AICTE Sponsored Lloyd’s International Conference | 17th-18th December 2021

National Education Policy 2021

17th - 18 th December, 2021

Lloyd Institute, on December 17th-18th, successfully conducted the quintessential AICTE Sponsored International Conference on "National Education Policy-Transformational Reforms in Higher Education". 700+ people from 75 organizations & 12 states participated, with 126 Abstracts including Oral & Paper presentations.

Day 1 included Lamp Lightening and the Inaugural session by Prof. D. S. Chauhan, Former Vice-Chancellor, AKTU, marked by Vice-Chancellor, DIPSR, and Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal. They enumerated that the new policy works to provide self-directed learning to birth independent and confident students.

Dr G. N Singh, Advisor to Hon'ble Chief Minister-Uttar Pradesh & Former DCGI, delivered the keynote address stating “The education policy will have a great impact on the health sector since it's the pillar of the Nation."

Dr S. Eswara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller (CDSCO) delivered the Prime Address, followed by a welcome note by Dr Vandana Arora Sethi, Group-Director, Lloyd Group of Institutions. She coined the purpose of the conference as bringing a new NEP to light.

Later, Ms Helen Morgan, English Educationist, UK, stated virtually that the Education System of the UK emphasizes redeveloped practical work, flexible learning, and openness to admitting international students.

Later, Col B. Venkat, Director, AICTE, virtually commenced the First Panel Discussion "Translating the Vision NEP-2020: Way Forward for Effective Implementation" and promoted the inclusion of regional languages, economically deprived students, dropouts and marginal students in the policy.

Prof. Harvinder Popli, Director, SOPS, (DPSRU) asserted “Learner is the epicenter for vocational and professional learning” while enumerating the challenges an educator faces.

Prof. Arun Nanda, MDU Rohtak, added that there are 85% soft skills and 15% technical skills for employability, as per Harvard University. He advised the educators to invest in value education and skills.” Dr Aseem Bhatnagar, Additional Director (Retd.) from Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, DRDO, Prof Nilay Goyal, from York University and Seneca College, Canada & Dr V. Kalaiselvan , Senior Principal Scientific Officer from (IPC), GoI were the esteemed panelists who shared their thoughts on this Discussion. Ms Neetu Kamra , Associate Professor, Lloyd moderated this session.

In the Plenary Session Prof. Nilay Goyal, spoke on “Commercialization of Research and Innovation.” In another Plenary Session, CA Gaurav Arora, Senior Vice President of Kotak Mahindra Bank, recapitulated the journey of Industry 1.0 to Industry 4.0 and then Industry 5.0 introducing the coexistence of machinery and humans. Future-ready means upskilling.

This was followed by Lloyd’s students & Gala Evening featuring “ The Forgotten Cure”, Delhi based Musical Band.

Day 2 of Lloyd’s Conference hosted discussions on “Taking Higher Education to the Next Orbit: Make Education Globally Impactful” during another panel discussion. The panelists included Prof. (Dr) S. Sivakumar, Senior Professor from Indian Law Institute and Former Member, Law Commission of India. He highlighted the importance of education for the economy. Dr Anant Narayan Bhatt, Scientist-F from INMAS, DRDO stated “Whatever the education was delivered till now, never used to reach the industry but NEP has changed the outset & faculties should encourage research and training." “The Multidisciplinary approach adopted by NEP in respect of the pharmaceutical industry,” said Prof. Vidhu Aeri, Dean of Hamdard University. Dr Abha Yadav, Associate Professor from SCLMR stressed building safe infrastructures for girls. Mr Kamal Chhabra, CEO & Lead Instructor, KC GlobEd, focused on recognizing entrepreneurial skills to ensure collaboration between institutions. Mr Manish Narang , Director, Medical Affairs APAC, Abbott Pharmaceutical Ltd said, “Inclusion of AI in education is significant to provide clarity" & Shri Rajeev Sharma , Scientist-F of Frontier and Futuristic Technology Division, Ministry of Science & Technology, highlighted the initiatives of the Department of Science and Technology. Ms Anuka Kumar, Leader-Academic Partnerships, IBM India moderated the session. (Picture 1)

Day 2's highlight, the Vice-Chancellors Round Table Discussion proved to be the largest networking platform, joined by Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal, VC, DPSRU, Prof. Mohammad Afshar Alam, VC Hamdard University, Prof. Abhay Kumar, VC Pratap University, Prof. Tabrez Ahmad, VC, GD Goenka University, Prof Praveen Chandra, Dean, Prof, GGSIPU, & Prof. Kripa Shanker, Former VC& & Prof, (IIT) Kanpur. The discussion encompassed improvement in employment opportunities & AI. (Picture 2 & 3)

The third Plenary session on “Ossifying the academic leaders-Motivated, Energized, Enriched and Incentivized Faculty to realize the objectives of NEP” by Prof. Gowrisha Joshi, Director, CESS, Bangalore focused on Educational Institutions & interacting with learners.

The Last Plenary session focused on “Towards a more holistic education: Integrating core values of our culture and civilization in education” by Dr Devidas Golhar, Principal of (MMCC), Pune, who elaborated on the implementation of NEP and Establishment of MERU.

The Valedictory session was marked by Dr Prof. Abhay Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Pratap University. He congratulated the management for organizing the exemplary conference and suggested the relevance of good faculties.

The Oral & Poster Presentation winners were felicitated during this event. Ms. Samridhi Thakur, G.L.U. stood First, Mr Vineet Kumar Ojha, LIMT (Pharm.) Second & Ms Nidhi Srivastava, Research & Development Department, Decode DNA Pvt. Ltd. stood 3rd in Poster Presentation. For Oral Presentation Ms Ayesha Waheed from Jamia Hamdard stood 1st, Ms Ittishree, G.V.M. College of Pharmacy got second, & Mr Gulshan, GU got third.

This conference was organized by LIMT (Pharm.) and sponsored by the (AICTE) in partnership with (DPSRU), Arbro Pharmaceuticals, & (SPER).

This program was successfully conducted under the guidance of Patron: Shri. Manohar Thairani, President; Convenor: Dr Vandana Arora Sethi, Group Director; Co-convenor: Prof. Kanchan Kohli, Director, Research & Publications; Coordinator: Dr Chitra Gupta, Professor, & Co-coordinator Dr Lalit K. Tyagi, LIMT (Pharm.), Dr Gaurav Kumar Jain, Associate Professor, DPSRU.