Introduction and Background
India's education system, as one of the worlds largest, has been widely debated and discussed in various forums. India's demographic trend means it will soon overtake China as the world's largest population, and with an average GDP annual growth of 6.5 % over the last decade, its middle classes that demand higher education will swell to over 1000 million people in the next ten years. India's higher education system, originally designed to serve the elite, will now have to serve the people. Innovation and change are required and understanding that change will be essential.
Higher education in India is in dire need of various innovative methods to facilitate the growing requirements of the future of our country. Innovation along with a major change is quintessential to facilitate quality higher education. We understand that the task undertaken by teachers to nurture students, making them fit in this competitive world, is not plain sailing. This requires the rare combination of utmost sincerity, dedication, honesty along with making use of modern communication and information technologies.
Transformational Leadership Award (TLA) recognizes outstanding academic leadership and vision by academicians across India. Recipient will be an exemplar of effective leadership who has led students through strategic improvements, propelling them to achieve their goals. The intent of the Summit is to draw attention to proactive leader succession planning so as to help inculcate the practice of making the second –in-line efficient enough to take up the posts whenever the need arises. In this manner, there is an efficient knowledge transfer from the experienced to the next-in-line.
The themes of the Summit aptly titled as "Empowering Innovations In Transformational Leadership"- EDUCATORS FOR EDUCATION - is valued in education both as a motivator for responsible behavior and as a factor in preparing tomorrow's workforce to meet the economic imperatives for sustainable industries.
The endeavor of the Surana Educational Institutions, in its maiden annual summit, is to promote, recognize & honor those who have contributed significantly in the field of improving the quality in education with emphasis on world-class research and innovations in enhancing the development of quality education, with employability.
The jury of the 1st Annual International Transformational Leadership Summit & & Innovative Excellence Awards 2018 are widely respected in the different verticals – we have on board a panel of personalities across significant domains of the social set-up, who, brilliantly adept as they are, shall apply their expertise and adroit wisdom to arrive at the most reasoned and deserved of judgments.
The major thrust areas of the selection will be based on the following critical factors
- Ability to Overcome Challenges
- Impact Potential
- Sustainable and green economic development
- Education solutions
- Building career pathways
- Leadership and the power of strategic partnerships