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At A Glance

The 10th edition of the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 on academic collaborations and student recruitment will be held at Mumbai (July 17), Hyderabad (July 19), Chennai (July 22), Bangalore (July 24), Kolkata (July 26), and New Delhi (July 28).

Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 is a unique event which is being organized in India as a sequel to the highly successful Education Summits & Expos held since 2009. The Summit & Expo, to be held in each of the above cities, will have sessions on collaborative research programs, joint / dual degree programs, twinning & transfer programs, faculty & student exchange programs, study abroad in India programs, distance education programs, vocational education programs, and other academic partnerships. There will be separate sessions for student recruitment.

Major fields covered would be Engineering & Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment, Education & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences. There will be one-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and Indian institutions for forging academic collaborations. There will also be one-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and students interested in studying abroad.

Simultaneously, in each of the above cities, Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017 on skills, startups and entrepreneurship will be held. Both of these events are expected to have mutually supportive and synergistic effect, as they are both targeted at students and youth.

The Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 is specifically designed for university chancellors, presidents, vice-chancellors, principals, provosts, deans, scientists, researchers, faculty, enrollment / recruitment officers, and their executive-level team members.



Highlights

  Most comprehensive educational event of its kind ever held in India
  Biggest networking event for leaders in education from around the world
  Convergence of who is who of the educational system of India
  Participation by a large number of top universities from around the world
  Major sessions on academic collaborations with institutions of India
  Important sessions on skill development and academe-industry collaboration
  Exploration of opportunities for startups and entrepreneurship
  Recruitment sessions involving one-on-one meetings with Indian students
  Attendance of several thousand students interested in studying abroad
  Education Expo for showcasing best practices in teaching, learning and training
  Awards for educational excellence to outstanding institutions and organizations
  Awards for eminent educationists, researchers, faculty, alumni, and students
  Extensive media coverage (electronic & print) for the Summit & Expo
  Spouses program of sight-seeing in the cities of India



Higher Education

Indian educational system has been undergoing a paradigm shift in the recent past. India has the world’s second largest post-secondary student population of around 30 million. India has over 800 universities and university-level institutions and 48,000 colleges, and yet the gross enrollment ratio (GER) is low with only 20 per hundred accessing higher education. India is far behind the developed countries' average of 45 per hundred. The Government of India has set a GER target of 30 per cent by 2020 and for that to be achieved; the number of universities and colleges will have to be increased while enhancing the quality of existing institutions.

A major challenge is educational excellence. India has islands of excellence but the overall education standards are poor. The report that 60 to 70 percent of engineering graduates churned out are not employable, speaks about the quality of higher education in India. None of Indian universities are in the list of top ranked universities in the world. All this needs to change.

Faced with a growing demand for post secondary education and limited resources, India is looking towards private / public sectors and foreign universities to bridge the projected gap. The private sector has been given the opportunity to take initiative in developing infrastructure for higher education in the country. India is a member of the WTO and has now become a signatory to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), thereby enabling high quality educational services to be offered in India from around the world. Further, the Indian economy is transforming into an international powerhouse requiring India to have the best possible educational opportunities for its citizens.

Indian students are interested in degrees and certificates offered by foreign universities at the undergraduate and graduate levels because of the excellent career prospects they offer. This demand is reflected by the tens of thousands of students going to the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, and other countries every year for higher education.



Academic Collaborations
Academic collaborations promote universal and equitable access to education, and develop in students the knowledge, confidence, and requisite skills to become lifelong learners and economic competitors in a dynamic global marketplace. Today, success is determined by access to knowledge. Education is no longer an option – it is a mandate for survival. An important mission of the Indus Foundation is to galvanize high-impact academic collaborations between educational entities in foreign countries on the one hand and those in India on the other. The Foundation acts as an internationally recognized support system for 21st Century education for bridging the education divide.

The Foundation recognizes that collaborative research programs, joint / dual degree programs, twinning and transfer programs, professional development programs, distance education programs, vocational education programs, faculty exchange programs, student exchange programs, partnership programs, study abroad in India programs, and other academic partnerships between foreign universities and Indian institutions are extremely useful in meeting the rapidly growing educational needs of India. These programs contribute to the goal of preparing students to compete in the global economy. The staff of the Foundation have significant knowledge of the foreign and Indian educational systems. Over the years, the staff have developed extensive contacts with a wide array of accredited foreign universities and institutions of India.
Education Expo 2017
Indo-Global Education Expo 2017, running in parallel with the Summit, would provide a showcase of technology and training solutions, put the spotlight on educational institutions of excellence, and highlight best practices in teaching, learning and training. The Expo would also highlight progress in the development of Information and Communications technologies for education.

Indo-Global Education Expo 2017 is a professional event dedicated to the business of education, training and lifelong learning. The Expo would be a place where students aspiring for higher education, their parents, teachers, lecturers, educationists, and others, would throng. Indo-Global Education Expo 2017 will be promoted at national and international levels. Students will also be informed through their respective institutions.

Summit & Expo 2017
The Indus Foundation offers an efficient and cost-effective means of interaction between foreign universities and Indian institutions through the specially designed Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017. Activities during the Summit & Expo include panel discussions by foreign participants and Sponsors, and interactions between foreign universities and Indian institutions for academic collaborations. The Summit & Expo is designed to be a fast-paced program, providing foreign universities with valuable exposure to a large number of Indian institutions. The Summit & Expo will help foreign universities achieve excellent results in terms of academic collaborations and student recruitment.


Skill Development

The National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 has been formulated with the objective of skilling at scale with speed, standard and sustainability. India aims to skill 500 million people by 2022. It is therefore time to gear up for the futuristic jobs that would be carved out of Automation, Manufacturing and Migration which are some of the disruptive drivers that are transforming and changing the job market dramatically. It is imperative that youth are equipped with life skills that are adaptable to the rapidly evolving 21st century society.


Re-engineering Skills Ecosystem
Skill Ecosystem in India is divergent and vast covering 20 central ministry schemes with varying rate of success. With the introduction of the new Ministry for Skills and entrepreneurship two and half years ago, an attempt has been made to converge the skill development initiatives by various ministries and align it to the industry demand. The skill ecosystem is in evolving stage and continuously embracing the best practices from the various domestic successful schemes and international best practices. It is necessary to examine the domestic & international best practices and deliberate on challenges and find the way forward for strengthening the Skill Ecosystem in India.
Future Skills: Technology, Jobs and Talent
Industry is the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector, driven by four disruptions: the astonishing rise in data volumes, computational power, and connectivity, especially new low-power wide-area networks; the emergence of analytics and business intelligence capabilities; new forms of human-machine interaction such as touch interfaces and augmented-reality systems; and improvements in transferring digital instructions to the physical world, such as advanced robotics and 3-D printing. An economically disruptive technology has the potential to create massive economic impact. Advanced robotics, for example, has the potential to affect US $6.3 trillion in labor costs globally. Cloud technology has the potential to improve productivity across US $3 trillion in global enterprise IT spending, as well as enabling the creation of new online products and services for billions of consumers and millions of businesses alike. It is necessary to deliberate on the technological advancements in near future and its impact on labor market and skill sets required.
Skills for Migration: Mobility
In a globalized economy, a large pool of skilled workers is indispensable for attracting foreign direct investment. The Key initiatives of Make In India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat and Clean Ganga will be achieved only if there is highly developed skill ecosystem in the country. Skill shortages can affect the productivity and growth of a business, delay projects, create ongoing vacancies, increase wage levels. The primary challenge faced by 76 per cent of Indian businesses is the shortage of technical or specific skills. India Inc takes an average of 96 days to recruit skilled workers. With manpower of 1.24 billion, it is ironic that India suffers from dearth of talent. Businesses would need to plug these skill gaps with people from outside the organization as best they can. But in the longer term, they need to invest in internal training programs to mould the people, as this would help them deliver on strategy, innovate and ultimately grow. It is necessary to deliberate on the ways to speed up the skill development transition through active industry engagement to achieve the aspirations of the society.
Academe and Industry Collaboration
India's education system has had a distinct bias against skills and government is now making efforts to integrate education with skill development. The current Indian education system does not lead to trained young people in employable skills who are open to immediate employment opportunities. With current and expected economic growth, this problem is expected to aggravate as more than 75% of the new job opportunities are expected to be skill-based. It is necessary to discuss the successful models of skills integration with education in the country and find possible way forward for large scale integration.

Collaboration between universities and industries is critical for skills development (education and training), the generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology transfer), and the promotion of entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs). The benefits of university-industry linkages are wide-reaching: they can help coordinate R&D agendas and avoid duplications, stimulate additional private R&D investment, and exploit synergies and complementarities of scientific and technological capabilities. University-industry collaboration can also expand the relevance of research carried out in public institutions, foster the commercialization of public R&D outcomes, and increase the mobility of labor between public and private sectors. The benefits of university-industry collaboration are evident in developing countries. For example, it is acknowledged that collaboration with universities substantially increases the propensity of firms to introduce new products and to patent.
Startups and Entrepreneurship
A startup is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet a marketplace need by developing or offering an innovative product, process or service. A startup is usually a company such as a small business, a partnership or an organization designed to rapidly develop scalable business model. Often, startup companies deploy technologies, such as Internet, e-commerce, computers, telecommunications, or robotics. These companies are generally involved in the design and implementation of the innovative processes of the development, validation and research for target markets.

Traditionally, an entrepreneur has been defined as "a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk". Rather than working as an employee, an entrepreneur runs a small business and assumes all the risk and reward of a given business venture, idea, or good or service offered for sale. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes. Entrepreneurs tend to be good at perceiving new business opportunities and they often exhibit positive biases in their perception (i.e., a bias towards finding new possibilities and seeing unmet market needs) and a pro-risk-taking attitude that makes them more likely to exploit the opportunity.

Startups and Entrepreneurship are the two buzz words in India today. They are very important for students and educational institutions. India is now number 3 in terms of startups across the world. These have become a clear focus not only from the Government "StartUp India" but with every major university now building an innovation lab and a startup cell including courses on Startups and Entrepreneurship. These have become important and interesting career options for students with a focus on "Job Creators vs Job Seekers". Frugal innovation is also in this mix for building the Startups and Entrepreneurship.


Benefits

        
Following are some of the benefits of the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 for foreign participants:

  Summit & Expo is a well established brand in higher education for institutions and students of India.
  Summit & Expo provides contacts with hundreds of reputable institutions and thousands of students of India.
  Summit & Expo provides visibility all over India and creates opportunity to work with alumni.

Academic Collaborations
  Establishing research collaboration programs with Indian institutions.
  Extending the international reach of programs of foreign universities.
  Opportunity to develop joint / dual degree programs with Indian institutions.
  Opportunity for developing twinning & transfer programs with Indian institutions.
  Opportunity for offering distance education & vocational education programs in India.
  Opportunity for setting up partnership programs with Indian institutions.
  Opportunity for international exposure to faculty through faculty exchange programs.
  Opportunity for developing student exchange programs with Indian institutions.
  Opportunity for students to study abroad in India and experience its rich culture.
  Establishing long-term visibility and presence in India and building the brand.
  Opportunity to apply for the prestigious educational excellence awards in various categories.

Skill Development
  Identification of the futuristic jobs of the international and domestic job markets.
  Identification of the challenges and re-engineering of the skills ecosystem.
  Deliberations on the future technological advancements and identification of skill sets required.
  Identification of skill gaps and development of skill transition programs.
Academe And Industry Collaboration
  Integration of skills with education for developing training programs.
  Adoption of knowledge for innovation and technology transfer.
  Opportunities for the promotion of Startups and Entrepreneurship.
  Commercialization of Research and Development (R & D).
Startups And Entrepreneurship
  Opportunities for setting up innovation laboratories and startup cells.
  Opportunities for starting courses on Startups and Entrepreneurship.
  Exploration of opportunities for “frugal innovation”.
Recruitment of Students
  Opportunity to recruit undergraduate and graduate students from India.
  Generation of income and saving of money on recruiting activities in India.
  Enlargement of the marketplace for enrolling better-qualified students.
  Substantial reduction of time and costs for recruiting Indian students.
  Recruitment of financially able, better prepared, and highly motivated students.
  Enrollment of larger proportion of admitted students for different programs.
  Attracting a continuing stream of students from India.
  Database of students attending the Expo with their contact details.


Attendees

The Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 is a must for anyone interested in international academic collaborations and student recruitment. The Summit and Expo attracts high-level decision makers who are shaping the education field. Senior professionals from education sector from around the world come together once a year. The Summit & Expo is meant for:
  Chancellors & Vice Chancellors
  Presidents, Provosts & CEOs
  Deans, Directors, and Dept Heads
  Principals of Colleges
  Faculty
  Enrollment / Recruitment Officers
  Diplomatic Missions
  Scientists & Researchers
  R&D Organizations
  Corporate Training Executives
  Corporate University Managers
  Human Resources Executives
  Education Administrators
  Professors and Trainers
  International & National Agencies
  Senior Governmental Officials
  Leaders of Professional Associations
  Technology and Service Providers
  Multimedia and Software Designers
  Training Consultants
  Test Preparation Companies
  Banks & Financial Institutions
  Insurance Companies
  Overseas Education Agencies
  Career Counselors
  Placement Officers
  Travel Agencies
  Publishing Houses
  International Education Missions
  Educational Software Companies
  Infrastructure Companies
  Foreign Exchange Companies

Schedule

The Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 will be held in the following cities of India.


Mumbai: July 17, 2017

Hyderabad: July 19, 2017

Chennai: July 22, 2017

Bangalore: July 24, 2017

Kolkata: July 26, 2017

New Delhi: July 28, 2017

Program Details

                  
In each of the above cities, the Summit and the Expo will be held in separate halls simultaneously. The Summit will be held in Hall 1 while the Expo will be held in Hall 2.
8.00 am onwards: Registration of delegates
10.30 am onwards: Registration of students

Summit Program (Hall 1)

ACADEMIC COLLABORATION SESSIONS
The Summit will have sessions on collaborative research programs, joint / dual degree programs, twinning & transfer programs, distance education & vocational education programs, faculty & student exchange programs, study abroad in India programs, and other academic partnerships.

The sessions involve panel discussions by selected foreign universities, Indian institutions and Sponsors. There will be open-house discussions at the end of the sessions.

The academic collaboration sessions of the Summit are meant for representatives of foreign universities, foreign educational organizations, diplomatic officials, Indian institutions, Indian corporations and organizations.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
The skill development sessions of the Summit are meant for representatives of industry, business, NGOs in addition to representatives of foreign universities, foreign educational organizations, diplomatic officials, Indian institutions, Indian corporations and organizations.

ACADEME - INDUSTRY COLLABORATION SESSION
The academe-industry collaboration session of the Summit is meant for representatives of industry, business, NGOs in addition to representatives of foreign universities, foreign educational organizations, diplomatic officials, Indian institutions, Indian corporations and organizations.

STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SESSION
The startups and entrepreneurship session of the Summit is meant for representatives of foreign universities, foreign educational organizations, diplomatic officials, Indian institutions, Indian corporations and organizations. It is also meant for representatives of industry, business, startups organizations, NGOs and students.

EDUCATION AWARDS
An important feature of the Summit would be presentation of education awards to institutions, educationists, researchers, faculty, alumni and students in recognition of their contributions and excellence in academia.
Inaugural Program
09.15 am: Inauguration of the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 and the Indo-Global Skills Summit & Expo 2017
09.20 am: Welcome Address
09.25 am: Introduction of both of the Summits & Expos
09.30 am: Keynote Address
09.40 am: Address by the Special Guest
09.50 am: Address by the Chief Guest
10.00 am: Presentation of Awards for Excellence
10.40 am: National Anthem
10.45 am: Vote of Thanks
10.55 am: Coffee / Tea Break
ACADEMIC COLLABORATION SESSIONS
11.30 am to 12.20 pm: Session 1: Research Collaborations, Joint / Dual Degree Programs, Twinning & Transfer Programs
12.20 pm to 1.10 pm: Session 2: Distance Education & Vocational Education Programs, Faculty & Student Exchange Programs, Study Abroad in India Programs, and other Collaborations

01.10 pm to 01.50 pm: Lunch Break
SKILL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
1.50 pm to 2.40 pm: Session 3: Re-engineering Skills Ecosystem; Future Skills: Technology, Jobs and Talent – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
2.40 pm to 3.30 pm: Session 4: Skills for Migration: Mobility – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
3.30 pm to 3.50 pm: Coffee / Tea Break
ACADEME - INDUSTRY COLLABORATION SESSION
3.50 pm to 4.40 pm: Session 5: Academe – Industry Collaboration – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
STARTUPS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SESSION
4.40 pm to 5.30 pm: Session 6: Startups and Entrepreneurship – Presentations and panel discussion by representatives of academe, business, industry, startups organizations and NGOs (40 min.) and presentations by sponsors (5 min.) followed by open house (5 min.)
Expo Program (Hall 2)
Indo-Global Education Expo 2017 will take place in Hall 2. Table spaces of around 15 square feet with a table and chairs will be provided in the Expo. The Expo provides an excellent platform to foreign universities to forge academic collaborations with Indian institutions and organizations and to recruit Indian students. They will have the opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with Indian institutions and organizations, Indian students, and other participants. Participation in the Expo by foreign universities enhances their visibility. The Expo offers an opportunity not only to exhibit but also to make brand statements.

TIMINGS: 11.00 am to 5.30 pm
ACADEMIC COLLABORATIONS: ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
One-on-one meetings between representatives of foreign universities and Indian institutions and organizations will take place in the Expo. Each foreign participant will be given a table space for interacting with Indian participants.
STUDENT RECRUITMENT: ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS
Foreign universities will have the opportunity to take part in the recruitment of students in the Expo. Indian students interested in higher education will participate in the one-on-one meetings with representatives of foreign universities. Entry is free for students. Each foreign participant will be given a table space for interacting with Indian participants.

Interactive Platform: Expo is an excellent platform to interact face-to-face with thousands of students who wish to pursue higher education abroad. Foreign participants can communicate directly with the students and parents about their universities, unique features, admission procedures, costs, etc.

Spot Enrollments & Admissions: At the Expo, foreign universities may conduct on the spot student enrollments and offer admission to the deserving candidates. They may also generate enquiries and leads for later contact.

Highly Cost Effective Medium:Expo is a highly cost effective and strong marketing platform for educational institutions to connect with a large section of target audience. It saves time, money and efforts of the universities to conduct their own student’s enrollment drive. With minimum expense, maximum returns can be derived by foreign universities, as they will be able to enroll candidates with the right profile from the Expo.

Brand Building Medium: Foreign universities may enhance the brand of their universities by showcasing the strengths & uniqueness of their universities among the eager student community.

Press & Electronic Media Coverage: A first rate opportunity for foreign universities to interact with the leading press & electronic media during the event in each city.

NOTE: Foreign universities interested in both academic collaborations and recruitment of students are advised to have one representative for each purpose.
EXHIBITOR PROFILE
Foreign Universities and Colleges, Indian Universities and Colleges, Academic & Professional Organizations, Education Councils, Organizations & Associations, Embassies, High Commissions & Consulates, Education Consultants, Career Counselors, Placement Agencies, Job Recruiters, Education Loan Providers (Banks), Education Software & Multimedia Organizations, Student Insurance Providers, Accrediting Organizations, Immigration & Visa Experts, Publishers, Sellers and Distributors of Books, Education Portals, Manufacturers & Dealers of Teaching Aids and Computer Software, Test Preparation Companies, Overseas Education Agencies, Infrastructure Companies, Educational Suppliers, Foreign Exchange Companies, Travel Agents.
VISITOR PROFILE
Higher Secondary Students, Diploma Holders, Graduates, Post-graduates, Professionals, Job Seekers, Working Adults, Career Guidance Personnel, Parents, Teachers, Academicians, Joint Venture Partners, Business Visitors, Publishers, Librarians, Researchers, Writers, General Public.
BENEFITS OF EXPO
Expo offers multiple benefits to participating institutions and organizations. Expo enables exhibitors to connect with Indian participants for forging academic collaborations. Expo also enables them to connect with students, parents and local teachers to showcase the quality of what they offer in terms of courses, faculty, facilities, extracurricular activities and campus recruitment. While the exhibitors get the opportunity to showcase the courses and facilities they offer, the student community will have a chance to check for themselves what is on offer, weigh their options and then make an informed choice. Students are given counseling by experienced faculty from participating institutions on the courses they should take according to their career choices. The exhibitors get in touch with as many of their prospective students as they can from the vast pool of visitors. The leads they get during the Expo turn into enrollments in due course.

Accommodation & Itinerary


The Lalit, Mumbai, India
Arrive July 16th Afternoon / Evening
Summit & Expo: July 17 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 18th Morning

Taj Deccan, Hyderabad, India
Arrive July 18th Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 19 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Rest & Sightseeing: July 20
Depart: July 21st Morning


Taj Coromandel, Chennai, India
Arrive July 21st Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 22 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 23rd Morning

The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore, India
Arrive July 23rd Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 24 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart : July 25th Morning


The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata, India
Arrive July 25th Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 26 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 27th Morning

The Lalit, New Delhi, India
Arrive July 27th Afternoon
Summit & Expo: July 28 (9.00 am to 6.00 pm)
Depart: July 29th Morning
* Taj Mahal:Participants interested in visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra may make round trip to the Taj Mahal by car on the same day, leaving New Delhi early in the morning and returning in the evening. Friday is a holiday for the Taj Mahal.

Student Recruitment

A large number of well qualified and financially able Indian students are interested in opportunities for higher education in good foreign universities. The Indus Foundation assists foreign universities to recruit Indian students. Its staff is in a unique position to offer current and relevant advice to students on the one hand and to the foreign universities on the other. During the past 20 years, the Foundation has emerged as the leading recruiter of Indian students. It has secured admission for several thousand students in accredited foreign universities.

The Indus Foundation offers a comprehensive package of services directed towards assessing and matching students with the philosophy, requirements, academic offerings, and resources of foreign universities. The Foundation assists the students through the entire application process from the identification of programs of study to their actual enrollment. The Foundation strongly believes in providing honest, up-to-date and accurate information with friendly and courteous service through its trained educational counselors. The Foundation and its experts are thoroughly familiar with the educational systems of India and those of other countries. They are ideally equipped to assist students to go through the entire gamut of the admission process. The Foundation provides test preparation training to students who plan to take tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, GRE, etc. The Foundation provides expert guidance to students for obtaining visa from the foreign embassies, high commissions, and consulates. Pre-departure orientation and counseling is also provided to all students before they leave for foreign universities.
Recruitment during the Summit & Expo
  Activities during the Summit & Expo include one-on-meetings with students and parents. Summit & Expo will provide an excellent opportunity to recruit substantial number of qualified students.
  The Indus Foundation concentrates on India, which has a very large number of prospective international students. India is already a top region sending students to foreign universities.
  Attendance of students at the one-on-one meetings will be large because of intensive advertising and promotional campaign before the Summit & Expo.
  Each Summit & Expo will have a few thousand students interested in studying abroad in foreign universities.
  Foreign universities will have the opportunity to recruit well-qualified students for a wide range of academic disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  The Foundation will follow-up with students who attend the Summit & Expo until they actually enroll in foreign universities.
Recruitment & Enrollment Services
  The Indus Foundation recruits well-qualified and financially able Indian students for admission to the programs of foreign universities throughout the year.
  The Foundation organizes periodic recruiting events in India for foreign universities. The Foundation plans and designs the most relevant procedures for Indian students to be recruited and enrolled.
  The Foundation remains in constant communication with the foreign universities with regard to all aspects of application process until the students get admission and actually enroll.
  The Foundation provides test preparation training to the students who plan to take tests such as IELTS, TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, GRE, etc. Students are recruited for all undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs. The Foundation also recruits students for distance education programs.
  The Foundation is responsible for publicity and other means of promotion, in order to get the maximum number of well-qualified students for admission. The Foundation gives accurate and up-to-date information about programs to students and helps them interpret that information. The Foundation advises the students and parents about the admission criteria.
  The Foundation distributes application forms, catalogs, test forms, etc., to students in a timely manner. The Foundation provides students with proper estimates of tuition and other expenses. The Foundation pre-processes all applications before sending them to foreign universities for further scrutiny. The Foundation ensures the authenticity of all documents from students.
  The Foundation ensures that: a) the students are serious students; b) the students could reasonably fund their studies abroad c) the students have a definite plan for themselves after studies; d) the students have a high level of awareness of the institutions they would be going to attend.
  The Foundation ensures complete documentation including declaration of finances, when applications are sent to foreign universities. In cases where students are in need of funds, the Foundation arranges bridge finance through banks.
  The Foundation brings about the following benefits to foreign universities: 1) Provide permanent presence and visibility in India. 2) Increased student enrollment, 3) Reduced processing costs and effort in recruitment, 4) Better qualified and prepared pool of students to choose from, 5) Prevention of unauthorized representation of the foreign universities.
  The Foundation provides expert guidance to students for obtaining visa from the foreign embassies, high commissions, and consulates. Pre-departure orientation and counseling is also provided to all students before they leave for study abroad.
  The Indus Foundation is prepared to act as the representative of foreign universities in India for recruiting students. Foreign universities that are interested in utilizing the services of the Foundation on a long term basis, may please contact by e-mail at indus@indus.org.

Educational Excellence Awards

An important feature of the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 would be presentation of educational excellence awards to institutions, educationists, researchers, faculty, and alumni in recognition of their contributions and excellence in any of the various academic fields such as Engineering & Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment, Education & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Leaders from private and public educational institutions, eminent educationists, policy makers, representatives from the government and key people from sector affiliates, all assemble to recognize and applaud the achievements of the best educational institutions and people. Each Award recognizes excellence in education as manifested in the varied ways that may significantly impact the education and well-being of people.
THE AWARDS
Each award provides the recipient with a certificate and a memento.
BENEFITS FOR AWARDEES
  Award enables the winner to reach out to society with renewed confidence by leveraging on the immense marketing and PR value of the award.
  The award ceremony will be covered by leading newspapers and TV channels.
  The winner will be on a new high, a fast-track route to recognition of commitment to educational excellence.
  The winner will enjoy publicity that will establish reputation as a proven provider of exemplary levels of services.
  The winner will be able to use the award certificate in all brochures, leaflets, print advertisements, websites and promotional collaterals.
NOMINATION PROCESS
Nominations may be submitted by any individual or group along with the registration form. The nomination must include the following materials in order for the nominee to be considered for an award:
INSTITUTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS:
Nomination (not more than four A4 pages) describing the nominee’s salient features and achievements for the specific award.
INDIVIDUALS:
The nominee’s qualifications, achievements and resume (not more than four A4 pages).
SUBMISSION OF NOMINATIONS
All nomination information should be sent as soft copy to indus@indus.org at the time of registration. Self-nomination is permitted for institutions, organizations and individuals.
SELECTION
Experts of the Indus Foundation will review each nomination thoroughly. The experts have broad discretion and may re-assign a nominee to an Award other than the one recommended by the nominator. Selected awardees and the nominators of all candidates will be notified of the selection results well ahead of the dates of the Summit & Expo.
Terms and Conditions
  All entries must reach the Indus Foundation immediately upon registration.
  All related notification / information will be put up on the website at http: //www.indus.org/
  Entries are to be sent as soft-copy (not exceeding four A4 pages) to indus@indus.org.
  The decision of the experts of the Indus Foundation will be final and binding.

There is no prescribed pro-forma for nominations. Self-nomination is permitted. All nominations must reach the Indus Foundation by e-mail at indus@indus.org at the time of registration. The Indus Foundation reserves the right to select awardees. Award winners will be notified by e-mail after the selections are made.
Processing Fee
  Processing fee payable for nomination for an award is only US$ 200.
  Nominations can be made for more than one award, but processing fee has to be paid for each award.
  In case nominee is not selected for award, processing fee will be refunded.

Awards for Educational Excellence (for Institutions and Organizations)
Every year, the Indus Foundation identifies and recognizes the achievements of some of the finest universities, colleges and institutions by presenting them with Awards for Educational Excellence.

Initiated in 2010, the Indus Foundation’s awards identify and promote innovation and educational excellence. The awards are not meant to be rankings of educational institutions. The awards are in recognition of educational excellence in specific fields of academe. Institutions or organizations catering to higher education will be considered for this purpose. Educational and training institutions / organizations are invited to send their nominations for consideration of the award for educational excellence.

The nominations should give details of the institution and the specific reasons as to why it should be chosen for the award in a specific field of academic activity. The selection of awardees will be made by the experts of the Indus Foundation and their decision will be final.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The basic principle underlying the award is that the awardees must have made a transformative impact in the field of higher education. Higher education is experiencing transformation on a global scale, with the emergence of innovations that are changing how education is both administered and absorbed. The nominations must show that transformation in education is taking place in their institutions. The awards are based on criteria that include but are not limited to infrastructure, faculty, placements, annual growth, students & alumni feedback, feedback from the industry, etc. Nominations must also show that their educational activities have delivered on the following criteria:

  Educational Transformation: the overall extent to which the educational activity has transformed an aspect of education that has also had societal impact;
  Sustainable investment: the extent to which the educational activity is funded in a sustainable way to ensure its continuing viability;
  Innovation: the extent to which the educational activity is innovative in design and/or practice, thereby transforming traditional means of educational delivery;
  Inclusion and Diversity: the extent to which the activity includes a diversity of beneficiaries and has enhanced equality of access to education.
Awards for Eminent Educationists (for Individuals)
Education is the engine that fuels personal development, and societal and economic progress. Educational entrepreneurship results in increased innovation and sustained economic growth.

The objective of the awards is to promote educational entrepreneurship as one of the key drivers of sustained social development and economic progress. It aims at encouraging creation of sustainable, scalable and relevant education systems. The awards are meant for inspiring the next wave of educational leaders and innovators who will not only create jobs and value for society, but also empower others to create a better future.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Awards will be given to eminent educationists, entrepreneurs, and visionary thinkers who have set up one or more educational institutions, departments, or programs in any part of the World. Such institutions, departments, or programs must have made a qualitative impact on the student community. The awards recognize the outstanding contribution made at any post-secondary level.

The awards will be given to those who have displayed skills in creating and sustaining educational institutions, pursuing new opportunities, engaging in continuous innovation, and exhibiting a high degree of accountability for quality education.
Awards for Educational Leadership (for Individuals)
Educational leadership involves working with teachers and other education professionals on systemic plans to improve educational programming and outcomes. Leaders in higher education include: vice chancellors, principals, directors, department chairs, provosts, deans, trustees and correspondents.

The Awards for Educational Leadership are the highest recognition for individual achievement and are awarded to those who provide outstanding educational leadership in higher educational institutions. These awards acknowledge and celebrate exemplary leadership that has a significant and positive impact on higher education in one or more institutions.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Nominations must clearly document why the candidate should be considered, above all others, for this distinguished award. All nominations must contain sufficient information to inform the selection process without additional research. Each nomination submitted must include the following: Curriculum Vitae or Resume and comprehensive overview of the candidate's accomplishments and experiences.
Awards for Research Excellence (for Institutions, Organizations, and Individuals)
The Awards for Research Excellence recognize excellence in research, scholarship, or creative expression. All those involved in research from academe, industry, and other organizations are eligible for consideration.

The awards are given for work done in the preceding five calendar years. Awards are given to institutions, organizations, individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in disciplines such as Engineering & Applied Sciences, Information Technology, Business & Management, Clinical & Health Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Agricultural Sciences & Environment, Education & Technology, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences.

NOMINATION
  The nomination should clearly summarize the nominee’s research and qualifications for the award. The summary should describe the importance and significance of the applicant's research.
  The nomination should clearly summarize achievements, including publications, awards received, and other significant accomplishments.
Awards for Teaching Excellence (for Institutions, Organizations, and Individuals)
The purpose of the Awards for Teaching Excellence is to recognize excellence in teaching in higher education. It is envisioned that the awards for teaching excellence would bring much-needed attention to - and recognition of - best teaching practices at this time of great developments in the field of Higher Education.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have a good track record of teaching for a minimum of 5 years in post-secondary education.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Nominees must have an outstanding overall teaching record and be able to demonstrate inspiring and life-changing effects on students. In addition, nominee must show exemplary experience in one or more of these practices:
  Applying innovative teaching methods
  Combining theory and practice, with relevance and scholarly excellence
  Using research elements to achieve excellence in teaching
  Applying problem-based/problem-oriented teaching
  Achievements in encouragement of critical thinking
  Use of teaching aids and instructional technology
  Research contributions, publications, books, etc.
  Professional recognitions, awards, etc.
  Involvement in consultancy and other co-curricular activities
Awards for Education Technology (for Institutions, Organizations, and Individuals)
Innovative initiatives in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are driving the quality and access of education across the world. Awards for Education Technology are aimed at acknowledging these innovations. The awards recognize excellence in technology use, adaptation, and development by faculty, staff, and administrators to enhance the teaching, learning, and working environment in educational institutions.

ELIGIBILITY
Any post secondary institution or a technology solution provider may send nominations for the award.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Nominations for the awards will be judged based on the information provided with regard to the following:
  Creation and/or Best Use of Shared Content/Learning Objects in Support of Traditional Classroom and Distance Learning Environment. This must reflect creation and/or making the best use of shared learning content/objects.
  Institutional Technology. This includes institution, campus, division, and other specialty web sites, e-mail systems, intranets, software for administrative functions, and other uses of technology to improve the quality and efficiency of the educational experience for students, college personnel, and other interested parties.
  Technology in Education Leadership. This must reflect the innovative uses of technology at educational settings.
  Virtual Learning Environment. This must reflect improved student success, retention, or program completion in a learning environment through innovative use or adaptation of instructional technology and/or alternative pedagogy.
  Innovative & Effective use of Technology in the following areas: Admissions Process; Attendance & Institutional Discipline; Classroom Learning; Laboratories; Library; Examinations; Project Work; Academic Performance Monitoring & Reporting; Student Engagement; Student Recruitment; Faculty Feedback Monitoring
Awards for Distinguished Alumni (for Individuals)
The true measure of an institution’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. Institutions are known to develop leaders in many fields of endeavor. A vast number of the alumni have gained unique distinction through success in their professions, businesses, and contribution to their communities. The Awards honor outstanding former students and celebrate their achievements. The purpose of the Awards is to recognize the alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at their alma-mater.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have completed a regular course of study at any one or more of the following levels: senior secondary (Intermediate, Pre-University, CBSE, ISC, IB), vocational, undergraduate, post-graduate, and doctoral.
SELECTION CRITERIA
Nominees must be accomplished in any of the distinct areas as outlined below:
Professional Achievement and Career Distinction: The nominee attained prominence through his or her efforts in commerce, industry, technology, the professions, agriculture, the arts, education, government, military or other worthy endeavors that form a record of impressive accomplishment.
Nominations must contain the following: Current biography or curriculum vitae for the nominee (Four A4 pages)
Awards for Student Services (for Institutions, Organizations, and Individuals)
Awards for Student Services recognize institutions, organizations, and individuals with outstanding services to students in terms of placements, training, guidance, counseling, etc. These awards are given to those institutions, organizations, or individuals that aim at student success – in the many forms that it takes, such as placement, software training, test preparation training, coaching for entrance examinations, coaching for entrance to jobs, skill development programs, etc.
SELECTION CRITERIA
The basic principle underlying the award is that the awardees must have made an important impact on the lives of students. The awards are based on criteria that include academic tutoring, advice and assistance in post-secondary course selection, assist student with information on the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid applications. Criteria also include education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy and assist students in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs; individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students with career options; exposure to cultural events and academic programs; and mentoring programs.

Presentation

Participation

  • Participation Package

    The fee for participating in the Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 is only US$ 600 per person per city. Participation fee includes:

      Single room accommodations in first class hotel (lodging only).
      Double room accommodations for those with spouses / companions (lodging only).
      Air travel between consecutive cities for registered participants.
      Ground transportation between consecutive cities for participants.
      Visa Assistance for visiting India for participating in the Summit & Expo.
      Advance promotion & publicity in India through the media.
      Participation in all sessions of the Summit.
      One-on-one meetings with officials of Indian institutions & organizations.
      Database of Indian institutions interested in collaborations.
      One-on-one meetings with Indian students and parents.
      Database of Indian students interested to study abroad.
      Table space in the Expo for interaction with other participants.
      Distribution of promotional materials of participating institutions.
      Experienced Indus personnel for guiding the participants.
      Profile of participant’s institution put up on the event website.
      Participant’s presentation (four A4 pages) put up on the event website.
      Complimentary luncheons during the Summit & Expo 2017.
      Spouses / companions pay an additional US $ 100 per person per city.
      Air travel between consecutive cities for spouses / companions.
      Ground transportation between consecutive cities for spouses / companions.
      Sight-seeing costs extra. Entry fees for monuments extra.
      Cost of food (approx. US $ 40 per day per person) extra.

  • Awards

    There is no prescribed pro-forma for nominations. Self-nominations are permitted. All nominations must reach the Indus Foundation by e-mail at indus@indus.org immediately after registration. The Indus Foundation reserves the right to select awardees. Decisions of the experts of the Foundation will be final and binding. Award winners will be notified by e-mail after the selections are made.

    Processing Fee
      Processing fee payable for nomination for an award is only US$ 200.
      Nominations can be made for more than one award, but processing fee has to be paid for each award.
      In case nominee is not selected for award, processing fee will be refunded.

  • Souvenir

    The Souvenir is an important publication and it will contain information related to higher education along with the names and addresses of Indian and foreign participants, sponsors, and exhibitors. The Souvenir will also contain details of the specific areas of interest of the Indian and foreign universities and Sponsors with regard to academic collaborations. The Souvenir will be distributed widely amongst participants, educational institutions, invitees, advertisers, governmental organizations, corporations, businesses, and others. Foreign universities and colleges, corporations and organizations may take advantage of the Summit & Expo by advertising in the Souvenir as part of their promotion for maximizing their exposure. The Souvenir will have offset printing in A4 size - Width 18 cm; Height 25 cm. The advertisement tariff for full page in color is US$ 250.

Knowledge Partners

  • Acharya N. G. Ranga
    Agricultural University
    Guntur

  • Administrative Staff
    College of India
    Hyderabad

  • Aerospace & Aviation Sector
    Skill Council
    Bangalore

  • APEX Hi-Tech Institute Bangalore

  • Construction Skill Development
    Council of India
    New Delhi

  • CSIR-Central Electro Chemical Research Institute Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu

  • Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences
    & Research University
    New Delhi

  • Electronics Sector Skills
    Council of India
    New Delhi

  • Govt. of Telangana
    Hyderabad

  • Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd. Ranchi

  • Life Science Sector Skill
    Development Council
    New Delhi

  • Logistics Sector Skill Council Chennai

  • Media & Entertainment Skills Council New Delhi

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation New Delhi

  • Ministry of Skill Development
    and Entrepreneurship
    New Delhi

  • Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary
    Science University
    Jabalpur

  • Rail India Technical and
    Economic Service Ltd.
    Gurgaon

  • Rajasthan Skill & Livelihoods
    Development Corporation
    Jaipur

  • Rubber Skill Development Council New Delhi

  • Skill Council for Green Jobs New Delhi

  • Swami Ramanand Teerth
    Marathwada University
    Nanded, Maharashtra

  • Textile Sector Skill Council New Delhi

  • United Nations Development Programme New Delhi

  • Vinoba Bhave University Hazaribagh, Jharkhand






Spouses Program

Spouses or companions of participants will have program of sight-seeing in India on the following dates. Entry fees for monuments have to be paid by spouses or companions. Transportation cost for sight-seeing in each city will be US$ 50 or INR 3250 per person per day. The sight-seeing tour starts at 9.30 am and ends at 5.00 pm on each day.

Registration

     
The Indo-Global Education Summit & Expo 2017 is expected to have more applicants for participation than it can accommodate. Last date for regular registration is June 17, 2017. The Foundation reserves the right to select participants for the Summit & Expo 2017. Registration forms are available on the website of the Indus Foundation at http://www.indus.org/. Participants may register online at the website at http://www.indus.org/. Alternatively, they may download the registration form, fill it up, scan it and send it to the email id indus@indus.org. Payment may be made at: http://indus.org/epayment_gateway.aspx If payment is made by Draft or Check, it should be made payable to “The Indus Foundation Inc.” and sent to The Indus Foundation, 23 Koster Blvd., Suite 8B, Edison, New Jersey 08837, USA. Registration will be on a “first come, first served” basis. .
Visa Requirement
Visa is required for foreigners visiting the India. The details of visa fees, visa application forms, etc. can be found at the website of the Indian embassy / high commission / consulate in the country of the visa seeker. Simplest and easiest visa to get is e-Tourist Visa which can be applied for online. e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries / Territories:

Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal , Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Eligibility for e-Tourist Visa Facility
  International Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight-seeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  International Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  International Travelers having Pakistani Passport or of Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  Not available to Diplomatic Passport Holders.

Further details are available at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Holders of passport of other countries not mentioned above may locate the Indian embassy / high commission / consulate in their country by visiting: http://www.mea.gov.in/indian-missions-abroad.htm For details regarding visa application, please visit: http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/visaServices

Two Indian references along with sponsorship letter from India will be required for obtaining visa. The Sponsorship letter from India will be sent to registered participants electronically to enable them to apply for visa. Visa should be applied well in advance of the event dates.

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