Thursday 11 February 2016

Two-day International Conference On 'challenges In Higher Education ' At Desh Bhagat University Concludes

A two-day International Conference on the theme ‘Challenges in Higher Education’ concluded at Desh Bhagat University. Over 150 delegates from different states of India and countries like Iran, Iraq, Nepal, South Sudan, Kingdom of Lesotho and Burundi etc. participated in it. While presiding over the valedictory function of the conference, Dr. Rakesh Kumar (Registrar, IIT, New Delhi) lauded the initiative of the university saying that the conference focuses our attention on the several challenges being faced by us which is our most important need today in the context of the fast changing global scenario.

Chief Guest of the occasion Sh. D. K. Tiwari (CEO, Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board) an education makes a person not only employable but also civilised and cultured. He stressed upon the need for vocational and professional education. Guest of Honour Ambassador Mr. Deepak Vohra said that our country, which is 3rd largest education system in the whole world, needs educational reforms to become world leader. The keynote speaker Prof. Arya Kumar (Dean Student Welfare, BITS Pilani) highlighted the importance of quality education saying that an education system that does not impart values to the students can't be called successful. While welcoming the Chief Guest, Guests of Honour, representatives of industry and delegates, Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University, Dr. Zora Singh and Pro Chancellor Tejinder Kaur emphasized that the teachers are the nation builders of the country and only quality education can boost the progress of the country. Vice Chancellor Dr. Shalini Gupta while giving details said that during the conference a large number of educationists, scholars, teachers and students took part and shared their views. They emphasized the need for quality education and the change in present education system. Mrs. Nidhi Gupta proposed a vote of thanks and expressed pleasure at the overwhelming response the conference had received from institutes of higher education from India as well as abroad. It is worth mentioning that the university has published selected papers in the form of a book titled ‘Challenges in Higher Education’ which was released during the inaugural session. The presentation of the papers took place at different venues and every paper was followed by healthy discussions and interactions. 


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