Gurugram, July 19, 2023: Underlining its dedication to bridging the gender hole in greater training, IILM University, in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) & Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas efficiently hosted the first National Women Vice Chancellor’s Conference on Promoting Women Leadership in Higher Education.
With greater than 1000 universities in India, a major under-representation of feminine vice-chancellors, fewer than 100 in quantity, highlights a substantial gender imbalance in greater training management. In view of this, the convention aimed to ship a platform for women vice-chancellors, educators, directors, and members of educational our bodies to have interaction in discussions on the theoretical and sensible significance of studying, instructing, analysis, and administration.
The two-day convention commenced with an tackle by the particular visitor of honour, Dr.Kiran Bedi, former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry who impressed the viewers along with her empowering anecdotes and emphasised the invaluable function of women management in greater training.
“Let us try for a work-life steadiness in universities and promote alternate packages for women. It can also be crucial for each males and women to perceive the intricacies of married life and embrace the distinctiveness of each household. While administration books might improve one’s understanding of management, true management is nurtured by service. I’m additionally of the agency opinion that universities also needs to prioritize analysis, because it fosters transformation and character growth. As educators, keep in mind that you’re not merely academics, however transformers shaping the longer term,’’ mentioned Dr. Bedi.
The convention additionally comprised six thought-provoking classes to promote holistic empowerment and inclusion of women in various spheres together with academia and management. The classes chaired by eminent personalities including-:
- Gender Equity and Inclusivity in Higher Education
- Roles and Contribution of women in selling Higher Education
- Enabling women for Tech-enabled Higher Education together with AI
- Skilling women to create Atma Nirbhar Bharat
- Role of women in Creating a extra humane society
- International Perspective on women management
Underlining the prevailing gender hole in greater training, Dr. Sujata Shahi, Vice Chancellor, IILM University, Gurugram mentioned,” While greater training performs a vital function in shaping the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow, it has lengthy been suffering from gender disparities, proscribing alternatives for women and their untapped potential. Defying the percentages, women have proved vital resilience to overcome numerous boundaries and ascend to influential positions in academia. The first National Women Vice Chancellor’s Conference in this regard not solely acknowledges these disparities however chalks out a course in the direction of rectifying them. It is incumbent upon us to lead by instance, making pathways for women to rise to management positions and selling a tradition that celebrates their achievements.’’
This momentous convention serves as a testomony to IILM’s imaginative and prescient of making certain high quality training that transcends gender boundaries and embraces inclusivity. The National Education Policy 2020 is poised to reshape the way forward for India’s training panorama. At this transformative part, the improved illustration of women in management roles in greater training will deliver range to establishments, selling revolutionary approaches and enhancing pedagogy.
Some different distinguished dignitaries who graced the event with their esteemed presence included- Prof. (Dr.) Sujata Shahi, Vice-Chancellor of IILM University; Dr. S Y Quraishi, Chancellor of IILM University and Former President of AIU, Dr. Ranbir Singh, Pro-Chancellor of IILM University; Dr. (Mrs.) Pankaj Mittal, Secretary-General of AIU; Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Hon’ble Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India; Prof. G D Sharma, President of AIU and VC of USTM, Meghalaya; Shri Atul Kothari, Secretary of Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, amongst others.