National Education, HR & Skill Development Expert Committee
Today, India’s 70 million student population is a force to reckon with. Among them are potential thought leaders – researchers and academicians – positioned at the helm of knowledge creation. Among them are entrepreneurs and executives of the future, industry-ready and highly sought after. At present, India is the largest contributor to the global workforce, its working age population surpassing 950 million. It is no surprise then that, India has emerged to be the world’s third largest economy – an achievement underpinned, no doubt, by its unique demographic advantage, but also a prospect that would not have translated into reality if not for the country’s pioneering reforms in higher education & Skills over the past 20 years. The National Education, HR & Skill Development Expert Committee was formed to bridge the gap between industry and academia through different initiatives undertaken by the Indian Chamber of Commerce namely HR Clinics, HR Conclaves, Higher Education Conclaves, Interactive Sessions with the Union HRD Minister etc.
The Expert Committee is chaired by Mr Kalyan Kar, Co Founder & MD, Infinity Knowledge Ventures Pvt Ltd. The Committee comprises of other experts and leaders of the sector like Prof. Ajoy Kumar Ray, Director, IIEST (Shibpur), Mr Gautam Ray, ED-HR, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, Mr Nihar Ghosh, ED-HR (Retail Sector), Spencer’s Retail Ltd, Mr K K Kejriwal, Managing Trustee, MCKV Institute of Engineering, Mr Alok Tibrewal, Pro Vice-Chairman, OmDayal Educational & Research Society, Mr Pradeep Agarwal, CEO, Heritage, Fr Jose Podimattam, Principal, Don Bosco Self Employment Research Institute, Mr Rahul Dasgupta, Director, Globsyn, Mr Rajib Chanda, Co-founder & Director, NSHM and Mr Tridibesh Bandyopadhyay, Director & CEO, Skill Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Given the importance of the Sector, the ICC Expert Committee intends to continue to act as a forum involving all stakeholders of the sector for addressing key issues and thereby facilitating growth and development.