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New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’, held on 7th and 8th January 2022

-By ArdorComm Bureau

ArdorComm Media Group, a growing media organisation hosted the second edition of India’s First & Biggest ‘New Normal Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ (#ELSA2022) on 7th & 8th January 2022 as a Virtual event. AICTE (Under Ministry of Education, Govt. of India) and Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana associated as the ‘Government supporting partners’ in this event. The virtual symposium of ‘New Normal Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ built the congregation of the Indian Education Community from pan India to discuss and explore the possibilities of innovation in education, the future trends and the existing scenario of the education sector. The event witnessed the convergence of education leaders and innovators from various institutions, schools, organizations, universities, EdTech & startups. The Silver Partner of the event was Knauf Ceiling Solutions, the Associate Partners were PinnacleWorks Infotech (P) Ltd, Chrysaalis i-maths India Pvt Ltd and ExtraaEdge. The School Partner of the event was Billimoria High School, Panchgani and the Pre-School Partner was Hello Kids Chain of PreSchools.

Mr. Chandan Anand, Founder, CEO & Editor, ArdorComm Media Group said, “New Normal Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022, #ELSA2022 is a knowledge forum to propel discussions on Empowering the Education Community for Socio-Digital Transformation and adoption of 21st century skills in this VUCA phase. This ‘New Normal’ event will thus unfold the latest trends in the education and technology sector.” Higher-ups in the education sectors like Chancellors, Trustees, Vice Chancellors, CEOs, MDs, Directors, Principals and government dignitaries came together to express their views to empower students to make judicious use of technology in education. The Guest of Honour of the event was Shri Navin Mittal, IAS, Commissioner, Technical & Collegiate Education Higher Education Department, Government of Telangana. The Special Guests of the summit were, Shri Ramanan Ramanathan, Former (First) Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Former Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog, Dr. M. S. Shyamasundar, Senior Adviser, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and Dr. M.V.V. Prasada Rao, Former Director, CBSE.

The two-day virtual symposium witnessed the powerful deliberation of the leaders from apex government bodies, academicians and educators from universities, colleges, engineering institutes, B-schools, K-12 & pre-schools, experts from corporate, EdTech companies & start-ups. The Summit’s theme was focused on ‘Empowering Education Community with Socio-Digital Transformation & 21st-century skills in VUCA World’. The eminent speakers on Day 1 (Higher Education) included Manish Kothari, Managing Director, ISBR Business School, Bangalore Urban, Prof. Ajay Kumar Singh, Vice Chancellor, Sri Sri University, Cuttack, Odisha, Dr. Raj Singh, Vice Chancellor, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), Bengaluru, Prof. Vikas Singh, Vice-Chancellor, ITM, Raipur, Moulshree Dubey, CEO, Professional Institute of Engineering and Technology, Raipur, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Educator, OP Jindal Global University, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Chandigarh, Dr Dwarika Prasad Uniyal, Pro Vice Chancellor, RV University, Bengaluru, Sanjay Padode, Founding President, Vijaybhoomi University & Chairman, JAGSOM, Dr. B. Sendilkumar, Dean and Director, Health Sciences, Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation – Deemed to be University, Salem, Dr. Madhur Gupta , Director, St. Francis Business School, Bangalore, Dr Hari Krishna Maram, Vice Chancellor, Universal Digital University and many others.

The eminent panel speakers of Day 2 (K-12 education) included Dr. Pranati Tilak, Chairperson, Tilak Maharshtra Vidyalaya, Pune, Kanak Gupta, Director, Seth MR Jaipuria Schools, Aditi Goradia, Managing Director, Billimoria High School, Panchgani, Pratima Sinha, CEO, DSR Educational Society, Hyderabad, B. Anantha Krishnan, CEO Operation, Kalorex Group Of Institutions, Ahmedabad, Sir Kuldeep Surolia, Founder Director and Trustee, Sorsfort International School, Sapna Sukul, Founder, Edustart Solutions, Sunita Jain, Director, Hello Kids Chain of PreSchools, Dr. Kavita Bajpai, Director & Co-Founder, The Thrissur International School, Thrissur, Kerala, Dr. Mona Lisa Bal, Chairperson, KIIT International School, Bhubneshwar, Tijay Gupta, Co-Founder & COO, BACHPAN & AHPS Group of Schools, New Delhi, Harshita Sharma , Founder and Director, Brainstorm International School, Pune, Amol Arora, Managing Director, Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools, Vindi Pujari, Director, Nerva Education Foundation, Pune, Sandeepan Reddy, Founder – Chairman, Synergy National School, Ambejogai, Dharmesh Kapasi, President, Shanti Juniors Group of Schools and many others.

The Key Discussion Points of the Event were:

Higher Education

  • The Rise Of Lifelong Learning In The ‘New Normal’ Era
  • Bridging The Urban-Rural Digital Divide Through Mobilizing Technology
  • The Importance Of Transnational Programmes In The Internationalization Of Higher Education
  • How Can R&D & Innovation Play A Central Role In Economic Growth & Job Creation
  • Importance Of Entrepreneurial Education Among Students

School Education

  • Redefining The Role Of Schools And Education In The New Normal
  • Can Group Analysis And Social Interactions Flourish In A Virtual/Hybrid Education Ecosystem?
  • Digital Textbooks Vs Regular Textbooks
  • Physical & Extra-Curricular Activities Vital For Holistic Development
  • Bridging The Digital Divide In K-12 Education

The Key highlights of the event are:

Days – 2

Sessions – 12+

Speakers – 60+

Participation – 600+

ArdorComm Media Award and Felicitation ceremony celebrated the success stories and exemplary contribution of the trend setters, innovators, education leaders, academicians, who have been tirelessly and fiercely working for the betterment of the education community during this unprecedented time. The felicitation ceremony was hosted to felicitate Higher Education Institutes, Schools, Universities, Corporate & Start-ups for their excellent contribution to the education sector. ‘New Normal- Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022’ was an important knowledge sharing platform of the education community that cared deeply about imparting education and making the teaching- learning process smoother and accessible to all. It highlighted a glimpse of the education fraternity comprising India’s top educators, innovators and dignitaries who came together to share their best practices and views. Let’s vow to be the game-changers in the education community in 2022. Thank you for participating & witnessing India’s 1st & Biggest New Normal Event, ArdorComm – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2022.

Click here to view the recorded version of the event.

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