India Faculty Summit 2013

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ACM India and Microsoft Research India hosted a ‘Faculty Summit’ in New Delhi at The India Habitat Centre on February 4th and 5th 2013. The broad theme of the summit was ‘Scaling up Research and Innovation in Indian institutions’. The agenda included talks, joint sessions to lay down the background, and break-out sessions relating to the theme.

The Faculty Summit got together attendees from the top academic research institutions in the country, along with representation from the government and the industry.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, the Hon’ble Minister of State, Human Resource Development addressed the summit on the first day.

ACM India and Microsoft Research India hope that this summit will pave the way towards identifying actions for the future that the computing community can take up together.

Program Committee

Agenda

Day 1 | February 4

Time Session Speaker
9:30–10:15
Registration
10:15–11:00
Inaugural session: Articulating the Summit objectives
P J Narayanan and P Anandan
11:00–11:45
Plenary Session
Tony Hey
11:45–12:00
Break
12:00–12:45
Plenary Keynote: Creating a Climate of Innovation
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
12:45–1:45
Lunch
1:45–2:30
Open discussion – Issues facing young researchers
Narendra Ahuja and Pankaj Jalote
2:30–3:00
PPP in Indian R&D
C.N. Krishnan
3:00–3:15
Break
3:15–3:30
Break-out session objectives
Breakout discussion tracks
PJ Narayanan and Srinivas Padmanabhuni
3:30–5:00
1. Enhancing Research Numbers, Ambience
2. Industry Participation & Partnership
PJ Narayanan and Srinivas Padmanabhuni

Day 2 | February 5

Time Session Speaker
9:30–10:15
Plenary Session
Shree Nayar
10:15–11:00
Plenary Session
Naveen Garg
11:00–11:15
Break
11:15–12:15
Panel Discussion – Driving Quality in Higher Ed
B. N. Jain, Rajeev Sangal, Sriram Rajamani, Narendra Ahuja (Moderator), and Pankaj Jalote
12:15–12:45
Online Education
Sriram Rajamani
12:45–1:45
Lunch
1:45–2:00
Break-out session objectives
Breakout discussion tracks
M Balakrishnan and P Anandan
2:00–3:30
1. Enhancing Research Numbers, Ambience
2. Industry Participation & Partnership
M Balakrishnan and P Anandan
3:30–3:45
Break
3:45–4:15
Summary of Actions and Closing
PJ Narayanan and Srinivas Padmanabhuni