one-day: CII Higher Education Summit 2012 “Improving Quality of Higher Education to Drive Goa’s Economy” on Friday, 14 December 2012 at Vivanta by Taj Panaji in Goa


Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Government of Goa in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a one-day:  CII Higher Education Summit 2012 “Improving Quality of Higher Education to Drive Goa’s Economy” on Friday, 14 December 2012 at Vivanta by Taj Panaji, Goa .

Mr. Keshav Chandra, Secretary Education Government of Goa and Mr. Anil Kher, Chairman CII Goa Council are driving this initiative of “Improving Quality of Higher Education to Drive Goa’s Economy”.

The summit on 14 December 2012 will be attended by H.E. The Governor of Goa, Mr. Bharat Vir Wanchoo, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Mr. Manohar Parrikar and bureaucrats, Heads of Educational Institutions, Trustees of about 50 Colleges in Goa alongwith their Principals and Heads of Departments.

  All education in a country has got to be demonstrably in promotion of the progress of the country in which it is given”-/ Gandhiji on Purpose of education”

As a key beneficiary of the education services CII has embarked on many initiatives to bring about ‘Quality in Education in India ’. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of Indian industry; partnering industry, academia and Government alike through advisory and consultative process. It aims to enhance the competitiveness of all the key sectors of the economy, which impacts the growth of the country. One such concerted effort is from CII Goa, which has been advocating the delivery of Quality of education in the nation for over a decade. .

With these deliberations the path for Indian education Quality journey can be tread with small steps but with a purpose of urgency.

Goa is a small state with high literacy and Per capita income of near $3500. The economy is however in the primary and value add stage, be it in manufacture or services sector. The younger generation, nearly 22000 who enter the job market each year, aspire for well-paying jobs and these are not easily available in the state today. The problems faced by Primary activities such as mining are troubling the state economy.

The solution is to train our students to be eligible for more than Rs. 2.0 lakhs p.a. jobs and attract better industries that use them to make Products, lead Research and Development and Innovation. It is these sectors that will meet the aspiration of our young generation and also meet with approval from the Goan people at large.

Goa needs to move from 30% graduate enrollment to emulate Korea with 90% graduate enrollment with matching abilities.

To move our higher education system to this path CII has organized the Summit on 14th Dec 2102.

The summit will be attended by Trustees of all 50 Colleges in Goa along with their Principals and Heads of Departments.

The Inaugural session would drive the point that Goa has no option than creating better equipped students if we are to keep progressing sustainably.

Session 1. – There is a need to revise curriculum in most courses as it has not been revised for about 30 years. Academic Autonomy is also very important according to bringing in better education. The university is ready. Mr. Arun Nigavekar, Ex Chairman UGC, will talk on Academic Autonomy and the Director of COEP Mr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, will share experience on Autonomy and Dr. Satish Shetye will speak on e learning followed by deliberations with panelists comprising of college principals and secretary Education Mr. Keshav Chandra

Session 2- The owners of Goa ’s 50 institutions need to make learning outcomes as their priority. The pro VC of Symbiosis will talk on High Quality Learning. And leading autonomous institutions and those on the way to autonomy like Mr. Umaji Chowgule will share their experiences then followed by a panel discussion with owners/ trustees of Goan colleges.

Session 3 – The faculty in colleges need to teach better for improved learning outcomes. Faculty from Goa University , BITS Pilani, will talk about pedagogy / Wipro Mission 10X etc to guide our faculty to plan courses and lessons in a more interesting format.

The Summit will end with a panel discussion that lays down the roadmap and timeline for reform.


·        Curriculum Revision

·        Institute Autonomy

·        View of Challenges and Objectives, Governmental Focus

·        Improving Indian Education through Best Global leading Practices in Teaching

·        Goa as Potential Education Hub

This Summit will go a long way towards establishing Goa as a Prime Education Hub in the region and country. Through this press conference and press release we urge all institution owners and principals and HODs to come on board and be a part of this positive change agenda for the future of our State and Children.