An international school that charges an annual fee of Rs 36,000 in Hyderabad, a college that has actively enrolled tribal students in Madurai, and a school that pays parents to send their daughters to class in Bulandshahr.
All these are examples of models of innovation in education that will be showcased on Friday and Saturday at a conference organised jointly by the school and higher education departments of Maharashtra and the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Institute of Quality.
The conference theme is “Quality Education: Innovations For Inclusiveness”.
“What can we learn from these different scenarios and how can people adapt different models to different contexts – this is one of the focuses of the conference,” said Senthil Kumaran, principal counsellor for education quality at the institute, and one of the main organisers.
Speakers will include Sanjay Kumar (principal secretary of school education), Mahesh Pathak (principal secretary of higher and technical education), HA Ranganath (director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council) and Anand Kumar (founder of the ‘Super Thirty’).
Those interested can register on www.cii-iq.in.