The Economic Times unveils the Best Education Brands’17

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The list adulates outstanding contribution by educational institutions that are transforming the educational system in the country

The Economic Times Best Education Brands felicitated the leading educational institutions in all genres, across the country, that are transforming the educational landscape of India. These institutions are recognized for their contribution in creating an environment to foster the young minds to be ready for a dynamic future.

In addition to unveiling the elite list of brands, the evening also witnessed the launch of the first ever coffee table book listing the recognized educational brands. This book was a gesture of appreciation to all the leading educationists and academicians who are not just keeping pace with the international education standards, but also making significant contributions to make India a truly global educational hub.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Deepak Lamba, President, Times Strategic Solution Ltd. said, “Over the years, India has evolved into a prominent educational hub, attracting not only students across the world but even international schools and universitities. The educational sector continues to evolve with adoption of new technology and digital practices and ‘The Best Education Brands’ was our effort to recognise brands that have made outstanding contribution to help transform the educational sector to match the global standards. At The Times of India, our business is positioned to create avenues to channelize global business intelligence through summits and conferences to deliberate on the opportunities for positive development of the sector. Best Education Brands is an effort in the same direction to create a platform for researchers and academicians to assimilate a strategic approach to move the educational sector into the next phase of growth and stay relevant to the changing global landscape.”

Present in the event were some eminent speakers from the education industry, Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director IIT Delhi, shared his insights on the changing trends of education and also, talking about this event, Mr. Manish Sisodia, one of the keynote speakers mentioned, “The challenge is that we don’t understand if we are to educate someone or develop them as a person. Often, during the education process, we don’t know if we are to plan job oriented courses to prepare our youth for better jobs or whether we need to also drive the creation of a new wave of entrepreneurs for a better India. Both are equally important, and skilling our youth so that they get fulfilling jobs is a need of the hour.”

The education industry in India follows a very dynamic process. Apart from the private players in the field of education, the Government of India has hugely contributed in the overall development of the country’s educational system. Increasingly the adoption of technology and digital formats of learning will drive the next phase of revolution in the educational system, which was also the pertinent insight raised by many stalwarts from the sector who were present for the evening. The program had thought leaders in the field of education discuss, deliberate and analyze, what makes an education brand truly outstanding and will discussed ways to make education digital, without losing the personal touch.

Also gracing the event was Mr. Kim J. Franzen, LL M, Director, The Change Express, Renuka Kamath, S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research & Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director & Professor of Strategy at Indian Institute of Management Indore.

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