CII invites registrations for 4th edition of Edu Summit

August 21, 2014

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising the 4th Edition of Edu Summit on Monday, September 1 at CII NR Headquarters, Chandigarh. The theme of the Conference is ‘Aligning education with the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)’.
The last three editions of EduSummit have been extremely successful and were well appreciated by the various stakeholders – government, industry and academia in the education sector.

The Edu Summit 2014 would deliberate upon how to create pathways for learning for students involved in vocational training with the education structure and share the international examples on how they have aligned in their countries.

NSQF was launched in December 2013 to address the need to align the supply of skills through education and training to the requirements of the employers. The framework will map all the recognized qualifications into a unified framework that will be based on competence. Therefore, the mode of acquiring these competencies – through vocation training or education – becomes more prominent than the qualification by itself. With the formation of Sector Skill Councils, there is a lot of emphasis on following the NSQF where education should be such that it aims at developing competencies. So far in India, it was qualifications that were used as benchmark to people getting employed. With the NSQF coming in, a number of changes would be required to make this happen.

Smriti Zubin Irani, minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India would be gracing the inaugural session with her presence. Officials from central and state governments, NSDA, NSDC, UGC, IGNOU, chancellors, vice chancellors of various national and international universities, educationists and thinkers would be sharing their viewpoints at the summit.

This summit aims to focus on some key aspects such as how do we create opportunities for developing career pathways, how do we recognise prior learning and what modifications are needed to make it happen. The three sessions will focus on the following themes:

a. Learning from the international experience

b. Possibilities of linkages between the three levels of education – the school, vocational training institutes and institutions of higher learning – in the country
c. How can the regulatory system be made more flexible to make multiple entry and exit points feasible

For registration, please visit https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/CII/147c47ec9cfa0cbe?compose=147f7b82131337a9&projector=1 or contact Rohit Chauhan at 0172-2602365 or Harchitvan Singh at 0172-2602365.

Founded in 1895, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization which works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, government and civil society through advisory and consultative processes. To know more, visit www.cii.in.

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