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Indian businessmen eye mining, education sectors in Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), July 29 (PTI) Satisfied with the foreign trade policy and basic infrastructure available in Mongolia, many industry giants from India plan to set up business units here.

A host of industrialists have gathered here to seek ways to tap business opportunities emerging out of this north east country.

They have been holding meetings with senior government officials of both the countries to explore a mutually- profitable partnership for them.

“We are interested in mining activities here.
Basically in exploration of base metals like copper mining and precious metals like gold and tungsten among others. We plan to invest about USD 200-300 million in coming years,” Mumbai-based Chandra Proteco President Mukul Gupta said.

Gupta said that deliberations with Mongolian authorities and their chambers of commerce are on in this regard.

“The land is full of opportunities. There is a lot of scope in business development activities especially in the field of food processing and tourism,” Camlin Limited Chairman and Managing Director Dilip Dandekar said.

A 32-member strong delegation comprising representatives of known commercial houses were taking part in ”Mongolia-India business Forum”.

The meet is being co-organised by Foreign Investment and Foreign Trade Agency of Mongolia (Fifta), CII, Ficci and Assocham to find business opportunities.

Many businessmen, politicians and associates of Fifta took part in the event, which was inaugurated by President Pratibha Patil, who is on a three-day visit here.

Patil is the first Indian President visiting Mongolia after a gap of 23 years.

Be it medical, education, information technology, dairy and mining, experts and industrialists are trying to seek business opportunities in other sectors too.

“We are looking forward to a joint venture with some university and college here for student exchange programme. The land is new and full of opportunities,” Meerut”s Shobhit University Pro Chancellor Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra said.

“We will be giving USD 10 million scholarships to people under the student exchange programme. Initially the grant will be given to research scholars,” Vijender said.

Shobhit University has about 2,000 students at its Meerut Centre.

Patil”s visit to Mongolia is aimed at finding new avenues to explore trade and cultural relationship with tie ups in Defence, Information Technology, and commerce.(MORE) PTI AKV

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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in Media Coverage

 

The purpose of higher education is to empower the youth and the fruits of technological innovations must percolate to the rural areas if the country is to progress: Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra

MEERUT, Uttar Pradesh, December 9, 2011 / Shobhit University, Meerut supported a National Conference on E-Education & Distance Education- Innovative & Creative Models in Higher Education organized by ASSOCHAM on 8th Dec. 2011 at New Delhi.

Although India has survived with its higher education system for decades, now as it strives to compete in a globalised economy in areas that require highly trained professionals, the quality of higher education becomes increasingly important. So far, India’s large educated population base and its reservoir of well-trained university graduates have permitted the country to move ahead. But the competition is fierce. China in particular is heavily investing in improving its best universities with the aim of making a small group of them world class in the coming decade, and making a larger number internationally competitive research universities. Other Asian countries are also upgrading higher education with the aim of building world class-universities. Taiwan, which is a major designer and producer of IT hardware, is considering merging several of its top technological universities to create an “Asian MIT.”

Thus, to compete successfully in the knowledge-based economy of the 21st century, India needs innovative and creative models in higher education system that produces bright graduates to support sophisticated research in a number of scientific and scholarly fields and produce at least some of the knowledge and technology needed for an expanding economy.

Recognizing the importance of the subject a NATIONAL SEMINAR on E-education & Distance Education – Innovative & Creative Models in Higher Education to showcase the spectrum of horizon in the field of e-education and distance education which exists in India was organized in Delhi.

Key themes discussed at this summit were:

  • E-education and distance learning practices and policies.
  • Ideas for sustainable use of Open Education Resources in E-Education & Distance Education.
  • The changing nature of e-learning and distance learning.
  • Approaches to promote online and distance education.
  • Impact of Technology on E-Education & Distance Education in India.
  • Governance, policies and programs in relation to E-Education & Distance Education in India.

Key decision makers across the entire higher education eco-system from enterprises, educational institutions, education regulatory bodies, vice-chancellor, regulators, government agencies, service providers, system integrators, education technology providers and vendors attended.

“Technological innovation in the Indian education system is the need of the hour to equip our graduates to compete in the ever evolving global knowledge economy,” said Mr. Pawan Aggarwal, Adviser (education), Planning Commission while addressing an ASSOCHAM conference on higher education in New Delhi on 8th Dec. 2011, as the Chief Guest of the conference.

“Though India ranks third in the higher education system in the world but innovative, creative models in distance education and collaboration with research partners from across the world are imperative to transform the domestic higher education scenario,” said Mr. Aggarwal while inaugurating a National Conference on ‘E-education & Distance Education’ organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

“The universities and colleges must provide courses based on needs of the industry and ensure better placements for students,” said Mr. Vinay Rai, Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Council on Education. “Universities in India must focus on providing online degree programmes as distance learning is gaining a firm base in universities across the globe.”

“India requires a proper business model based on modern technology and can collaborate with countries like Canada to enhance the higher education system,” said H.E. Steward Beck, Canadian High Commissioner to India.

Among others who spoke at the event were: Mr. Anand Nagarajan, CEO, Dexler Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Anil Goyal, Director, Mexus Education, Mr. G.C.Sharma, Head-Financial Education (Schools and Universities) National Stock Exchange, Mr. Anurag Agrawal,Vice President iProf and many other dignitaries of repute.

The Valedictory address was delivered by Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, Pro-Chancellor, Shobhit University, Meerut. Shobhit University was also represented by Prof. PP Singh Director General, Prof. Abhay Kumar Dean & Director and Mr. Devinder Narain, Head Corporate Relations at the conference.

During the Valedictory function Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra while highlighting the deliberations of the conference said, “We must find a path of collaborative progress instead of individual success stories in conferences like these.” He emphasized that the purpose of higher education is to empower the youth and that the fruits of technological innovations must percolate to the rural areas if the country is to progress. Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra emphasized that merely using new technology is not innovation. His views on the subject were widely acclaimed by those present in the conference.

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in Media Coverage

 

Keep pace with emerging sectors…

 
 

The only way to empower the humankind is to get them educated….

It was a unique two-day meet in the name of the greatness of Prophet Mohammed’s Companions at Delhi’s historic Ram Leela Ground. Held on April 10-11, 2010 under the auspices of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind, the oldest organization of Indian Muslims and second oldest organization of the country after the formation of Indian National Congress on December 28, 1885 at Mumbai, the 30th All India Ahle Hadees Conference interestingly passed the 30-point resolution on issues at community, national and international levels, and emphasized upon looking towards the great companions of Prophet Mohammed as a model to the humanity.

Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, who is also an educational patriarch and hailed from UP’s famous casbah Gangoh, said that the only way to empower the humankind was to get them educated with the concept of ‘totality’. According to him, this was the message that Prophet Mohammed and his companions practiced themselves and spread in the society. He said the first word of the Holy Quran that was revealed was “Iqra”, meaning read, obtain knowledge, and get you educated totally.

He also said that the Prophet’s companions stressed the importance of education. That’s why they as the leaders of the initial Islamic governments declared education compulsory upon both males and females. He said the education that was declared recently compulsory in our country had been declared compulsory by the world’s first coalition government at Madinah, headed by Prophet Mohammed himself and pursued by his companions later on.

He made it clear that this all showed how much stress Islam laid on education. He also averred that the Prophet’s companions came to Malabar (India) during the lifetime of Prophet Mohammed himself and made the spread of education the mission of their lives. He was of the view that’s why that part of India had emerged as the most literate and educated state of the country.

Prominent among those participating in this session included eminent ideologue and Pro Chancellor of Meerut-based Shobhit University Kunwar Shekhar Vijendra, former Member of Parliament and Editor of Hindi weekly and Internet TV “Chauthi Duniya” Santosh Bharti, former Member of Parliament and Chairman of Jain TV Group Dr J K Jain, renowned expert of world religions Dr M M Verma, Arya Samaj leader Swami Agniwesh, Hindu religious leader Swami Omkaranand Srivastava, Ayodhya saint Jugal Kishore Shastri, Hindu religious scholar Pandit N K Sharma, Jain expert Prof Anay Kant Jain, Member of Parliament Mohammed Adeeb, Member of Delhi Assembly Shoib Iqbal, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Secretary Maulana Mohammed Rafique Ahmed Qasmi, Tanzeem Aemma Masajid President Maulana Umair Ilyasi, All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Ataur Rahman Qasmi, Tanzeem Ulama-e-Haq leader Maulana Ejaz Urfi Nadvi, besides a number of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind dignitaries like Wakil Parwez, Maulana Abul Aas Waheedi, Dr Syed Abdul Haleem, Abdullah Hyderabadi, Abdul Qadir Anwer Bastawi, Dr Abdul Aziz Fauzan, Saad Ali Ash’ar, Abdur Rahman Khilji, Sher Khan Jameel, Dr Hamid Yaqub, Shafi Ahmed Madani, Dr Abdul Aziz Sulaiman, Ahmed Al Rumi, Abdul Mannan Salafi, Shamim Ahmed Salafi, Abdur Rahman Mubarakpuri, Shamim Ahmed Nadvi, Shaukat Ahmed Shah, Shakil Ahmed Madani, Mufti Rashid Azmi, Abdul Hakim Abdul Ma’bud Madani, Abdul Wahab Hejazi, Abdul Moid Madani, Khursheed Ahmed Madani, Shahabuddin Madani, and Dr Jawed Azam.

For more details please visit the following link…

30th All India Ahle Hadees Conference at Delhi’s Ram Leela Ground


 
 

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