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16th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2021On 26th February 2021, Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the inaugural session of the 16th Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) Higher Education Summit 2021. On the occasion he also released the FICCI EY Report titled “Higher Education in India: 2040”.

Organizer – The Summit is being organised virtually by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry(FICCI) in collaboration with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

The theme of the summit is ‘‘Higher Education @ 2030: R.I.S.E. – Resilience. Innovation. Sustainability. Enterprise.’

Highlights of Minister’s Address:

i.He highlighted the current trend in the higher education sector, paving the way for India to become a global superpower.

ii.Implementation of Global best practices in India’s Higher Education.

iii.Importance of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, that is built on foundational pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability & accountability.

iv.Sustainable Development Goal 4 – “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”, will be achieved by India through NEP 2020.

v.NEP 2020 will give a technological push to the 10 crore youths, who will enter the job market in the coming decade.

Recent Related News:

i.On December 2, 2020 Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ constituted a Task Force headed by Amit Khare, for preparing a blueprint on imparting Technical Education in Mother Tongue.

ii.The FICCI’s (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Annual Convention & 93rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held virtually amid COVID-19 on the theme “Inspired India”.

About FICCI:

President– Uday Shankar
Established– 1927
Headquarter– New Delhi

About Ministry of Education:

Union Minister- Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ (Constituency- Haridwar, Uttarakhand)
Minister of State- Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre (Constituency- Akola, Maharashtra)
In August 2020, the Ministry of Human Resource & Development was renamed back to the Ministry of Education.