About the Summit

We are delighted to announce that ‘Telangana State Government Collegiate and Technical Education Department’ in association with ‘APAC News Network’ is organizing ‘Global Education & Skill Conclave’ on December 3-5, 2020.

This important conclave will act as a knowledge exchange platform for policymakers, thought leaders, state administrators, technology & industry leaders, innovators, NGOs, international experts who will be discussing on the importance and best practices of education, technology & innovation, emerging trends, research & development, for sustainable growth and way forward.




3-5 Dec 2020



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Guest of Honour

Dhan Singh Rawat

Shri Suresh Prabhu

Hon'ble Member of Parliament (RS) & Founding Chancellor, Rishihood University

Guest of Honour

Dhan Singh Rawat

Dr Dhan Singh Rawat

Hon'ble Higher Education Minister, Government of Uttarakhand

Programme Chair

Navin Mittal

Navin Mittal

Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, Government of Telangana


Keynote Speakers

Dr Ron Malka

Hon'ble Ambassador, Embassy of Israel, India

Barry O’Farrell AO

Hon'ble High Commissioner of Australia to India

Anil Swarup

Indian Author & Former School Education Secretary, Government of India

Alka Upadhyaya

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

Navin Mittal

Prof Ashutosh Sharma

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India

Satyajeet Rajan

Additional Chief Secretary, Skill & Labour Department, Government of Kerala

Monika S. Garg

Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Dr M P Poonia

Vice Chairman

Government & International Speakers

Sunita Sanghi

Principal Adviser, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Ramanan Ramanathan

Mission Director - Atal Innovation Mission & Additional Secretary, Niti Aayog, Government of India

Dr Pallavi Jain Govil

Principal Secretary, Tribal Welfare and Scheduled Caste Welfare Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Caralyn Khongwar Deshmukh

Principal Secretary, Department of Technical Education and Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Selvi Apoorva

Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu

Dr R S Praveen Kumar

Secretary, Telangana Social, Welfare & Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society, Govt of Telangana

Prof T Papi Reddy

Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education, Government of Telangana

Prof K. Hemachandra Reddy

Chairman, AP State Council of Higher Education

Dr Andrew Fleming

Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission, Hyderabad

P Narhari

Commissioner, Department of Technical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Neetu Kumari Prasad

Vice Chancellor, Telangana University, Govt of Telangana

Syed Omer Jaleel

Secretary and Commissioner, Department of Intermediate Education, Government of Telangana

Chinmay Pundlikrao Gotmare

Secretary, Education Department, Government of Meghalaya

Dr Akhilesh Gupta

Adviser & Head, STIP-2020, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India

Bishwajit Kumar Singh

Secretary, School Education, Government of Jammu & Kashmir

Prof. K. Rama Mohana Rao

Vice-Chairman, AP State Council of Higher Education

Prof T Lakshmamma

Vice Chairperson, Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education

Shrikant Sinha

Chief Executive Officer, Telangana Academy of Skill & Knowledge, Government of Telangana

Deepti Ravula

Chief Executive Officer, WE HUB, Government of Telangana

Dr Maan Singh Sidhu

Acting Country Director, Innovation Norway in India and Science, Technology and Higher Education Counsellor, Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi

Mika Tirronen

Counsellor of Education and Science, Embassy of Finland in India

Sediqullah Sahar

Education Attaché, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, New Delhi

Juliana Chidumu Somba Banda

First Secretary - Trade & Investment, High Commission of the Republic of Malawi in India

Anwesha Majumder

Chief Representative Officer, NUFFIC Netherlands Education Support Office (NESO)

Kunal Silku

Mission Director, Uttar Pradesh Skill Development Mission, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Dipak Desai

Director, Directorate of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of Goa

Talat Parvez Rohella

Commissioner/Secretary to Government Higher Education Department, Government of Jammu & Kashmir


Higher Education Leaders

Bharat Lal Meena

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Chairman, BEST Innovation University

V Ramgopal Rao

Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Dr Mahadeo Jaiswal

Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Sambalpur

Dr Bhimaraya Metri

Director, Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur

Nikhil Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer, IIT Kanpur

Ramana Rao

Director, National Institute of Technology, Warangal

Dr Niranjan Hiranandani

Provost, HSNC University, President – ASSOCHAM & NAREDCO, CMD – Hiranandani Group

Prof Dr Mangesh T Karad

Executive President, MIT-ADT University

Bala V. Balachandran

Founder, Chairman & Dean (Emeritus), Great Lakes Institute of Management

Prof. Dr Christopher Abraham

CEO & Sr. Vice President, S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai, UAE

Dr Rupa Vasudevan

Chairperson, World Forum Education Chancellor, BEST Innovation University

Dr SS Mantha

Former Chairman AICTE, Currently Chancellor, KL University

Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra

Co-founder and Chancellor, Shobhit University

Arvind Bali

Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Sector Skill Council

Dr DN Rao

President, Vignana Jyothi Society

Sudhanshu Varma

Chief Operating Officer, Bennett University

Dr Madhu Chitkara

Pro Chancellor, Chitkara University

Rajita Kulkarni

President, SRI SRI University

Abhishek Mohan Gupta

Pro Chancellor, Jagran Lakecity University

Sahil Aggarwal

Co-Founder & CEO, Rishihood University

Dr Akhil Shahani

MD, The Shahani Group

Rahul Singhi

Co Founder, Poornima University

Sakshi Agrawal

Executive Director, The Sage Group

Dr Shalya Raj

Chief Executive Officer, Subharti University

Silky Jain Marwah

Executive Director, Tula's Institute

Dr Ravi Kumar Jain

Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

Dr P. Narasimha Reddy

Executive Director, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology

Dr R S Bawa

Pro Chancellor, Chandigarh University

Prof. Parimal H Vyas

Vice Chancellor, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (MSUB)

Dr Mangesh G. Korgaonker

Director General, NICMAR

Sandip Kumar Banerjee

Education Counseling Specialist, Group President - Communication, Adamas University

Prof. Aditya Mohan Jadhav

Chairman – Branding and PR, TAPMI, Manipal

Bharat Chauhan

Chief Marketing & Admissions Officer, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Dr DNS Kumar

Vice Chancellor, Sushant University

Dr Devanshu Patel

President, Parul University

Sujiv Nair

Global Chief Human Resource Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, Ramky Enviro

Dr A Goverdhan

Rector, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University

Manish Dalmia

Director - Marketing and PR, NMIMS Deemed to be University

Sandip Kumar Banarjee

Education Counseling, Specialist Group President - Communication, Adamas University

Sudhakar Rao

Director - Branding

Prof Dr P.B. Sharma

Vice Chancellor, Amity University Haryana, Gurugram

Prof Dr Tabrez Ahmad

GD Goenka University

Prof Sasmita Samanta

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University

Dr Ketan Kotecha

Director, Symbiosis Institute of Technology

Dr AK Garg

KIET Group of Institutions

Dr Vikas Singh

Executive Director, ITS Education Group

Devinder Narain

Director, Shobhit University

Dr Sandeep Pachpande

Chairman, ASM Group of Institutes

Dr RS Bawa

Pro Chancellor, Chandigarh University

Dr Sayalee Gankar

Vice-Chancellor, DY Patil University

Dr Abhay Kumar

Vice Chancellor, Pratap University, Jaipur

Dr Indu Rao

Director - ASC, Vellore Institute of Technology

Prof Bharat Bhasker

Director, Indian Institute of Management, Raipur

Dr Atul Khosla

Founder and Pro Vice Chancellor, Shoolini University

Dr Sandeep Sancheti

Vice Chancellor, SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Hersh Shah

CEO, India Affiliate of Institute of Risk Management, UK

Dr M Manzoor Hussain

Registrar, JNTU-H, Hyderabad

CA Subramanian

Former Registrar, Christ University

Bill Glew

Director of APEC MSc Programmes, Aston University


School Education Leaders

Amol Arora

Vice Chairman, Shemrock & Shemford Group of Schools

Dr SK Rathor

Founder, Chairman & MD, Sanfort Group of Schools

Dr Kavita Aggarwal

Chairperson, (MISA), Director / HOS, D.G., Khetan International School

Anirudh Gupta

Chief Executive Officer, D.C.M Group of Schools, Punjab & Haryana

Dr Chandrashekar

Chief Executive Officer, JGI Schools

Dr Kavitha Jain

Director, MDN Edify Education Pvt. Ltd.

Reekrit Serai

Managing Director, Satluj Group of Schools

Dr Manimekalai Mohan

Founder and Managing Trustee, SSVM Institutions, Coimbatore

Mukesh Sharma

Chairman & Director, Prometheus School

Dr Pritam Kumar Agarwal

Founder & Director, Hello Kids Chain of Preschools & Riverstone School, Vice President - ECA

Dr Niyati Chitkara

Vice President - Schools, Chitkara Educational Trust

Aditi Goradia

Managing Director, Billimoria High School

Sudhir Kukreja

Co-Founder & CEO, Credence International Schools

Dr. Skand Bali

Principal, The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet

Divya Lal

Founder and Managing Director, Fliplearn Education Pvt. Ltd.

Preeti Kwatra

Chairperson, Petals Group of Schools

Seema Saini

CEO & Principal, N. L. Dalmia Educational Society

Pratima Sinha

CEO, DSR Educational Society

Dr Raina Jain

Director & Head, Witty Group of Institutions

Dr Kavita Bajpai

Director, The International School of Thrissur

Dr Chandrakanta R. Pathak

Principal & CEO, HVB Global Academy

Anjali Razdan

Director, Solan Public School

Shahnaz Ahmed

Chairman, Springdale Sr Sec School

Mohammad Mustaq Ali

Chairman, Laksh International School

Rashmi Singh

Chief Executive Officer, Poddar Brio International School

Seema Handa

Managing Director, Eklavya School Jalandhar

Dr Sleeva Reddy Allam

Principal/Director, Fatima Degree College

Deepa Bhushan

Director - Schools, C P Goenka Group Schools

Tijay Gupta

Co-founder & COO, BACHPAN & AHPS Group of Schools


Industry Speakers

Dr Pramath Raj Sinha

Founder and Chairman, Harappa Education

Shreyasi Singh

Founder & CEO
Harappa Education

Tabrez Ahmad

Group Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Dell Technologies

Rashmi Busireddy

Co-Founder, Campus Crop.

Abdul Rehman

Head, Big Innovation Centre India

Prof Birgitte Andersen

Big Innovation Centre

Sahil Chalana


Venkat Sitaram

General Manager & Geo Head-South India Corporate Business, Dell Technologies

Dipakshi Mehandru

Director, Government Affairs & Public Policy, Dell Technologies

Peter Vesterbacka

Global Entrepreneur, Founder FinEst Bay Area & Slush, Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds

Santeri Koivisto

Education and Entrepreneurship at SAMK, Managing Partner at TeacherGaming

Payal Rajpal

South Asia Head Robotex International, Director Robotex India, Founder Hack the Crisis India

Ivan Yakovlevich

Head of Yaudat Ltd.


Participation From

  • - Policy Makers and Regulators from Ministry of Education, Govt of India
  • - Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
  • - Ministry of Human Resource and Development
  • - All India Council for Technical Education
  • - National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog)
  • - State Education Ministers
  • - State Higher Education Departments
  • - State Technical Education Departments
  • - State Education Councils
  • - State School Education Departments
  • - Universities, Higher and Technical Education Institutions
  • - School Education Institutions
  • - Experts from Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Eco-System
  • - Foreign Embassies
  • - Global Leaders and Industry Experts in Education
  • - EduTech Companies
  • - Banks and Financial Organizations

Key Focus Areas

  • - Innovations and Technology in Education
  • - National Education Policy-2020 for desired results
  • - Global Curriculum Standards
  • - Trends in Education Eco-System
  • - International Competitiveness
  • - Digital Learning
  • - Role of IT and Emerging Technologies
  • - Education as an Industry and Investments
  • - Education in the COVID-19 Era
  • - Evolution and Trends in Skilling and Industry-Academia Collaborations
  • - Challenges, Opportunities and Way Ahead in Education
  • - Education Infrastructure
  • - Support Policy Agenda Setting to meet future challenges