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The New Indian Express (TNIE) Group is back with the seventh edition of the biggest education conclave of the country, ThinkEdu 2019, on February 13 and 14 2019. The theme for this year's Conclave is 'Ideas for a new India', and the intent is to stimulate meaningful discussions about creating a world-class education system in India. Get ready to listen to India's movers and shakers, your favourite authors, policymakers and bureaucrats redefine the spectrum of education and create a new India. The venue, like always, is ITC Grand Chola, Chennai.
Get ready to listen to the likes of Shashi Tharoor, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, Subramanian Swamy, Ashwin Sanghi, Pranab Mukherjee, Varun Gandhi, Amish Tripathi and many more amazing speakers.
The TNIE Group has been organising the national-level education meet since 2013. Our previous speakers have included the late President Dr APJ Kalam, former Vice-President M Hamid Ansari, Union Ministers, Chief Ministers, policymakers, educationists and edupreneurs, along with social scientists and spiritual leaders. All our previous editions were extremely impactful.
Day 1: February 13
Inaugural: Classical music and lamp-lighting
Engineering, skills or liberal arts: What does India need to focus on to become Incredible?
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
Can you crack UPSC with just your school curriculum and without your
friendly neighbourhood coaching centre?
Talking Point: Pranab Mukherjee's view from the Hill: Education and beyond
Are we producing hyper nationalists or pseudo-secularists?
Are we spending enough on education and research?
Interlude: Education and the music within
A lec-dem with the piano: Anil Srinivasan - Musician and educator
Is the Public-Private relationship actually skilling India or killing education?
The big discussion: Is the literature of politics affecting Young India?
Day 2: February 14
My vision for India's education
Prakash Javadekar - Union Minister of HRD, Government of India
What does India's new education policy really need?
Talking Point: The key to transforming education in India
Does dissent still have a place in India's campuses?
Is too much tech making young India un-creative?
Modern lessons from ancient India: Have we learnt the right ones?
View Point: Is India's education ecosystem stifling the underprivileged and rural masses?
The big session: Is India's education system divisive?
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