The 6th Vibrant Gujarat Investor’s 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.
Gujarat – the most progressive state, located in the western part of India, 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.
To improve existing tie ups and develop new collaborations; the State of Gujarat Government has organized ICAI 2013. The 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 Government of Gujarat is inviting Provost, Vice-Chancellors, Directors / Dean of Universities to participate in the event. The event has received confirmations from few eminent speakers like President, University of Houston, President, University of South Carolina, Mr. Phil Betty, Editor, Times Higher Education ranking etc. To know more: http://www.vibrantgujarat.com/irai-2013.htm
ICAI 2013 Objective
ICAI will act as a catalyst for universities in Gujarat to build international relationship with foreign institutions for promoting long term sustainable strategic partnership in the areas of:
- Education Process
- Research Activities
- Faculty & Student Exchange
- Knowledge transfer and capacity building of the universities