Franchise India on Wednesday organized the Edtech X Indian Education Congress & Awards at the JW Marriott, Chandigarh. On this occasion, honorary guest Shri Kanwar Pal Gujjar Ji, Education Minister for Haryana, virtually commented, “We aim to implement the New Education Policy impactfully by 2025. In times to come it will bring a lot of good change for the people of the country – opening new employment opportunities and technical skills to the youth of India. It will bring meaningful changes in vocational education as we earlier knew and would now be implemented from middle school. Once the student leaves school, the student would have enough skills with them and instead of seeking employment – he could become an employer We have factored changes for the same in the state budget also and have laid out Rs. 20,000 crores for the education sector.”
The Indian Education Congress was organized in Chandigarh for the first time following the grand successes of the New Delhi and Bengaluru editions. The objective of bringing the Edtech x Indian Education Congress to Chandigarh is to take stock of the trends, policies, practices, and research in the education sector promising new innovations, allies, and increased attention on the field of global education. Edtech X Indian Education Congress, Chandigarh is a stepping stone to bring out the flavor of digital learning that brings along virtues such as access, availability, and affordability.
India has over 250 million school-going students, more than any other country. One of the objectives of the Indian Education Congress is to bring forward tools and practices to bring quality education for all. The future of education must make it possible for learning to be personalized on a large scale and to be tailored to the information and skills that are actually needed by students to be adept for tomorrow’s jobs and industry needs, all while lowering costs and accelerating completion times.
Notable education leaders, industry experts, and professionals such as Hari Krishna Nair of Great Learning, AkshayMunjal of Hero Vired, Prof. Amarendra P. Behera, Joint Director, CIET (NCERT), Pulkit Jain, Co-founder, Vedantu, Dr.Ritesh Malik, Founder, Plaksha University, and Raj Singhal, CEO, Footprints, among others, who are driving change in education, gathered at the event for insightful sessions and panel discussions centered on forecasting and addressing future digital technologies in education as well as the proliferation of edtech in India to address the challenges faced by educationists right from early education to K12, higher learning, and life-long learning.
Preetima Bhardwaj, CEO of Franchise India said “Bringing the education industry from prestigious organizations to a gathering is always a challenge and a pleasure but the learning outcomes always weigh out the challenges. Edtech X Indian Education congress gives an opportunity to reexamine how we can prioritize learning and healthy development beyond the four walls of educational institutions. How to promote a “whole child” approach to education that will encourage the learning of skills that are better to align the education sector with needs from the business sector.”
Important education players in India including VALUABLE EDUTAINMENT, AGILITY, CANAM OPTIONS ABROAD, Iapply, and NCERT, were part of the event to offer new skills, new solutions, and tools for the industry to adopt the new ways of teaching youth. The event was supported by ISFA (Indian Small Business & Franchise Association), Easy Shiksha, PW, Crossword PR, Francorp–The Franchising Leader, Burlington ENGLISH, NEWS 18, Mercer|Imettl, Francorp–The Franchising Leader.
In addition, education awards were given out to resilient and pathbreakingedutech startups like Class plus, Embibe, Extramarks, and educational institutions including – Strawberry Fields, Narayana Schools, Lovely Professional University, ManavRachna University, Amity university Mohali to recognize the successes of the sector and to spotlight the trailblazing organizations that are altering it for the benefit of future generations. The most promising EdTech companies from around the country doing pathbreaking work in the north region of India were recognized, highlighted, and honored at this award ceremony.