Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the era of incremental change is over and urged higher educational institutions to focus on exponential development in order to develop future-ready workers. India has demonstrated its technical capability in many programmes such as UPI, Direct Benefit Transfer, and Aadhar, and that we must build on this strength and create a future-ready workforce to accept the changes resulting from Industrial Revolution 4.0.
- The growing number of unicorns in the nation as evidence of a healthy entrepreneurial environment, and he advocated for students to be prepared to be job providers rather than job seekers.
- The government’s digital education plans, emphasizing the need of harnessing technology to further decolonize education.
- A stronger alumni network and more participation in attempts to internationalize Indian education, such as the Study in India programme.
- The conference was started by India’s President, Ram Nath Kovind.