The Principals’ Conclave, organized by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore in partnership with Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, was a resounding success on January 11, 2024. The event, which aimed to develop collaboration between IIT Indore and Indore-area schools, featured insightful speeches by distinguished speakers and marked a milestone in the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020) and PM Schools for Rising India (PMSHRI) initiatives.
The day began with an interesting discussion by Prof Devendra Deshmukh, Dean of Education Outreach at IIT Indore, who discussed the institute’s Outreach Programme for implementing NEP-2020 and PMSHRI schemes in schools. Prof Deshmukh highlighted IIT Indore’s vision to leverage academic expertise for capacity building, skill development, and teacher training, positioning itself as a nodal agency for the upgradation of school education in Madhya Pradesh.
Following that, Prof. Kirti Trivedi, a Visiting Distinguished Professor at IIT Indore and a pioneer in technology integration in classrooms, imparted his knowledge on ‘Implementing Affordable Smart Class Solutions in Schools.’ His discussion focused on using technology to create connected classrooms, with a special mention of the Community Computer K-Yan, a popular Smart Class solution in schools across India.
The event featured a vibrant Q&A session and contact with principals, allowing for a direct exchange of ideas and questions. The conclave, a genuine melting pot of educational minds, gave an engaging opportunity for school leaders to learn about the potential benefits of collaborating with IIT Indore.
The Principals’ Conclave’s success was evident not only in the quality of the discussions but also in the lively networking possibilities that occurred during the lunch break. Principals from Indore-area schools gathered to discuss potential future partnerships, cultivating a collaborative culture and shared goals. IIT Indore and Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology collaborated to organize this event, demonstrating their dedication to developing education in the region. As the echoes of the successful Principals’ Conclave linger, they pave the way for a transformative journey in educational outreach in which institutions collaborate for the holistic growth of school education. The resounding success of this conclave serves as a beacon, illuminating the path forward for a collaborative and tech-infused future in Indian school education.