International Conference for Academic Institutions 2013 Gujarat is home to several globally eminent academic institutes and Centres of Excellences in different fields viz. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar; National Institute of Design (NID), Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) and Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) etc. Currently, the State has around 51 universities and over 1,400 institutes of higher education affiliated to these universities catering to over 7 million students. However, only a handful of these academic institutes have active tie-ups/collaborations with international institutes. The State Government has decided to improve such collaborations, not only in terms of numbers but also in terms of their quality and effectiveness.
In this context, first edition International Conference for Academic Institutions (ICAI) was organized as an one day event during the Vibrant Gujarat 2011 Summit and nearly 33 delegates from 25 universities representing 9 countries attended ICAI 2011 and nearly 74 MoUs/Letter of Intentions (LoIs) for collaborations between Gujarat universities, foreign universities and Gujarat industries were signed/acknowledged reputes from various countries.
The 6th Vibrant Gujarat Summit is planned from 11th to 13th January 2013 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar; Gujarat. As a part of pre-summit activities, Government of Gujarat planning to organize an ICAI 2013, which will be a two day event on 9th and 10th January 2013 at Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar.
ICAI - Vibrant Gujarat 2013
Dr. Vedant Pandya
Director (Research and Innovation)
Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat
Phone: +91 9428222488
Mr. Palak Sheth
Officer on Special Duty
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Phone: +91 9825009012
Dr. Chandan Chatterjee
General Manager- Project and Technology
Phone: +91 9978407604
Mr. Sasi Kumar
Phone: +91 9099948105
Note: This Event was previously known as “International Roundtable for Academic Institutions” when conducted during Vibrant Gujarat 2011. Owing to the change in format and the nature of deliberations, it has been renamed to “International Conference for Academic Institutions” (ICAI 2013)