Innovation in Education
The Key To Transforming India


Collegedunia Connect 3.0

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Reimagining Education in India @100 years

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Collegedunia Connect

Collegedunia Connect with the aim to catalyse a holistic transformation of the Indian education sector, It seeks to bring together policymakers, educators, industry leaders, and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to collectively ideate & discuss the challenges, opportunities, and aspirations of education in India. Our vision for the Education Summit in India is to create an inclusive, equitable, and future-ready education system that fosters lifelong learning, critical thinking, creativity, and innovation.

Continuing Our Vision to transform education and enlighten all the stakeholders, Collegedunia is excited to come up with the 3rd Chapter “ Collegedunia Connect 3.0” in the National Capital- New Delhi, to witness the education Fraternity, all under one roof.

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Panel Discussion
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Collegedunia Connect 3.0

Innovation in Education: The key to transforming India

With the launch of our Third Chapter this year, we aim to contribute to the Innovation Era of massive change in the Indian educational system.
The Indian Education System is undergoing a huge paradigm shift from the conventional chalk-and-talk model of learning to modern digital learning and from passive learning to hands-on experiential learning, which can be largely attributed to the Innovation in Education.

Addressing the 108th Indian Science Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “If the country takes initiative in futuristic areas we will be in a position to lead Industry 4.0”. In the pursuit of the Government Of India’s vision for ‘Transforming India’, the Ministry of Education has launched several new schemes, for instance: a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP), SWAYAM 2.0, Deeksharambh, PARAMARSH, and MOE’s Innovation cell, among other major Initiatives.

Key Discussion Tracks

Industry 4.0 : New Skills for a New World
Digital Blueprint for Smart Learning
Universal access to Education: Leaving no one behind
The Power of Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Education

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Reimagining Education in India @100 years

Introducing the White Paper on Reimagining Education at 100 Years! In Pursuit to play a constructive role in the Government of India’s Action Plan of Vision India@2047, this document represents a visionary roadmap for transforming education in our nation as we commemorate a century of independence It brings together the expertise of the renowned Industry Veterans of our Advisory Committee, to outline innovative ideas and strategies for reshaping our education system.

This forward-thinking White Paper explores key areas such as curriculum design, teaching methodologies, assessment practices, and educational infrastructure with a focus on inclusivity, equity, and diversity. It aims to ignite a national conversation, inspire collaboration, and drive transformative action towards an education system that empowers every citizen and prepares future generations for the challenges of the next century.


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Dr. Ajeenkya D Y Patil

President, Ajeenkya D.Y. Patil University

  • Dr Ajeenkya D Y Patil has a Master’s in Business Administration from  Richmond College, UK. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by  University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, for his outstanding  achievements in the fields of education, healthcare and social services.
  • He is the President of the Ajeenkya DY Patil University and  Chairman of Ajeenkya DY Patil Group. He is the Honorary Consul General  of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in India.  
  • His illustrious list of achievements includes  being appointed as Chairman, Central Board for Workers Education  (CBWE) by Ministry of Labour, Government of India. 
  • The Hon. President  of Guyana appointed him to be the Economic Adviser.
  • During July 2007  and April 2010, he was nominated as Chancellor’s nominee on the  Management Council of University of Mumbai. 
Dr. Devanshu Patel

President, Parul University

  • Dr. Devanshu Patel has has been managing projects at Parul University, Anand Vidhya Vihar School, and New Era Senior Secondary School – India. 
  • He has also been working as a director at Parul Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. and Vice President at Parul University from April 2015 to June 2016.
  • He has experience teaching. He has been a teacher & Consultant at Parul University and Anand Vidhya Vihar School.
Prof. Rajita Kulkarni

President, Sri Sri University

  • Prof. Rajita Kulkarni has also been an essential part of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir Trust and has been a member of the Board of Governors at Sri Sri University since 2009. In 2021, she assumed the role of Chairperson at the Sri Sri Ayurveda Hospital and Research Centre. 
  • On the international stage, Rajita has been serving as the President of the World Forum for Ethics in Business since 2011, advocating for ethics and transparency in business practices. She has also been a Global Board Member of TLEX Institute and a Board Member of AOL Health and Education Trust since 2010 and 2009, respectively. 
  • Her dedication to education extends to her advisory and council positions, including her role as a member of the FICCI National Higher Education Council and the ASSOCHAM National Council, among others.
  • Awards/ Recognitions:
    • Top 20 Academic Leaders of India” by the Centre for Education Growth and Research,  “FICCI Flo Trailblazers Women Achievers Award 2023” by FICCI FLO Mumbai
    • Prof. Rajita has addressed prestigious platforms like the United Nations, World Bank, and European Parliament.

Prof. K.K. Aggrawal

Chairman, National Board of Accreditation

  • He is Former Founder, Vice Chancellor, GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi and Former Chairman, Board of Governors, MNIT, Jaipur.
    Accolades Prof. Aggarwal was honoured by:
  • Reliability Society of IEEE, USA for his services as Guest Editor for the special issue on “State of Reliability Effort of the Indian Sub-Continent”
  • Declared as the Man of Decade, Man of the Century and finally Man of the Millennium by American Bibliographical Institute, USA.
  • He was also awarded Delhi Ratan by the All India Conference of Intellectuals.
  • International Biographical Centre, England has published his biography in “The First Five Hundred – at the new millennium” in July 2000.

Dr. S S Mantha

Chairman, AICTE

  • Earlier, a Professor of Robotics, Control theory and AI at VJTI, he now occupies the Emeritus Chair. 
  • He was instrumental in creating the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework which was later re-christened the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).
  • Currently, he is the CEO of Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Limited (MAHAPREIT)
  • Start-up Knowledge Centre, a subsidiary of Government of Maharashtra.
  • Currently, he is the CEO of Mahatma Phule Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Technology Limited (MAHAPREIT) Start-up Knowledge Centre, a subsidiary of Government of Maharashtra.
  • He is also an Adjunct Prof. at the National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, an Emeritus Prof. at VJTI and Chairman of Technical Committee, National Cyber Safety and Security Standards (NCSSS).

Prof. P. B. Sharma

Vice Principal , Amity University Gurgaon

  • He was Ex-Vice Chancellor of Delhi Technological University (DTU).
  • Currently he is heading the Association of Indian Universities as the President.
  • He is also the founding Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Prof. Sharma is a former Professor of IIT Delhi, Former President of Engineering Science Division of Indian Science Congress
  • Former Chairman of Indian Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Vice-Chairman of World Confederation of Productivity Sciences, India Section.
Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla

Vice Chancellor, Amity University Noida


  • Prof. (Dr.) Balvinder Shukla is M.Tech from IIT Kharagpur and Ph.D. from Queen’s University, U.K.

  • She is the key architect of unique Flexi Framework for Choice Based Credit System and Outcome Based Education. She has been instrumental in aligning the Learning Outcomes & Operational Outcomes with Strategic Plans of the University.. 
  • She is one of the front-runners in achieving various Rankings and Accreditations of Amity University. Some of the important accreditations include prestigious NAAC (A+ Grade); WASC-USA; QAA-UK, IET-UK; FIBA-Germany; ACBSP-USA; IACBE-USA; EFMD CEL-Belgium; UNWTO TedQual and RICS-UK. 
  • She has conducted several programs related to entrepreneurship such as Training the Trainer, Entrepreneurship Awareness Camps, Technology Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TEDP), Women Entrepreneurship Development Programme (WEDP) for young students and budding entrepreneurs.
  • Awards/ Recognitions:

Distinguished Academician and Outstanding Administrator Award 2012, Outstanding Leader in Education & Person of the Year Award 2013, Newsmaker’s Achievers Award 2014, 100 Most Influential Directors of India Award 2016, Peacemakers Award 2017’, ‘Eminent Engineer Award 2017, Outstanding Contribution to Education Award 2017, WomeENABLER Award 2018, ‘Phenomenal She Award 2019.

Mr. Ashok G. Verghese

Pro Chancellor, Strategy, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science

  • Mr. Ashok has completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering & MBA from Madras

University. He pursued an Executive Management Program at Michigan University, USA.

  • He is a member of Professional organizations namely MMA, IE, IEEE, SAE, ACM, AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics- (AIAA) to name a few.
  • He heads the prestigious IURC Panel of the European Union representing the Circular Economy Project between Greater Chennai and Trier, Germany. He has been appointed as Convenor for the FICCI Tamil Nadu Education Panel.
  • Awards/ Recognitions:
    • He has been awarded the Educational Entrepreneur of the Year by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India during the ASSOCHAM National Education Summit.
    • He is also a recipient of IEEE Award for his contribution to Engineering. 
    • He has many patents and has numerous publications to his credit. Patent was granted by the Govt.of India for an invention titled. “A method and a prior warning mixed mode communication systems for the natural calamities”, a German Innovation Patent entitled “An IOT based Intelligent Driver Assistance System”.