The Approach

As India embarks on a difficult journey towards greater reliance on domestic industry to produce state-of-art defence equipment and systems, a critical factor to first overcome is the quality of higher technical education being imparted by Indian institutions. The state of technical higher education is the subject of the conference in New Delhi: Upgrading Technical Education: The Essence of “Make in India.”.

This conference seeks to find a way out of this cul-de-sac by inviting teaching institutions and global defence giants reputed for work in cutting edge technology to speak and to explore collaborations with local counterparts towards developing a large pool of engineering talent that can in the future help bring to fruition the official Indian doctrine of “Make in India”.

Astute observers of the Indian educational infrastructure believe it is fine-tuned to only to cater to the engineering services segment, and out of its depth in developing engineers to match the challenges of innovation.


10:00 AM
Inauguration Ceremony: Lamp lighting
Welcome Address Global Dialogue Review
Keynote Address Hon’ble Minister
Concluding Remarks AvioHeliTronics InfoSystems
11:00 AM

State of Technical Education in India: Future Challenges

Chairman Former Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Force
Speaker Niti Aayog, Government of India
Speaker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
Speaker Ordnance Factory Board

Question and Answer Session

01:00 PM

Collaborating with Global Technology Institutions

Chairman Aerospace & Defence, TATA Group
Speaker Elbit Systems India
Speaker Boeing
Speaker Tel Aviv University, Israel

Question and Answer Session

Equipping Students in New Technologies for “Make in India”

Chairman Military Institute of Technology, Pune
Speaker Ambassador (Retd.)
Speaker Thales, New Delhi, India
Speaker Embassy of France, Country Director – French Institute India

Question and Answer Session

Defence Production, Government of India, New Delh

06:00 PM
Cocktails Followed by Dinner


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