Amritsar to Host G20 Education Working Group Meeting

A multimedia exhibition will also be organised from 16-17 March, 2023 which will be open to local institutions, students, academicians and researchers

The Ministry of Education is hosting the 2nd Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting in Amritsar, Punjab from 15-17 March, 2023. 28 G20 member countries, guest countries and invited organisations – OECD, UNESCO and UNICEF, will be participating in the 3 day event consisting of seminar, exhibition and working group meetings.

The seminar on ‘Strengthening Research and Promoting Innovation through richer Collaboration’ will be organised at Khalsa College by IIT Ropar with collaborative inputs from prominent Higher Education Institutions such as IISc Bengaluru, IIM Amritsar and TISS Mumbai. The Seminar on 15 March will begin with a presentation from Prof Govindan Rangarajan, Director IISc Bengaluru on ‘Research Initiatives in G20 countries’ with inputs provided by G20 members and invitee countries in the seminar. The seminar will also include two Panel Discussions, one on ‘Research in Emerging and Disruptive Technologies, Industry – 4.0’ to be chaired by Prof Rajeev Ahuja, Director, IIT Ropar and second one on, ‘Research in Sustainable Development Goals’ to be chaired by Dr Shalini Bharat, Director TISS Mumbai. The panel discussion will see participation from France, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Oman, South Africa, UNICEF, China and UAE.

A multimedia exhibition will also be organised on the side-lines of the seminar which will provide a physical format to the participating countries along with industry, academia to present the best practices in research, innovation, collaboration and partnership. There will be over 90 stalls at the exhibition with key participation from UAE, China and Saudi Arabia, NSDC, NCERT, National Book Trust, Indian Knowledge Systems Division (IKS), and several start-up initiatives. The exhibition will also be open to local institutions, students, academicians and researchers from 16-17 March, 2023.

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