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Top 200 Educationists gathering at LPU for Consensus on Higher Education Policies Initiatives

Release Date:
23 May 2015


  • Occasion is AIU’s three-day 89th Annual General Meet being hosted by LPU from 23rd to 25th May
  • Prof Ved Parkash, Chairman, University Grants Commission will inaugurate  and AIU President Prof HM Desai will preside over the Meet
  •  Visiting educationists include international & national Vice-Chancellors, MHRD Officials, Heads of  higher education Apex Agencies
  • 25 foreign delegates from UK, UAE, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Columbia, Australian High Commission, European Union  and more are also participating massively

Association of Indian Universities (AIU), an apex Inter-University body of Higher Education in the Country, is organizing its 89th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 23-25, 2015 at Lovely Professional University (Phagwara).  This mega event of AIU is being attended by 200+ national & international players of higher education including Vice Chancellors, Officials of MHRD, Heads of apex agencies of higher education and more to exchange ideas and to gather consensus on policies and initiatives.

The AGM will be inaugurated by Prof Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grants Commission on 23rd May, 2015 at 11.00 AM.  Prof H M Desai, Vice Chancellor, Dharmsinh Desai University, President AIU will preside over the Meet. Prof. Furqan Qamar Secretary General, AIU will be the convener of the Meet. The Special Issue of the University News on ‘Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education in India’  edited by Dr S Rama Devi Pani will be released by Chief Guest on the occasion.

Apart from the Inaugural Ceremony and the valedictory functions, the highlights marking the event are AIU Governing Council Meet, AIU General Body Meet, Business Session, Interface Session with Indian Higher Education Functionaries and an Interface Session with Foreign dignitaries.

The main highlights of the Meet are discussion on ‘Themes Indentified for the ‘New Education Policy’ and ‘National Initiatives on Skilling India’. A National Seminar on ‘Promotion of Excellence in Higher Education’ is also one of the tracks of the Meet, where discussions will be on ‘Quality Assurance for Excellence in Higher Education’, ‘Global Rankings’ and ‘Leveraging Technology in Higher Education’.

Session on International Collaboration and Academic Exchange will be graced by around 25 foreign dignitaries from UK, UAE, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Columbia and more along with international delegates from different Embassies, Australian High Commission, and European Union in India. Prof Robert Berry from Aston University UK will address during inaugural session.

Another interesting track of the Meet is interface with the Heads of Apex Bodies of Higher Education. The Interface Session is being graced by the senior officials of HRD & Ministry of Skill, Heads/Representatives of University Grants Commission, National Council for Technical Education, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Council of Architecture (CoA) and some other agencies of Higher Education and Secondary Education. Purpose of the session is to provide a common forum for the Vice Chancellors & the representatives of different apex bodies to discuss vital issues and to mutually understand different initiatives of each other for arriving at amicable solutions.

AIU’s Joint Secretary Mr Sampson David, Dr Veena Bhalla, and Under Secretary Mr Pardeep Kumar are AIU Coordinators of the Conference. Dr S Rama Devi Pani, Editor, University News is the Academic Coordinator of the Conference.

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