Dr. Madhu Chitkara addresses the 19th World Education Summit organized by Elets

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, once again addressed the audience at the 19th World Education Summit organized by Elets, co-powered by Blackboard, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University underlined the importance of ‘strong Industry-Academia collaboration’, and emphasized on the aspect of keeping pace with the industry. She highlighted the aspect of adaptability, and also enhancing student-faculty communication. She appreciated the efforts of faculty in adapting the virtual mode of teaching, followed by the active participation of students during the same.

World Education Summit & Awards is the premier platform dedicated to innovation which can assist educators to hone problem-solving and critical thinking capabilities inside pupils for the 21st century. The platform can allow educational institutions to better the experience of each student and educator with a comprehensive solutions approach that focuses on technology. The other speakers for the 19th edition were Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Chairman, National Council of Vocational Education and Training, Government of India; Prof. Rajat Moona, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai; Prof. Lalit Kumar Awasthi, Director, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur and Jalandhar; Prof. Rajat Gupta, Director, National Institute of Technology, Mizoram, Prof. (Dr.) Vikar Singh, Vice-Chancellor, ITM University, Raipur; Dr. Vivek Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Quantum University, Uttarakhand among others.

The key discussion points included Industry 5.0 and it’s implications on education, achieving stability for the Higher Education Sector through Global Collaboration, future of higher education: reopening to the challenges and long-term impact of COVID-19, fostering new ways to bridge the skills gap between academia and industry, redefining the leadership in a virtual environment, utilising Data Analytics to tackle the student mental health crisis,
International practices in assessment, accreditation, evaluation and quality standard and the rise of massive Open Online Courses.

World Education Summit Awards are meant to admire the contributions and pioneering initiatives taken by individuals, preschools, schools, higher educational institutions, and Ed-Tech firms. With these awards, digitalLEARNING, Asia and the Middle East’s leading publication on educational innovations wants to honour and recognise the institutions and organisations who are re-inventing, re-vamping, re-defining, and re-imagining teaching-learning processes in these trying times. The learning outcomes have changed as a result of digital classes taking centre stage.WES Awards are known for their authenticity and integrity, and they help institutions and organisations get recognition and visibility within the sector. In the past, the summit has brought to light unique initiatives and programmes that have ushered in a paradigm shift in education in many sections of the country

Dr. Madhu Chitkara was an eminent speaker at the 18th edition of the World Education Summit for Higher Education, the premier global event on innovation in education which was held in March 2021. Chitkara University was the University Partner for the event.

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