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Indian education system turns out millions of graduates each year. But there are many challenges which India is facing which needs to be addressed. The round table session on the category will have key industry experts and marketers discuss the thought and process behind the strategies in India and the way forward. Don't forget to track the coverage of this intensive discussion on afaqs! and afaqs! Reporter.

Some of the participants :

Dr. Rajeev Agrawal
Director, GLBITM, G. Noida

Has an illustrated experience of more than 17 years in teaching and research, holds a in Electronics Engineering and M.Tech. degree in System Engineering. He received Ph.D. in the area of Wireless Communication Channels from School of computer & System sciences, JNU, New Delhi. Before taking up assignment as Director he has served Govt engineering college in Uttarakhand for more than 14 yrs in different capacities. He was visiting professor at Kennesaw State University Georgia USA. Presently he is associated with joint research project at Kennesaw State University in the area of Remote Patient Monitoring. He has visited Georgia Tech. University Georgia, USA. He has more than 20 publications in reputed International Journals and Conferences along with many paper presentations in National Conferences to his credit. He is a member of editorial panel of two national journals. He contributed a book chapter in International publication. He is one of the reviewers of IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Trans. Parallel and Distributed Computing, Internal Arab Journal of Information Technology, Computer Communication Elsevier Publication and Wireless Network,Springer publication He was invited to serve on the Technical Program Committee for NTMS'2007 (The first international conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security) Paris-France.He is also a life member of professional bodies such as IEEE, EU-India Grid Community, ISTE, and World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology (WASET

Ms. Poonam Sharma
Group Director, Accurate Group of Institutions

She has done her MBA in International Business Management. With her gifted insights, leadership qualities and zeal to contribute in the development of India by making India a more knowledgeable society, she established Accurate Institute in the year 2006 as a Group Director. Within a very short span of 4 yrs (From 2006 to 2010) she has been able to expand the institution in to a Group of Institutions and now three Institutes namely Accurate Institute of Management and Technology, with Engineering and Management courses, Accurate Business School and Accurate Institute of Advance Management have been established under her dynamic leadership increasing the student strength from 300 to 3000.

Mr Vinay Pasricha
Chairman, WLCI

Mr. Pasricha is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, USA. Earlier he graduated in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in 1987. An entrepreneur and an innovator, he has many firsts to his credit. In 1993, barely six years out of college he had already established the software company and laid the foundation of a pioneering executive training organization. He launched Orange Technology – a Company that went on to become one of the finest providers of ERP Solutions and then established WLC College India in 1995.

Dr. S.K. Gupta
Director General, ICRI

He was the Professor & Head, Department Pharmacology, AIIMS, Delhi, and has been the President of Indian Pharmacology Society, Emeritus Professor of ICMR, Chairman, Ethic Committee, Max Healthcare and Co-Chairman of the Rational Independent Ethics Committee. Dr. Gupta has also been Member of National Pharmacovigilance Committee and Member of the Governing Body of Indian System of Medicine (ISM), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. Various international bodies have conferred a large number of awards, fellowships and distinctions upon him. Dr. Gupta is on the editorial boards of several national and international Journals. He has edited several books and has published more than 300 papers in prestigious national and international Journals. Dr. Gupta has been awarded distinguished Services Award in Medicine and Surgery by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and is Fellow Indian Pharmacological Society and IACS (Canada). Dr. Gupta has been Visiting Professor at prestigious universities in USA, Canada, Japan, Germany and U.K.

Mr. P.K. Gupta
Chancellor of Sharda University & Founder & Chairman of SGI

Mr. P. K. Gupta, Chancellor of Sharda University & Founder Chairman of Sharda Group of Institutions is among the leading educational reformers who have given a new direction to the teaching methodology practiced across the country. In 1980, he became an entrepreneur & started his own business of manufacturing & supplying of engineering equipments to various Educational and Research Laboratories. Slowly and steadily, he spread his business from North India to South India encompassing each and every corner of the country. Since the business required a lot of travelling, he observed his co-passengers to be students who travelled from north India to the south India for their education. In those days, students had to struggle for admissions in the engineering colleges due to which they travelled to South India. He also observed the poor education infrastructure & facilities present in North India which led to a struggling education for the young minds.

Mr. Pankaj Kumar
Sriram Business School

Mr. Pankaj Kumar has�been�giving his services at�SRIRAM. He has done M.A. (Economics & English) from M.J.P. Rohilkhand University Bareilly, B.Ed. from C.C.S. University Meerut and MBA (Marketing and HR). He has more than Ten years experience in Academics. His area of interest is Marketing and Human Resource Management.

Mr. Suneel Galgotia
Chancellor, Galgotia University

Mr. Suneel Galgotia, a resolute visionary, committed to provide world class technical and management education is the founder Chairman, apart from being the MD of Galgotia Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. GCET and GIMT are approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD and Government of India and affiliated to Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow. GCET established in 2000, synergizes theoretical knowledge and practical skills to promote all-round professional competence and has acquired a unique status in UP the NCR region and the country as a whole by breaking new grounds in producing professionals of national and international acclaim GEI have been recognized as top ranking institutions imparting high quality education.

Mr. Ujjwal Vishal
Director, 9 Pillars

A graduate in commerce from Delhi University, and a post graduate in communications Mr. Ujjwal started his career with FCBUlka as a trainee copywriter.

Love with numbers and people, made him realize that penning down beautiful words is not his cup of tea. After spending 5 years in sales and marketing with reputed organizations like Living media, Reliance communication, Deccan chronicle and Future group he got into entrepreneurial stint.

9 Pillars came into existence in 2009 and flourished to be 10cr+ firm. Mr. Ujjwal has deep experience in Education sector in India and has been a part of most of the successful campaigns like LPU, Manav Rachna, MM University, HIHT, Inverts University to name a few. He has conducted more than 15 researches in different categories in Education.

Vikas Wahi
CEO, Advel Group

Vikas Wahi is marketing management and communication graduate from the National Institute of Sales and has had more than 12 years of experience in the marketing, media and communication space. With business interests in the space of print, electronic, online, Below the line and consultancy and a Pan India operational presence Vikas and his team at Advel Group are working for some of the bigger names in the Healthcare, Consumer Products, FMCG, Corporate, Government Bodies and Education Industry.

For the last 10 years he has worked closely in the education industry with players in Foreign Education, Online Education, Computer education, Schools, Colleges, Universities and other niche education services.

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Date - 31st May 2011
Venue - Hotel Radisson, Noida (Sector- 18)
Timings - 6:30 pm onwards