CONFERENCE CUM
ANNUAL ALUMNI MEET 2017

(4th to 5th November 2017)

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Introduction

Education is a driver of inclusive growth and poverty reduction, and is vital to the achievement of broader development goals. If all children in low-income countries could read, it is estimated that poverty could drop by 12%. In low-income countries, every extra year of education adds about 10% to a person's income on average, and even more for women. Education is a human right recognised in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and by many conventions and international declarations ever since. Impacts of education on other sectors are clearly evident. From early childhood through to adulthood, equitable and quality education provides individuals, females and males, with the skills to boost progress in health, nutrition, employment, environment, peace building and governance. Having access to early and sustained quality learning opportunities can reduce deeply entrenched inequalities that begin before birth. Education encourages good health practices, leading to lower maternal and child mortality, and improved nutrition and overall health. Education contributes to lower birth rates. Educated parents are more likely to send their children to school and to help them with their studies. Education helps to break cycles of violence.

Education is key to nation-building, and it can facilitate positive and transformative change in conflict-affected societies. Education is a prerequisite for democratic development and active citizenship. Education is correlated with multiple forms of civic and social engagement, such as participation in labour unions, community activities or politics. Education also has the transformational power to turn the course of human development from poverty to raising living standards for all. To do that education must be relevant not only to today's challenges but it must also equip people to cope with the changing circumstances of development as we look beyond 2020.

There are 799 Universities currently in India of which 329 Universities are State Public Universities; 277 Universities are privately managed; 75 universities are Institutions of National Importance; 43 are Central Universities; 14 Universities are exclusively for women. In addition to 1 Central Open University, 13 State Open Universities, 1 State Private Open University, 118 Dual mode Universities, which offer education through distance mode also. Further, there are 39,071 colleges imparting quality education all over the country. In addition there are 12,276 standalone institutions too supporting education system in India. The number of schools supporting school education throughout the country is also quite a good number. There are 8,47,118 Primary Schools, 4,25,094 upper Primary schools, 1,35,335 Secondary Schools, 1,09,318 Sr.Secondary Schools as on 2014-15.

Despite of having a large number of educational institutions such as University, Colleges, Schools and Technical education system, the quality is far behind the expectation. India produces 3,60,000 engineers and 600,000 graduates in Arts/Science /Commerce per year. Only 25% Engineering Graduates and 10% other graduates are employable. Unemployment Problem increases alarmingly day by day in every state. (-Mckinsey Global Institute Survey)

In the context of Manipur, our own university is unable to be listed among the top 100 universities of the country. Besides, most of the our government School and Colleges performance are deteriorating day by day. The number of unemployed educated youth has been increasing at the employment exchange spreading throughout the state. Thus, there is urgent need for restructure and review the present education system in Manipur beginning from school Education to Higher Education and also Quality research work in the field of changing environment of new Education System.

Keeping this in view, the Manipur University Alumni Association (MUAA) is proposing to organise two days Conference on the theme "Emerging Issues of Quality Education in Manipur" on 4th and 5th November 2017 at the premises of Manipur University along with Alumni Meet 2017. Eminent Scholars, Academicians, Policy makers, Educationist, Social workers, Researchers and Students are invited to attend the conference and also contribute a paper in any of the theme listed below. It is also requested to submit full paper along with abstract on or before 30th September 2017 through email rajaheibam2@gmail.com / muaaac2017@gmail.com


Address for Communication Contact Us

Prof A Rajmani Singh
Conference Convenor & Secretary
Manipur University Alumini Association
Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal -795 003, Manipur (INDIA)

Mobile: +91 961 2154739
email: rajaheibam2@gmail.com