Hyderabad: The eighth edition of Indo Global Education Summit will be held at Taj Deccan in Hyderabad on November 14 and 15. For the first time, a delegation comprising vice-chancellors of 14 universities from Sudan is expected to participate in the two day summit.

Addressing newspersons at the launch of the summit on Tuesday, the Indus Foundation President, SB Anumolu said participation of the Sudanese delegation is subjected to security clearance by the Union Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Home Affairs.

The summit will be held on the theme ‘Educational Excellence Without Borders’. The president of Indus Foundation said about 35 global universities will take part in the two-day summit.

The organisers said the summit will give a platform for the foreign universities and Indian institutions to explore opportunities for collaborations between foreign universities and Indian institutions. The summit will have sessions on collaborative research programmes, joint / dual degree programmes, twinning and transfer programmes, distance education and vocational education programmes, faculty and student exchanges, study abroad in India programmes, and other academic partnerships.

The summit which is being organised by the Indus Foundation in support with OMICS International and FTAPCCI will cover subjects like Engineering and Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business and Management, Clinical and Health Sciences, Life Sciences and Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences, Education and Teacher Training, Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Speaking on the occasion Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry, President, Anil Reddy Vennam, said that the industry requires skilled manpower but it’s a difficult task. 

He suggested the educational institutions to make it mandatory for the students to work with industries for about three to six months before they are awarded their degree certificates.

Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Former Director, Kakarla Subba Rao said today’s education needs both human touch and professional touch. He further said various governments are reducing budget allocations towards the education sector which is really sad. “Corporate organisations must come forward to take Indian education              forward,” he added.