With an objective to take the first step towards developing excellence in higher education institutes in India, a two-day workshop for Vice Chancellors of Central Universities on the theme Leadership for Academic Excellence in Higher Education was organised by IIM Indore, Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC). The workshop was held at Mumbai University on April 18-19, 2016.
The workshop focused on the fact that competitiveness of a nation depends on the knowledgeable manpower. An innovative and knowledgeable manpower depends on higher education institutes. Excellence in higher education institutes depends on its infrastructure, faculty and staff resources and most importantly leadership.
Mr. V.S. Oberoi, Secretary MHRD and Vice-Chairman UGC; Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore; Professor Sanjay V. Deshmukh, Vice-Chancellor, Mumbai University; Professor G.D. Yadav, Vice-Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology; Professor Yogesh Maheshwari and Professor Patturaja Selvaraj, Faculty, IIM Indore were instructors for the workshop. Professor Prashant Salwan, Faculty, IIM Indore was the programme coordinator.
Topics like Contemplating the Challenges in Higher Education in India, Envisioning Future of Higher Education in India, Academic Leadership, Good Management & Execution, Strategizing the Institutional Vision for Growth, etc. were discussed. The workshop was attended by twenty five Vice-Chancellors and senior officials from central universities and state government.