorm International, Pune said, “How to teach is very important not what to teach, so teachers I think have ample of resources available but how to make it so simpler that a teacher finds it's really enjoyable. So, everything what a teacher is doing first she should enjoy and the entire class will enjoy and that is so important.”

Neetu Sharma

Neetu Sharma, Founder and Principal, Million Miracle Pre-School, Jaipur said, “I feel technology is playing a very crucial part with us in a way it is hindering the three major genres of a children like first of the social emotional connect of the child if we see in our days children are so much busy in the technology with their own gadgets they don't need anyone.”

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Sudhakar Joshi

Sudhakar Joshi, Head – Marketing and Client Servicing, Chrysaalis I-Math India Pvt Ltd said, “Technology is inevitable even if I don't want a child to get exposed to technology he is going to because he's surrounded by it. I mean you have smartphones you have tabs you have everything which is smarter, probably there's a joke which says phones are getting smarter people are getting dumber, so that's actually the reality.”

Anshita Gupta

Anshita Gupta, Early Childhood Expert, Founder - Sun India Pre-School, Jaipur said, “We have to give the right early childhood education because that is how they are going to build a nation in future, they are the future leaders so we should be giving them the right stimulation by giving them the right quality that is needed at this age.”

Sneha Rathor

Sneha Rathor, CEO, Sanfort Group of Schools said, “We need to understand it's an evolution and first of all from that perspective coming to the mindset that we need to change ourselves as Educators first, we need to be very adaptive because we are sitting in a country which has a young population and to cater to those young minds we need to first change our minds as educators and we need to understand that it's a technology driven generation you just can't take away technology from them.”

Sandhyarani Patil

Sandhyarani Patil, President, JOY kids Care & JOY Public School Bidar, Jai Bhavani Education & Welfare Society, Bidar said, “Digitalization or digital technology it's very important because in a simple way it is a perfect repeated presentation that impacts students in a huge way.”

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Panel 3: How Immersive Learning Environments (ILEs) are Essential for a Constructive Learning Situations between Teacher & Student?

The fundamental role of the educator is to provide their students with the skills and information they need to flourish in their chosen field. To accomplish this, the educator must create a learning environment that encourages individuals under their tutelage to push the boundaries of their mental acuity and inclination for knowledge accumulation.  Maintaining this type of environment, on the other hand, comes with its own set of barriers and challenges. Educators will need to put in the effort to create an immersive learning environment to ensure a constructive learning situation between students and teacher. To propel discussion on this, the eminent school education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Sir Kuldeep Surolia

Sir Kuldeep Surolia, Founder, Sorsfort Group of Schools, Bengaluru, Karnataka said, “We need to train our own set of people to go ahead and develop these kinds of environment specifically with the implementation of National Education Policy where we are talking about skill set development, as skill is not singular in nature it's a multi-facet plethora of collection of various set of activities and knowledge of various subjects.”

Mukesh Kumar Morya

Mukesh Kumar Morya, Director, Safalta Sr. Secondary School, Baran, Rajasthan said, “Use of technology in education is very much essential now, but it is also true that students are misusing the technology. We shall ensure that students be able to get the most benefit of the technology.”

Mahesh Choudhary

Mahesh Choudhary, Chairman, Mayur Children Senior Secondary School, Badu Nagaur, Hukampura, Rajasthan said, “A robot can never replace a physical teacher because of emotions because of ethics, a robot can't teach a student ethics. Ethical education is the most important aspect in these days.”

Seema Sehajpal

Seema Sehajpal, Dharav Public School, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “If you genuinely ask me learning cannot happen without experience and as far as integrated learning is concerned like some of my colleagues were sharing that it is about subjects coming together, yes it is about subjects coming together but it is also a lot about a child and a teacher involved deeply in the learning process so it could be a project it could be a debate it could be a dance anything and everything is integrated learning.”

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Panel 4: In what ways AI-ML and Student Centric Technologies are enabling Institutions to Track, Access and Record the Teaching-Learning Progress?

AR, VR, and ML technologies are a promising addition to the expanding field of education technology due to their immersive experiences, innovative information sharing capabilities, and potential to provide virtual experiences that expand access to educational opportunities that would otherwise be limited by cost or physical distance. However, these technologies have only lately become available and affordable enough to be deployed in practical classroom settings. Using augmented reality (AR), also known as mixed reality, users can interact with virtual elements that appear in their real-world surroundings. We need to understand how these student centric technologies are enabling institutions to track, access and record the Teaching-Learning Progress. To propel discussion on this, the eminent school education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Dr. Sarita V. Singh

Dr. Sarita V. Singh, Director cum Principal, RPS International School, Behror, Rajasthan said, “Technology are a promising addition to the expanding field of education, technology due to their immersive experience, innovation information sharing capabilities and potential to provide virtual experience that expand assist to educational opportunity that would otherwise be limited by cost of physical distance.”

Geeta Solapurkar

Geeta Solapurkar, Principal, Jaipuria Vidyalaya, Jaipur, Rajasthan said “Machine learning is the mathematical process that is it is the mathematical model which leads a computer to develop this intelligence it means that the mathematical part whatever is used that is known as machine learning and artificial intelligence is the outcome or the product by which the machine can think and it can just proceed to act.”

Pankaj Garg

Pankaj Garg, Principal, Kalindi Public School, Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan said, “Students are not much focused with technology. In a physical class, teachers can read the face of a child and understand if there is any problem and resolves it but it’s not the case with technology.”

Anil Mukhija

Anil Mukhija, Principal, Raj International School, Rewari, Haryana said, “I would say that yes, we cannot go without technology and in remote areas particularly still there is some struggling because of the infrastructure but even they are using smart classrooms as in previous session one of them was saying that all our classrooms are smart classrooms equipped and teachers are to be trained for that to use technology in a better way but yes we cannot do without it.”

Indira Singh

Indira Singh, Principal, Vivek Techno School, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “As school leaders we should focus on the Deep learning and inculcate all these systems, like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in our school to benefit the students.”

Vidya Shankar

Vidya Shankar, Principal, Lakshya International School, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh said, “No robot or no technology can replace or even go close to teachers or the human touch and the human empathy, care that we teachers give to our children.”

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Industry Presentation - Knauf Ceiling Solutions India

Arindam Banerjee

Arindam Banerjee, Manager sales - Delhi & Rajasthan, Knauf Ceiling Solutions, gave an industry presentation on the topic "Importance of Acoustic in Classrooms" at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 16th Dec 2022.

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Industry Presentation - Phando

Shefali Gupta

Shefali Gupta, Human Resources Manager, Phando, gave an industry presentation on the topic "Transform the way you learn with The ProClass" at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 16th Dec 2022.

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Book Launch & Fireside chat

Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff

Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff, MD, and CEO, Kalorex Group launches her Book, "Success Mantras and Musings – Edupreneur Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff" and speaks about it in a Fireside chat with Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor, ArdorComm Media Group at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 16th Dec 2022.
Dr. Manjula Pooja Shroff, said, “It's always about going to deeper layers I want to tell you this that when somebody writes about you it's not easy, you start to expose a part of you that was always very private, you start to expose a part of you that was just in your mind, you start to expose a vulnerable side of you and which is not easy.”

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Felicitation Ceremony

Award Ceremony

Higher Education

Inaugural session: Re-defining Education & 21st Century Skills in New-Normal

The significant social and economic upheaval that is currently occurring is the result of incredible developments in automation and artificial intelligence, supported by access to data, computation, and different forms of educational technology. These technologies have a tremendous impact on the Indian education sector as well as practically every sector of our economy. These breakthroughs have the potential to immensely benefit society and, over time, greatly boost prosperity, just like previous industrial revolutions did. Future innovations will also alter the composition of the workforce, increase skill bias from previous generations, and widen the educational gap in society. To propel discussion on this, the eminent higher education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Chandan Anand

Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Group Editor, ArdorComm Media Group said, “The launch of NEP 2020 brought good hopes and positivity to the overall education sector which balance the disruption of teaching learning process. We also witnessed high growth in adoption of Education technology with global ed-tech investment reaching out to U.S 20 billion dollar in 2020 to U.S 127 billion dollar in 2022 and the overall market for the online education projected to reach 315 billion dollars by 2030 with a CAGR of 16.5 percent from 2022 to 2030.”

Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar Agrawal

Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar Agrawal, President (Vice Chancellor), Nirwan University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “This is a time when the world needs India, we need to upskill our educated people, education is not enough it's not enough to just give them degrees, to educate them in the class rooms or online basis or offline basis we have to upskill them because the world needs skilled manpower and we are in the ideal situation to export manpower.”

Prof. (Dr.) H.L. Verma

Prof. (Dr.) H.L. Verma, President (Vice Chancellor), Jagannath University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “An important thing which happened in the last part of the 20th century was IT Revolution so when the IT Revolution came, so it provided us the facility of free flow of information, internet and which has application in all sectors of the economy including education.”

Dr. Vinod Bhardwaj

Dr. Vinod Bhardwaj, Associate Professor, Dept. of College Education, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “If we talk about redefining education then certainly curriculum is the first thing, the obsolete curriculum has no place to impart to use or to transfer every part of knowledge to the youth.”

Prof. Amit Jain

Prof. Amit Jain, President (Vice Chancellor), Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “I believe a lot of things are being redefined because of technology, because of this new normal so you know having a small focused audience of 40 to 50 and reaching out to lacks of people is the way new normal is being defined.”

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Panel 1: Unleashing the Potential of Education 4.0 - The future of Teaching & Learning

We are living in a digital era and a technologically focused world. Global connection, smart equipment, and new media are just a few of the primary drivers transforming the globe. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is in the process of completely changing the world’s scenario through various inventions and advances in society in general and industry in particular; AI, Robotics, and IOT are some of the world’s well-recognized emergent technologies today. Education 4.0 is an institutional concept that promotes unconventional thinking. The idea is to employ technology-based tools and resources to push education in unconventional ways. Education 4.0 is fundamentally redefining the education by making it easier to study while also enhancing our technological skills. To propel discussion on this, the eminent higher education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Dr. Prabhat Pankaj

Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “Education per se is not important, what kind of impact education is making on the life of the student when the system is going back to the society, how that impact all the society is what matters.”

Prof. Amit Jain

Prof. Amit Jain, President (Vice Chancellor), Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “I believe the education 4.0 that we are talking about today has come right straight from there because we also talked about that education is not only about giving information but it is about fitting character and how you build characters, you can only build character when you have an appropriate curriculum and a right pedagogy.”

Amit Mahensaria

Amit Mahensaria, CEO, upGrad Campus said, “A global mindset is required, today's education system is largely global so a student actually does not want to know what is happening here but what is happening across the global industry so how do you inculcate and invite global curriculum as well as global pedagogy into education 4.0.”

Prof. (Dr.) Padmakali Banerjee

Prof. (Dr.) Padmakali Banerjee, President, Sir Padmapat Singhania University, Udaipur, Rajasthan said, “I want to say that we are not just in a new normal world but we are in a very bold, brave normal world because we are seeing revolutionary transformation happening including education and when we say education it's not just knowledge it's the way the knowledge is being disseminated.”

Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar Agrawal

Prof. (Dr.) Arvind Kumar Agrawal, President (Vice Chancellor), Nirwan University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “I’m extremely optimistic person but I have a sense of pessimism with this current crop of technology, this current attitude towards all this communication system.”

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Panel 2: How can EdTech Collaborations Aid in Developing a Better Digital Infrastructure/ Digital Campus?

We are living in a fast-paced world with technology advancing rapidly day by day. In the past two years, we have seen a drastic change in the education system. Due to the pandemic, the educational institutions had to adapt to the technology in order to create a digital infrastructure for seamlessly imparting education. Strategic EdTech collaborations can play a vital role in developing a better digital infrastructure/ digital campus. Moreover, in the Union Budget 2022 emphasis has been led on the establishment of a digital university to provide access to students across the country for world-class quality universal education with a personalized learning experience at their doorsteps. Hence, there is an immense opportunity to better the digital infrastructure of education with the help of EdTech collaborations. To propel discussion on this, the eminent higher education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Prof (Dr.) Ankit Gandhi

Prof (Dr.) Ankit Gandhi, Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Technology, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “We especially in the Indian context have realized the need of edtech collaboration, post pandemic more vividly.”

Prof. Dr. Biswajoy Chatterjee

Prof. Dr. Biswajoy Chatterjee, Vice Chancellor, University of Engineering & Management, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “It is because of this shift, or this change or this development in education that the edtech collaborations, I believe do have a role to play.”

Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh, Senior Business Leader, CollPoll said, “So much data is being generated every day, until and unless we transform that data into such a form where management can take decision then the ultimate objective of digitalization will not take place.”

Prof. (Dr.) Vijay Singh Rathore

Prof. (Dr.) Vijay Singh Rathore, Chairman, Shree Kkarni Universe College, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “The edtech companies’ collaboration can definitely help the colleges and universities to make their administration and academics better.”

Dr. Vinod Bhardwaj

Dr. Vinod Bhardwaj, Associate Professor, Dept. of College Education, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “The first and foremost need is to make the campus WiFi, automation and digitization of library, then we have to go for the high-end laboratories, then only we can think about other things.”

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Panel 3: How can R&D, Innovation, and Skilling Play a Central Role in Economic Growth & Job Creation?

It is evident for all that quality education plays an important role in solidifying the economic development of a country. Be it industrial powerhouses or technological hubs, only the right skill set, research and development can spur economic growth rates and job creation. Enhanced scientific growth, research and collaborations can ensure the discovery of pathbreaking innovations. In the recent years, computers, internet and mobile phones have been infiltrating and dominating the way we live. However, while innovation may not generate the returns it used to, it continues to play a critical role in driving growth and employment through research and development. In the education sphere, budgets and spending on R&D, skilling and collaborations will increase drastically to cater to the needs of the ever-changing and growing economy. To propel discussion on this, the eminent higher education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Dr. O.P. Gupta

Dr. O.P. Gupta, Pro- Vice Chancellor, Shridhar University, Pilani, Rajasthan said, “It is evident for all that quality education applies an important role in solidifying the economic development of a country be it industrial, technological hubs only the right skill set research and development inspire economic growth and job creation enhanced scientific growth research and collaborations can ensure the discovery of path breaking innovations.”

Dr. Ajay Singh Rathore

Dr. Ajay Singh Rathore, President (Vice Chancellor), Shyam University, Dausa, Rajasthan said, “We keep on telling about quality research, sign MoU with foreign universities and do collaborations with other universities but there is still some lack in the research which is evident.”

Dr. P. R. Sodani

Dr. P. R. Sodani, President, IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “Technological innovations are very important and we give lot of thrust to the technological innovations. Here I would also like to say that innovations doesn't come automatically, innovations require vigorous research based on the results then you come up with the innovations that is a great strategy our students are now engaged in the innovations.”

Prof. (Dr.) Pramod K. Raghav

Prof. (Dr.) Pramod K. Raghav, President, Jayoti Vidyapeeth Women's University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “Research must be need based, government is focusing on that and HEIs and universities they should also focus on the need-based research.”

Prof. Krishna Kant Dave

Prof. Krishna Kant Dave, President, Pacific Academy of Higher Education & Research (PAHER), Udaipur, Rajasthan said, “Nowadays university itself is not ample and university resources are not ample and dear people if we outsource there is no harm in it. We should use their services and by increasing the skilling and research part in the university, if we are able to do this then we can improve a lot.”

Amit Shah

Amit Shah, Founder, Offee said, “I personally have a vision that if college can get into collecting their own data, don't share it with anyone keep it secure with you, keep it under your servers but start realizing the power of data on your own so that overall research can improve.”

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Panel 4: Bridging the Urban-Rural Digital Divide Through Mobilizing Technology

The term “digital divide” is not new to Indian educators, companies, and students. The difference has existed for millennia and has become one of the most pressing concerns in student development and education across the country. Despite many significant steps taken in the field of education, the formation of monopolies or other types of concentrated ownership lies with urban residents. Many leading innovators, educators, and empowered students believe that the rural-urban divide may be lessened by removing significant barriers to technology penetration and usage. Also, policies and budgets should be allocated to ensure the common man and students can hold the reigns of technology themselves without any third-party involvement. Increased internet access and technological advances will allow to bridge the urban-rural education divide and reduce rural poverty. To propel discussion on this, the eminent higher education leaders and industry experts emphasized on the topic at ArdorComm Media “New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022” held on 16th and 17th December 2022 at Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Quotes from the Speakers

Dr. Sandeep Tomar

Dr. Sandeep Tomar, Registrar, Bhartiya Skill Development University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “The children who are 5 or 6 years of age they are much advanced in terms of the classes, even they know much better digital communication than us.”

Dr. Ramesh Mittal

Dr. Ramesh Mittal, Director, National Institute of Agricultural Marketing, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “If you talk about the divide, yes the infrastructure is not ready and if you look at this internet connectivity, many kinds of gadgets are not competent enough to make the bridge themselves in between two cities or so.”

Dr. Shishir Mathur

Dr. Shishir Mathur, Registrar, Homeopathy University, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “Edtech companies can definitely help, they can train us, they can collaborate with the universities to make their courses in such a way that can be seen even after 10 to 4 or 9 to 5 working hours specially in the rural areas.”

Dr. Shraddha Arya

Dr. Shraddha Arya, Director, Rajasthan College of Engineering for women, Jaipur, Rajasthan said, “As per a survey in 2022 only 73% education is there in rural areas in which 65% are for females and 70% are for males.”

Prof. Rajeev Mehta

Prof. Rajeev Mehta, Registrar, Sangam University, Bhilwara, Rajasthan said, “It’s a fantastic idea that we can use mobilizing technologies in the agricultural sector also, even government is coming up with apps like Kisan Suvidha which is benefiting the farmers a lot.”

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Industry Presentation - upGrad Campus

Amit Mahensaria

Amit Mahensaria, CEO, upGrad Campus, gave an industry presentation on the topic "Specialized Degrees & Courses for an Industry-Ready Ecosystem" at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 17th Dec 2022.

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Industry Presentation - ExtraaEdge

Daksh Agrawal

Daksh Agrawal, AVP Growth, ExtraaEdge, gave an industry presentation on the topic "Winning at Higher Education Admissions in 2023" at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 17th Dec 2022.

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Industry Presentation - TruScholar

CA Mayur Zanwar

CA Mayur Zanwar, Co-Founder, TruScholar, gave an industry presentation on the topic "Introduction to TruScholar: Blockchain-Powered Credential Management Platform" at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 17th Dec 2022.

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Industry Presentation - DigitalEd India

Ujjwal Joshi

Ujjwal Joshi, AVP Sales & Ujjwal Kandhari, Dy Manager -Technology from Digitaled India", gave an industry presentation on the topic "The Value Driven Blended Way Forward" at 'ArdorComm NEW NORMAL- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022', in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 17th Dec 2022.

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Felicitation Ceremony

Award Ceremony