Sri. C.N. Ashwath Narayan

Keynote Address

Shri. C.N. Ashwath Narayan

Higher Education Minister, Government of Karnataka


The last 18 months have changed the space of education with the distinctive rise of e-learning. While the transition to online has enabled some students to continue learning, the lack of internet access and technology has hampered the participation of others. According to the data shared by the Karnataka Government, of the 93 lakh students who have been accounted for 31.3 lakh students in the state don’t have access to digital devices. Furthermore, 37.8 lakh students lack access to the Internet. As Covid-19 continues to impact students across the country, it is imperative that they are enabled with the right technology and tools to benefit from online education. With Indian Express and Adobe’s States in Education webinar series, we aim to understand the need to bridge the digital divide and make e-learning a part of the new normal. 

Key Topics

Need of the Hour

Digital literacy for all

Paradigm Shift

Shifting operations from offline to online

Infrastructure Play

The need to upscale the current tech specification

Increased Placement Opportunities

Proficiency in online tools will better students placement opportunities

Who Should Attend

  • Directors of Educational Institutions (public & private)
  • Chancellors / Vice Chancellors from Educational Institutions (public & private)
  • Deans / Associate Deans from Educational Institutions (public & private)
  • Registrars / Academicians from Educational Institutions (public & private)
  • Reprsentatives from State Universities Public, Deemed Universities, State Private Universities

Meet Our Panelists

Anil Joseph Pinto

Registrar, Christ University

Gopalkrishna Joshi

Executive Director, KSHEC

Pradeep P

Commissioner, Department of Collegiate Education, Govt of Karnataka

Supreeth Nagaraju

Head Education , Digital Media, India and South Asia, Adobe

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