5th Higher Education Conference

About Event

Local Learning Systems: Emerging Models and Preparing Towards Multiple Futures

In line with our tradition of taking our Higher Education Conference across India, we wish to bring the BW Businessworld Education 5th Higher Education Conference in August 2019 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. This conclave is a platform that endeavours to engage Policy makers, Institution heads and Decision Makers, Industry HR officials and Edu-Tech Players in the higher education sector to link our students, faculties and institutions to solutions that are best suited for them.

The Conference aims:

To develop a shared understanding of the emerging models to prepare the Youth

To develop a mechanism for bridging the skills gap and industry demands

To meet the challenges of the future

To create a comprehensive approach on the various opportunities around Higher education

To seek an understanding of the Industry on the kind of knowledge force that is needed


Number of Delegates



Hyatt Regency


Sept 6


10 AM - 5:00 PM


Who Should Attend?

Edupreneurs and Founders

Industry Leaders, C-Level Executives from IT & ITES

Decision makers, Policy makers and Govt officials functionaries

Vice Chancellors Directors, Deans, and Registrars

Start up owners

Government dignitaries

Directors of Engineering and MBA colleges, HR Professionals of MNCs

Guest of Honour

Thiru K. P. Anbalagan

Hon'ble Minister for Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu

Our Speakers

Mangat Ram Sharma IAS

Principal Secretary Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu

Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe

Chairman, AICTE

Navin Mittal IAS

Commissioner of Collegiate & Technical Education, Government of Telangana

Padma Jaiswal

Secretary, Department of IT, Government Of Pudducherry

Dr Sandeep Sancheti

Vice Chancellor, SRM University, Chennai

Dr. Paul Dhinakaran

Chancellor, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy

Vice-Chancellor, KREA University

Prof Pankaj Chandra

Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University

Dr S Vaidhyasubramaniam

Vice Chancellor, Sastra University

Dr V Kanasagasabai

Vice Chancellor, Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research

Dr Kuncheria Isaac

Vice Chancellor, Hindustan University

Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma

Vice Chancellor, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS)

Prof. V Murugesan

Vice chancellor, Annamalia University

Prof. P Duraisamy

Vice chancellor, Madras University

Dr Malini Pande

Joint Registrar- Humanities & Sciences, Dr MGR Educational & Research Institute (Deemed to be University)

Dr M Krishnan

Vice Chancellor, Madurai Kamaraj University

Dr Pitchumani

Vice Chancellor , Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Dr V S Kanchana Bhaaskaran

Pro Vice Chancellor, VIT Chennai

R Janardhan

Pro Vice Chancellor, Dayananda Sagar University

Ms Kala Vijayakumar

President, SSN Institutions

Dr (Mrs) Thangam Meganathan

Chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions

Dr Suresh Ramanathan

Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management

Dr Joe Arun SJ

Director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)

Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe

Group Director, S.P. Mandali's Welingkar Institute of Management

Prof. Kamal Bijlani

Director, Amrita University

Prof Madhu Veeraraghavan

Director, T A Pai Management

Dr. Atish Chattopadhyay

Director, IFIM Business School

Prof Swarup Mohanty

Director, Sona School of Management

Dr P Radhakrishnan

Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies

Dr K Murugan

Registrar, Bharathiar University

Dr S Kannan

RUSA Coordinator, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

A P Parigi

Co-Founder, Radio Mirchi and OOH Media

Supreeth Nagaraju

Head- Education, Digital Media - India & South Asia, Adobe

Suraj Sapra

CSO, NoPaperForms

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For Sponsorship & Speaking Opportunity


Priya Saraf


+91 9732247222

For Program Enquiries


Dr Rajeshshree Dutta


+91 8800466890

For Delegate Registrations


Afifa Sheikh


+91 8860977503