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More than 150 Heads of Educational Institutions such as IITs, NITs, IISERs, NIPER, Central Universities among others attended the Visitor’s Conference

Newdelhi:11/7/23:The two-day Visitor’s Conference concluded in New Delhi today. The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu addressed the closing ceremony of the Visitor’s Conference 2023 at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (July 11, 2023). Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State for Education Shri Subhas Sarkar, senior officials of the Ministry of Education and more than 150 Heads of Higher Educational Institutions such as IITs, NITs, IISERs, NIPERs, Central Universities among others attended the Visitor’s Conference.

In her concluding remarks, President Murmu said that the theme and sub-themes of this conference were extremely relevant for our country as well as for the entire world. She noted that the views presented in the Conference are concise and actionable

.In his closing remarks, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan emphasized that the education fraternity is committed to build capacity of teachers and educational institutions, empower the Amrit Peedhi with adoption of technology, encourage world class research for global good and also ensure that India takes a quantum leap in Amrit Kaal based on the strong pillars of education.

Prof. Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, Chairman, University Grants Commission headed the panel discussion on ‘Contributions to the realization of NEP-2020’. In this session, a summary of all efforts taken by the Ministry of Education were presented followed by case studies of successful/ ongoing implementation of the same by the different institutions. It featured presentations by Prof. Abhay Karandikar, Director, IIT, Kanpur and Prof. T.V. Kattimani, Vice Chancellor, Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh.

A group of eminent Alumni/Benefactors also called on the President, at Rashtrapati Bhavan last evening on the sideline of the Visitor’s Conference 2023. During the interaction, the President appreciated the benefactors for their contribution to the cause of education and society. Union Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan was also present. Shri Rakesh Gangwal, Co-Founder of Indigo Airlines; Shri Muktesh Pant, Former CEO of Yum China; Shri Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree; Prashanth Prakash, Co-Founder and Partner, Accel India; Dr. Shridhar Shukla, Co-Founder, Chairman, KPOINT Technologies; Rizwan Koita, Co-Founder and CEO of CitiusTech; Shri Vikram Gupta, Founder and Managing Partner, IvyCap Ventures Advisors Pvt. Ltd; Shri T.T. Jagannathan, Chairman of TTK Prestige; Shri Nemish Shah, Co-Founder of ENAM and Board of Governor of FLAME University; Smt Roshni Nadar, Chairperson of HCL Technologies and Trustee of Shiv Nadar University; and Shri Ajay Piramal, Chairman of the Piramal Group attended the interaction along with their spouse.

The President also conferred the Visitor’s Awards 2021 at the inauguration ceremony last evening. The Visitor’s Award for ‘Innovation’ was conferred on Prof. Venktesh Singh from the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Central University of South Bihar for developing indigenous Charge Pick-up Panels for Resistive Plate Chamber Detector using Silicon Fiber Sheet. The Visitor’s Award for ‘Research in Physical Sciences’ was presented to Prof. Surajit Dhara from the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad for his work in soft matter and liquid crystals. Prof. Mohammed Latif Khan from Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar received the Visitor’s Award for ‘Research in Biological Sciences’ for his contributions in understanding of forest biodiversity, regeneration of RET (Rare, Endangered and Threatened) plant species and threat status assessments of forests in the Eastern Himalayas and Central India. The Visitor’s Award for ‘Technology Development’ was conferred on Prof. KC James Raju from the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad for his contributions in frequency tunable microwave devices using ferroelectric thin films. The President also presented the Visitor’s Award, 2020 for ‘Research in Physical Sciences’ to Prof. Anunay Samanta, School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad for his research contributions to the spectroscopy and dynamics of short-lived chemical species formed on photo-excitation of molecular systems and materials.

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