New Delhi: Dr. Najma A. Heptullah, Union Minster for Minority Affairs, Government of India underlined the Government’s commitment to promote use and advancement of technology for the development of the country.
Inaugurating a two-day International Education Conference-2015 on the theme “Learning Technologies in Education” Dr. Najma A. Heptulla observed that the nation since independence continued to grapple with challenges in respect of access, equity and quality. The new learning technologies, she felt, could be harnessed to promote education for the development of the country.
Delivering the keynote address, Prof. Mohammad Miyan, Vice Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad highlighted the significance of technologies in education and said that the technological platforms available to us needed to be suitably exploited in schools, both government and private, and in institutions of higher learning to enable inclusion of those on the margins.
In his presidential address, Prof. Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Jamia Millia Islamia impressed upon the students and faculty to use technology in their pursuit of excellence. He observed that any technological environment for education was an empowering experience as it allowed all stakeholders to enrich their learning and delivery processes.
Earlier at the event, Prof. Ahrar Husain, Dean, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia welcomed the guests and delegates. Prof. Harjeet Kaur Bhatia presented the concept paper for the international education conference.