Jindal-Global-University[highlight]The three-day conference on “The Future of Universities in India: Comparative Perspectives on Higher Education Reforms for a Knowledge Society” will be held at OP Jindal Global University (JGU) in Sonipat which is going to be inaugurated by the President of India, Pranab  Mukherjee on 21st March, Thursday at the University Campus itself.[/highlight]

The conference will witness the presence of other eminent guests like Shri Jagganath Pahadia (Governor of Haryana), Shri. Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Chief Minister of Haryana), Shri M.M. Pallam Raju (Union Minister of Human Resource Department) and Shri. Shashi Tharoor Minister of State for Human Resource Department)as Guests of Honour. This conference will also have great acamedicians like Prof. Lauren Robel (Provost, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA), Prof. Ved Prakash (Chairperson, University Grants Commission, New Delhi), Prof. John Wood (Secretary General, The Association of Common Wealth Universities, London, UK), Prof.H.A. Ranganath (Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council, Bengaluru), Prof. Dinesh Singh (ViceChancellor, DU), Prof. Devesh Kapur (Director, Institute of the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania, USA), Prof. N.R.Madhava Menon ( Former Directore, NLSIU-Bangalore and Former Vice Chancellor-NUJS Kolkata), D. Alice Prochaska (Principal, Somerville College, University of Oxford, UK),  Prof. Stephen P.Marks, Prof. Dhruv Raina, Prof. Sunder Ramaswamy, Prof.Kanti Bajpai, Prof. Rohini Pande, Prof. Barbara Harris White (Oxford University), Prof. Amy BM Tsui etc. who would debate and discuss about various sub topics in the same theme.

The thematic sessions at the three-day conference are devoted to such important themes as the Indian university in a comparative perspective;

  • research, knowledge creation and publications: responsibilities of a university; humanities and the liberal arts: the remaking of the Indian
  • university; interdisciplinary in higher education: management, public policy and international relations; knowledge sharing for policy
  • impact: universities, think tanks and international organizations; the university, community and the professions: their symbiotic relationship;
  • quality assessment and international benchmarks: promoting excellence in higher education; leadership and innovation in universities: institution buildin building for nation building.

“One of the main focal points of the conference is to discuss and debate the situation relating to Indian universities in the context of the global universities,” a press release issued on Tuesday by Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Such kind of initiative taken by O.P.Jindal Global University will for sure ignite several minds and light up the mind with the knowledge so provided by Mr. President, various ministers and the learned academicians from Universities like Oxford, Yale, NLSIU, NUJS, IIM and many more.

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