Education Solutions Technology Framework Conclave organized here by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry demanded that digital India should have sufficient policy initiatives so that investments are encouraged in finding solutions through software development by various governments in partnership with industry.
The conclave was unanimous in its opinion that investments in making available the hardware such as laptops and PCs for students at secondary level by governments such as UP and Tamilnadu was a good initiative but in its second phase the policymakers at various level should also ensure softwares with solutions for various problems.
This would integrate technology with education for equipping students with sufficient skills and make them employable as technology would remain a tool and it should be used and applied for seeking solutions for which public investments are essential, held the conclave.
Inaugurating the Technology Framework conclave, the Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Mr. Maneesh Garg said that digital India which would ensure availability of internet to Indian masses in their interior landscape is a programme that would achieve the intended objective by 2019.
According to him, one of the objectives of the digital India programme is to impart skills to students for making them employable as the futuristic goal of the modern education at secondary level is one such in the absence of which 80% of the traditional jobs would disappear in times to come.
Vice President, PHD Chamber, Mr. Anil Khaitan in his welcome remarks emphasized the need of technology application by one and all through a tool method so that initial education is amalgamated with emerging technologies for attaining the desired objectives.
Among others who participated in the conclave consisted Vice President, Sales & Marketing Group and Managing Director, Intel South Asia, Ms. Debjani Ghosh; Chairman, Education Committee, PHD Chamber, Mr. Amit Gupta; Sr. Secretary, PHD Chamber, Dr. Jatinder Singh.