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The Economic Times unveils the Best Education Brands 2017

February 28, 2017

On February 24, the Economic Times Best Education Brands felicitated the leading educational institutions in all genres across the country, that are transforming the educational landscape of India. The institutions are recognised for their contribution in creating an environment to foster the young minds to be ready for a dynamic future.
In addition to unveiling the elite list of brands, the event, which was hosted at Taj Palace, New Delhi, also witnessed the launch of the first ever coffee table book listing the recognised educational brands. This book was a gesture of appreciation to all the leading educationists and academicians who are not just keeping pace with the international education standards, but also making significant contributions to make India a truly global educational hub.

Speaking on the occasion, Deepak Lamba, president, Times Strategic Solutions Ltd. said, “Over the years, India has evoloved into a prominent educational hub, attracting not only students across the world but even international schools and universities. The educational sector continues to evolve with adoption of new technology and digital practices and ‘The Best Education Brands’ was our effort to recognise brands that have made outstanding contribution to help transform the educational sector to match the global standards. At The Times of India, our business is positioned to create avenues to channelise global business intelligence through summits and conferences to deliberate on the opportunities for positive development of the sector. Best Education Brands is an effort in the same direction to create a platform for researchers and academcians to assimilate a strategic approach to move the educational sector into the next phase of growth and stay relevant to the changing global landscape.”

Gracing the event were some eminent speakers from the education industry. Professor V. Ramgopal Rao, director IIT Delhi, shared his insights on the changing trends of education. Talking about the event, Manish Sisodia, one of the keynote speakers said, “The challenge is that we don’t understand if we are to educate someone or develop them as a person. Often, during the education process, we don’t know if we are to plan job oriented courses to prepare our youth for better jobs or whether we need to also drive the creation of a new wave of entrepreneurs for a better India. Both are equally important, and skilling our youth so that they get fulfilling jobs is a need of the hour.”

The education industry in India follows a very dynamic process. Besides private players in the field of education, the Government of India has also contributed in the overall development of the country’s educational system. Increasing the adoption of technology and digital formats of learning will drive the next phase of revolution in the educational system, which was also the pertinent insight raised by stalwarts from the sector who were present for the evening. The programme witnessed thought leaders in the field of education discuss, deliberate and analyse what makes an education brand truly outstanding, and discussed ways to make education digital, without losing the personal touch.

Also gracing the event was Kim J. Franzen, LL M, director, The Change Express, Renuka Kamath, S.P.Jain Institute of Mgmt & Researce & Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, director & professor of Strategy at Indian Institute of Management Indore.

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