THE GLOBAL OPEN
UNIVERSITY NAGALAND (TGOUN) GETS BEST UNIVERSITY AWARD IN
THE FIELD OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL
New Delhi, 23 May
2018 : Dialogue India sponsored Education Conclave held at the
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi declared The
Global Open University Nagaland (TGOUN) as the Best University
of the Year Award in the area of curriculum development and
instructional material preparation. The glittering full day
programme was attended by a variety of intellectuals from all
over the country.
The Pro Chancellor
of The Global Open University Nagaland Dr. S. N. Pandey
Best University of the Year Award in the area of Curriculum
Development and Instructional Material Preparation
at IIT Delhi by Hon'ble Smt. Krishna Raj, Union Minister of
State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,
Government of India.
The Best University
of the Year Award in the area of curriculum development and
academic material preparation was presented by the Chief Guest
Smt. Krishna Raj, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and
Farmers Welfare, Government of India in the presence of Gen. G.D.
Bakshi, Defence Analyst, Dr. Vineet Narayan, President, Braj
Foundation, Prof. S.K. Atreya, Chief Design Engineer, IIT Delhi
and Shri Anuj Agarwal, Convener, Education Conclave 2018 and
Chief Editor, Dialogue India.
After receiving the Award, Dr. S. N. Pandey, Pro Chancellor of
The Global Open University Nagaland while discussing and
responding to the Award said that all efforts will be made soon
to make this university a world class university by launching
new projects and programmes specially in the area of mental
health, drug de-addiction, yoga, naturopathy, paramedical
sciences, counseling, psychotherapy etc.
An exhibition was also organized on this auspicious occasion to
promote technological innovation in higher education where many
educational institutions including universities and colleges
from across the country displayed their technological
innovation. These institutions have displayed their original and
new technical ideas as models. The institutions participating in
this exhibition included IIT Delhi, Riviera Mobile, Era Lucknow
Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow, SCMS School of
Engineering and Technology, Krishna Engineering College, RC
Patel Institute of Technology, KCG College of Technology,
Dronacharya College of Engineering, GLA University Mathura, Mehr
Chand Polytechnic, Eastindin.
from all these institutions displayed their technical efficiency
and innovation. Awards were given to the institutions performing
best in the exhibition. Two third prizes were given to KCG
College of Technology and SCMC School of Engineering, and a
second prize to the Era Lucknow Medical College. The exhibition
of their various projects was also organized by the students of
IIT Delhi in this program. About twenty students displayed their
During the inaugural, technical and valedictory sessions, the
scholars and academicians from all over India expressed their
views on various topics. In the inaugural session of the
program. Besdies MP Ramesh Vidhuri, was the Chief Guest. He
emphasized value-based education by telling the distance between
education and degree. He emphasized on self-disciplinary
approach. At the same time, he told the various steps taken by
the Modi Government in the field of education. In the first
session, Archana Dutta, former Director General, Doordarshan,
Dr. Kamal Tawari, Former Secretary, Government of India, Prof.
SK Atreya, IIT Delhi, Prof. V.K. Goswami, EX- VC Sunrise
University, Sangam University, VP Asian Academy of Film and
Television, Shri Pawan Sinha, Spiritual Guru, Need for
improvement in higher education in India i.e., The Need of Wake
up India for Reform and Transformation in Higher Education, Wake
Up India: Innovate, Manufacturing, Globalization, presented
their views on the subject and needed improvement in education
Emphasized Along with changes in the present form of education,
emphasis has been laid on improving primary education from
primary level. Prior to this, Dialogue India magazine's group
editor, Anuj Agarwal, told the need for this conclave that he
was very disturbed to see this form of education in the private
sector, and the scams in the name of education used to churn his
mind, he also felt the lack of communication. Communication
between government institutions and private institutions
disturbed him, and this is why he came with this form of
conclave. And this year he got the support of IIT and AICTE, and
this form of conclave emerged. There are three different
aspects, the first is the discussion on the burning issues in
the field of education, the second is the new projects by the
students and the third presentation on the technical and
innovation paper presentation.
The second session was on the role of private institution
promoter / owners in quality foreign education and innovation,
in which commander VK Jaitley, eminent journalist Mr. Ved Pratap
Vaidik, Maj Gen Dilawar Singh, Professor Navin Rampal, and Prof.
IIT Roorkee. Sonal Atrey and Mrs. Sheila Tawari were the
speakers. The role of private education providers in this
session was discussed in detail. And many important ideas came
to the solution of the challenges faced by them.
According to Shri
Vaidik ji, there is a time for change in education and the time
for revolution for education has come. It is time to start a
movement in the field of education.
In the third session, discussions regarding the need to change
Indian value system, its relevance and higher education, and
emphasis on the need to restore Indian values to education were
done. In this session, Commander VK Jaitley, Prof. S. K. Atrey,
Dr. Sudhir Singh, Dr. Valmiki Prasad, Dr. NK Jain, and Prof.
Seema Sharma discussed Indian values on higher education. And
there was a consensus on whether education can not improve in
India without the restoration of Indian values.
In the last session, Union Minister of State for Women & Child
Development, Smt. Krishna Raj was the Chief Guest. She also
emphasized the re-establishment of Indian values. Congratulating
Mr. Anuj Agrawal, the group editor of Dialogue India, she also
congratulated the magazine on the ranking of private
institutions. Mrs. Krishna Raj said that such programs should
continue even further.
All guests in the program were welcomed by the group editor of
the magazine, Anuj Agarwal and Managing Editor Dr Sarika Agarwal.
A part of the conclave was also a paper presentation on
technology and innovation. More than 30 papers were presented
from various institutes from all over the country on technical
and innovation. Several other institutions including Sandip
Foundation Sejaul and Birla Institute of Technology Meresa, YMCA
Technical University, Faridabad, Annamalai University, Chennai
and many other institutions participated in this paper
presentation and presented new and original ideas through their
The ambassador of various countries also joined the program. The
victorious contestants of exhibition received their winning
cheques by Palestinian and Slovenian ambassador Mr. Faik H.H.
Hamza and Boris Jolosvik.
In the program, the mesmerizing presentation of a dance drama
was given by Kathak dancer Anu Sinha’s group, and it was based
on the famous work of Jai Shankar Prasad Kamayani. There was
also a session that all the suggestions should be given to
Government. At the end of the session Managing editor Dr. Sarika
Agarwal and group editor of the magazine Anuj Agarwal expressed
gratitude to all the guests and expressed commitment on
continuing such dialogue.