Gaurav Marya
Chairman, Franchise India Holdings Ltd.

New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education

At the turn of the 21st century most industries are experiencing radical changes due to the introduction of new technologies and the globalisation of business. These changes are challenging for industry and educators alike. The most pressing need of the education sector is to prepare our young children for a Knowledge-led economy. Progress of our country increasingly depends upon the products of educated minds: upon research, invention, innovation and adaptation. It calls for a holistic approach to find efficient ways of doing predictable responsibilities, Building partnerships, and finding fresh approaches to new found business and social values. Today Indian Schools right from Early education to K 12 Higher Education & tertiary Institutes are more challenged qualitatively rather than on quantitative front .Furthermore, New funding realities, expectations, markets and models are creating significant challenges and opportunities for Indian education providers.

The theme of Indian Education Congress 2014 is: Uniting Innovation and Sustainability in Education enterprise. What does reorienting education business towards sustainability mean in practical terms? Deliberations will centre on how Values-Driven Entrepreneurs and educational institutions and trusts can do more, and better, with less, while simultaneously expanding access, ensuring quality, increasing relevancy and raising the levels of industry-fit for students entering the economy.

The Indian education congress is focussed on identifying changes and fulfilling requirements for education industry and the students alike. The content has been defined to give Special attention to the necessary innovative approaches and experiences that needs to be developed in education to adapt business to these new challenges.

Innovate. Collaborate. Invest. in future of Education