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India Faculty Summit 2013

ACM India and Microsoft Research India hosted a ‘Faculty Summit’ in New Delhi at The India Habitat Centre on February 4th and 5th 2013. The broad theme of the summit was ‘Scaling up Research and Innovation in Indian institutions. The agenda included talks, joint sessions to lay down the background, and break-out sessions relating to the theme.

The Faculty Summit got together attendees from the top academic research institutions in the country, along with representation from the government and the industry.

Dr Shashi Tharoor, the Hon'ble Minister of State, Human Resource Development addressed the summit on the first day.

ACM India and Microsoft Research India hope that this summit will pave the way towards identifying actions for the future that the computing community can take up together.

Program Agenda :

Day 1 - 04 February 
Time Session Speaker
9:30 - 10:15 Registration
10:15 - 11:00 Inaugural session: Articulating the Summit objectives P J Narayanan, P Anandan
11:00 - 11:45 Plenary Session Tony Hey
11:45-12:00 Break
12:00-12:45 Plenary Keynote : Creating a Climate of Innovation Dr Shashi Tharoor
12:45-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:30 Open discussion - Issues facing young researchers Narendra Ahuja, Pankaj Jalote
2:30 - 3:00 PPP in Indian R&D C N Krishnan
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15- 3:30 Break-out session objectives PJ Narayanan, Srinivas Padmanabhuni
3:30 - 5:00 Breakout discussion tracks
1. Enhancing Research Numbers, Ambience
2. Industry Participation & Partnership
Day 2 - 05 February
9:30-10:15 Plenary Session Shree Nayar
10:15 - 11:00 Plenary Session Naveen Garg
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Panel Discussion - Driving Quality in Higher Ed B N Jain, Rajeev Sangal, Sriram Rajamani, Narendra Ahuja (Moderator), Pankaj Jalote
12:15 - 12:45 Online Education Sriram Rajamani
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch
1:45 - 2:00 Break-out session objectives M Balakrishnan, P Anandan
2:00 - 3:30 Breakout discussion tracks
1. Spreading the research message widely
2. Societal applications: Education / Health
3:30 - 3:45 Break
3:45 - 4:15 Summary of Actions and Closing P J Narayanan, P Anandan

Date: 04 and 05 February 2013

Venue: India Habitat Centre (Jacaranda Room), New Delhi

Program Committee:

P J Narayanan , ACM India

M Balakrishnan, IIT Delhi

Pankaj Jalote, IIIT Delhi

Srinivas Padmanabhuni, Infosys Labs

P. Anandan, MSR India