The five day congress dwelt on the theme Indian University Education System: A Critical Appraisal. Time has come to create a second wave of institution building and of excellence in the field of education, research and capacity building.
“We need an education system that is modern, liberal and can adapt to the needs of a changing society and evolving economy ,” he said. Banwarilal Purohit said that education considered to be an instrument for societal change and it should focus on developing cognitive capabilities, tolerance to withstand multicultural impulses and understanding of diversity. It should also prepare the younger generation to face the complex realities of globalization, he added.
Sunil Paliwal, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, K S Sharma, president, Indian Academy of Social Sciences and its general secretary NP Chaubey and A Manivannan, Registrar of Periyar University were among those, who participated in the event.