9 Dec 2014

The National Conference on Emerging Best Practices in CBSE Schools EBPCS 2014

organized by CBSE and Centum Learning witnessed participation from schools located in 14 states across the country. It brought together diverse stakeholders like public and private schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, SCERT and leading private schools and thus provided an ideal opportunity to exchange best practices across different segments within schools.

The inaugural session addressed by Sanjeev Duggal, CEO & Director, Centum Learning Limited and Co-Chairman, FICCI Skill Development Forum; Dilip Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skills Development Cooperation (NSDC); Prof. Santosh Mehrotra, Director General, Institute of Applied Manpower & Research, Planning Commission, Govt. of India and Gyanendra Kumar, Joint Secretary, (A,R,T&I) CBSE set the stage for important deliberations on vocational education, skill development and employability of students. The panel urged the leaders of the schools to reach out to industry and Sector Skills Councils, assess employment potential, and explore internship opportunities to be able to fully harness the opportunities, Vocational Training has to offer.

The three day conference saw exchange of best practices being followed and highlighted the changes the schools must incorporate, if India has got to become an economic superpower or a manufacturing hub as articulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through the “Make in India” campaign. The panels also discussed the changing role of a teacher, importance of learning beyond classrooms, futuristic teaching practices, and importance of quality education in schools.

As a takeaway, the leaders were asked to reflect on the fact, whether they treated students as their principal stakeholder and practiced the “student first” philosophy in their respective schools.

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