2016 Higher education forum

Higher Education Forum - The 2016 Higher education forum earlier known as the University Forum, an annual event jointly organized by INFLIBNET & Elsevier is a platform for Key stakeholders from the higher education community to gather and discuss all important aspects of Higher education & research in India.

Agenda

TimeDescriptionSpeaker
9.00 – 9.30 am Meet & Greet  
9.30 – 9.40 am Welcome  Address Mr. Lim Kok Keng, Managing Director- Asia Pacific, Elsevier Research Solutions
9.40 – 9.55 am Opening  Address Dr. Jagdish Arora,  Director, INFLIBNET
9.55 – 10.15 am Leading the way in Institutional Rankings Dr. Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi,  Chairman, Elsevier
10.15 – 10.40 am Institution Ranking – Branding Higher Education Sector of India Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri, Director, IIM, Tiruchirappalli
10.40 – 11.00 am How Institutional rankings can help shape the future of Indian Institutions
Ms. Charon Duermeijer, Senior Director Academic Customer Engagement
11.00 – 11.30 am Panel Discussion – Importance of Ranking Moderated by Charon Duermeijer
11.30 – 11.45 am
Coffee Break
 
11.45 – 12.05 am Embedded Librarianship and its impact on Institution Ranking Dr.  Chuin Peng Sim,  Senior Associate University Librarian, NUS Library, Singapore
12.05 – 12.25 pm
Strategies to Improve Institution Ranking University Leadership perspective
Prof. W.N. Gade, Vice Chancellor, University of Pune
12.25 – 1.15 pm Lunch  
1.15 – 1.40 pm Landscape of India’s research using SciVal Ms.Kylie Chiew Regional Solution Sales Director- APAC, Research management
1.40 – 1.55 pm Strategic Planning for Institution Ranking  - Experience of Indian University Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar, Associate Dean, In-charge of Institutional Ranking,  IIT Ropar
1.55 – 2.10 pm Role of academic Libraries in Institutional Ranking Dr. R.C Gaur, University Librarian, JNU

2.10 – 2.40 pm
Panel Discussion - NIRF Institutional Ranking Experience Moderated by Kylie Chiew
2.40 – 3.00 pm Elsevier & ESS Landscape Mr. Vinod Kaw, Regional Sales Manager South Asia
3.00 – 3.15 pm Ranking and Metrics from Scopus Prof. Valli Kumari, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Andhra University
3.15 – 3.30 pm Ranking and Importance of Citations Prof. S. Raisuddin, Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Jamia Hamdard Pharmacy College
3.30 – 3.45 pm Souvenir Presentation
Mr. Lim Kok Keng, Managing Director- Asia Pacific, Elsevier Research Solutions
3.45 – 3.55 pm Thank You Note Mr. Sumeet Rohatgi, Marketing Director APAC
3.55 pm High Tea & Networking  



Speaker Profile: INFLIBNET- ELSEVIER HIGHER EDUCATION FORUM


Held at:  Radisson Blu Hotel, Dwarka City Centre, New Delhi- 14th September 2016


Higher Education Forum - The 2016 Higher education forum earlier known as the University Forum, an annual event jointly organized by INFLIBNET & Elsevier is a platform for Key stakeholders from the higher education community to gather and discuss all important aspects of Higher education & research in India.

The 2016 Higher education forum earlier known as the University Forum - an annual event jointly organized by INFLIBNET & Elsevier is a platform for Key stakeholders from the higher education community to gather and discuss all important aspects of Higher education & research in India. This year, the formation of e-shodh Sindhu consortium has broadened the spectrum of this forum inviting the top universities, engineering and management institutes. The agenda of the 2016 Higher education forum was built around the objective of “Leading the way in institutional ranking”.

To that objective, all the sessions in the Forum were woven around – The Impact of institutional ranking in Indian higher education scenario. To help the various higher education centers in quantitating their output as well as the pivotal agencies in benchmarking the institutes, we at Elsevier strongly believe, based on our experience & evidence– access to right tools provides for better analysis and visualization of the research leading to a focused push towards the path to pinnacle impacting the quality of research output and the relative outcomes.

The forum commenced with the guest address from Dr. Jagdish Arora, Director INFLIBNET.

Dr. Arora highlighted the significance of this platform for getting together such a distinguished audience to discuss the important concerns of the day and the role of ESS in NIRF ranking analysis. He emphasized on the role of librarians in projecting their respective universities/institutes towards the road to excellence.

Mr. Lim Kok Keng, (Managing Director- Asia Pacific Elsevier) shared his views on how Elsevier is working with the universities globally, & supporting research, education & internationalization through our various tools & services.

Dr. Youngsuk “YS” Chi (Chairman Elsevier) shared an exciting view on institutional benchmarking simplified through example of our lady Produnova, Dipa Karmakar. The message we received through this example is that it is not only the top ranking colleges which are benefitted by these listings but it helps in setting goals for the others and creating the roadmap for the future.

Dr. Chi mentioned that by 2025 India would be having the largest population of university going students, it would be best to start working towards providing a great base from them and Elsevier is committed to provide the best technological support for the same.

Dr. Prafulla Agnihotri, (Director, IIM, Tiruchirappalli) shared his thoughts with the audience by highlighting the significance of branding and how we can utilize the nuances to channelize our higher education rankings towards providing Indian alternatives to international education centers.

Dr Charon Duermeijer, (Senior Director Academic Customer Engagement- Elsevier) shared her views on the significance of rankings in the global scenario and how different countries are promoting internationalization of research through their various policies to foster growth in the ranking lists.

Dr. Chuin Peng Sim, (Senior Associate University Librarian, NUS Library, Singapore) presented the concept of embedded librarianship which NUS is successfully using towards providing better resources top its researchers. This approach was clearly reflected in the example of Ridge view residential college.

Prof. W.N. Gade, (Vice Chancellor, University of Pune) shared a thought provoking presentation on “strategies to improve institutional ranking. He raised some important concerns on the standardization of rankings and how the higher education centers should strive towards providing better human resource for tomorrow and thus bring about a social transformation in the country.

Ms. Kylie Chiew, (Regional Solution Sales Director- APAC, Research management) shared her insights on Indian research scenario using the Scival tool. I am sure it must have raised your curiosity and interest on India’s position amongst the BRICS country.

Dr. T. J. Dhilip Kumar, (Associate Dean, In-charge of Institutional Ranking, IIT Ropar) shared detailed information on NIRF and how IIT-Ropar, a relatively newer entrant to IIT group walked that path and their learnings.

Dr. R.C Gaur, (University Librarian, JNU) shared his thoughts on Role of academic libraries in institutional ranking. He brought a fresh perspective to the changing needs and roles of librarians with the advent of e-resources. He aptly showed that publishing output is directly linked to the usage pattern of an institute.

Mr. Vinod Kaw, (Regional Sales Manager South Asia-Elsevier) shared with the audience how Elsevier has played a key role in the ESS landscape and provided the necessary tools in its drive towards excellence.

Prof. Valli Kumari, (Professor, Department of Computer Science, Andhra University) presented on the impact of rankings and metrics on higher education centers and demonstrating how Scopus has helped members from her University assess their situation, plan, track their progress and measure their performance.

Prof. S. Raisuddin, (Director of Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Jamia Hamdard Pharmacy College) shared his views on strategic planning and experience of his university for institution rankings. He brought forward a beautiful thought that “research is universal and is for serving the community”, and thus the need for responsible benchmarking.

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