The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), a think tank advises the Government of Delhi on key policy issues by setting up a team of 17 members committee on higher education for Delhi.
The panel is chaired by DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah, will recommend metrics, goals, policies, and actionable plans for the reconstruction of Delhi’s higher education system within a year. The other members of the committee are Pramod Bhasin, founder Genpact and co-founder Ashoka University; Abhishek Gupta, skill development expert; Pankaj Jalote, Founding Director, IIIT Delhi; Arindam Bhattacharya, senior partner and Director, BCG; Devesh Kapur, Director of Asia Programs and Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Gaurav Khanna, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC San Diego; Sandeep Kumar, Secretary (Higher Education), Delhi government; among others.
“Nalanda 2.0, a non-profit policy think tank with a mission to make India’s higher education system world class, is the knowledge partner of DDC on this initiative,” a government official said.
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister said this initiative furthers the government’s commitment to transform the education system in the national capital.
“We also wish to make Delhi a knowledge and innovation centre where some of the best talents in the world would want to live, study, and work as faculty members, students, and professionals,” Mr Sisodia said.
In the course of the most recent couple of years, Delhi came to be known everywhere throughout the world for the developments in its government schools – be it the educational curriculum, foundation redesign, teacher training activities or entrepreneurship curriculum.