Today education is at an inflection point. Like other industries, Education as a vertical need to embrace new methodologies across the spectrum - curriculum, infra, processes, and people.The conference will focus on the current state of ICT education in India; and how engineering schools are upping the ante to stay relevant to the market demands.
Dataquest recently announced the survey of the engineering colleges in education sector and listed the Top 100 engineering colleges in the country.
We estimate that the value of IT consumption by education sector primarily engineering colleges in India would be in range of $1B upwards and it is growing at a faster clip than before.
The top priorities for tech spending at engineering colleges and which are directly related to educational outcomes are:

Key decision-makers from more than 100 T-Schools round the country would get together to discuss strategic issues related to tech education in the country and the role of tech in enhancing the competitiveness of the sector at the Dataquest T-Schools Conference & Awards.
This group represents the powerful group of buyers of technology in higher education. They would buy technology products, solutions, and services ranging from IT infrastructure, cloud services, collaboration technologies, applications, analytics, AI, and AR/VR technologies amongst others. It is an opportunity not to be missed if you are targeting the ` 4000+ crore plus market opportunity in higher education.

Who Will attend

Dataquest Talent & leadership platform will host

  • 150+ delegates comprising of the dignitaries from government discussing the changing landscape in education policies
  • Corporate bigwigs: HR leaders of the IT/ITeS companies, CXO’s/CIO’s/IT Heads/Decision makers on board
  • Chancellors/VCs, Deans, Principals of Indian engineering colleges
  • IT buyers/IT decision makers of the engineering colleges
  • Strategists, consultants & experts from education fraternity


Time Sessions
08:30 - 09:30 AM Welcome & Registration
09:30 - 09:45 AM Welcome Address
  • Ibrahim Ahmed, Group Editor, CyberMedia
09:45 - 10:15 AM Inaugural Keynote by Chief Guest (Skilling for Digital India)
  • Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Ayog *
  • Amit Aggarwal, VP & CEO , IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, Nasscom *
10:15 - 10:30 AM Industry Keynote Upping the Ante - How & why Indian Education sector must adopt emerging technologies
  • Manish Bahl, Future of Work Thought Leader, Cognizant*
10:30 - 11:00 AM Academia Keynote Education Challenges - Expectations from the Industry
  • Prof V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi *
  • Pankaj Jalote, Director IIIT, Delhi *
  • Prof. Yogesh Singh, Vice chancellor, Delhi Technological University*
11:00 - 11:15 AM Networking Tea Break
11:15 - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion Topic: Collaborating for Infra - How to leverage ICT to transform infra in engineering Colleges
  • Dr. MPS Bhatia, Professor,Computer Engg, Netaji Subhas University of Technology
  • Anshuman Ray, Sr.Dir HR, Synopsys India *
  • Visweswara Rao, SVP & Cjief People Offcier, CSS Corp *
  • J.S Sodhi, Gr.CIO and VP- Amity Education Group *
  • Madhusudan Singh, Dean, Academics , Delhi Technological University *
  • Prof. Umesh Ashok Kadam, Dean, Jawaharlal Nehru University *
12:00 - 12:15 PM Industry Keynote Topic: Tech solutions for competitive edge
12:15 - 01:00 PM Panel Discussion Topic: The Tech Advantage - The Power of online, social & emerging tech for enhancing reach, quality, affordability, and speed
  • Dr. Gagan Deep Arora, Dean, ITS Engineering College
  • Srikantan Moorthy, Executive VP, Infosys*
  • Chaitanya Sreenivas, VP & HR head, IBM India*
  • Ajoy Mukherjee, HR Head TCS*
  • Harish Nayak, Director - Talent Acquisition, Teleperformance India*
01:00 - 02:00 AM Networking Lunch
02:00 - 02:45 PM Panel Discussion Topic: Collaborating for Curriculum - How academia, industry and employers together can transform education quality
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Arvinder Kaur, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • Anil Jalali, CHRO, Capgemini*
  • Satish Jeyaraman, VP- HR, Cognizant*
  • Dr. K. P. Choudhary, Director, Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology*
  • Saurabh Sharma - Talent Acquisition Leader, OLX Group*
02:45 - 03:15 PM Networking Tea Break
03:15 - 04:00 PM
  • Chief Guest: Dr. M.P. Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE*
04:00 - 05:15 PM Dataquest T-School Awards 2019
05:15 PM onwards Award Winners group photo & Celebration High Tea

Award Categories


Industry Engagement

Center of Excellence




Zone Wise

Top Ranking Colleges


Invited Speakers

Amit Aggarwal

IT-ITeS Sector Skills Council, Nasscom

Manish Bahl

Future of Work Thought Leader

Prof. V Ramgopal Rao

IIT Delhi

Prof. Pankaj Jalote

Director IIIT, Delhi

Prof. Yogesh Singh

Vice chancellor
Delhi Technological University

Dr. MPS Bhatia

Professor,Computer Engg
Netaji Subhas University of Technology

Anshuman Ray

Sr.Dir HR
Synopsys India

Visweswara Rao

SVP & Chief People Offcier
CSS Corp

J.S Sodhi

Amity Education Group

Prof. Umesh Ashok Kadam

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Gagan Deep Arora

| ITS Engineering College

Srikantan Moorthy

Executive VP

Chaitanya Sreenivas

VP & HR head, IBM India

Ajoy Mukherjee

HR Head

Harish Nayak

Director, Talent Acquisition
Teleperformance India

Dr. Arvinder Kaur

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

Anil Jalali

CHRO, Capgemini

Satish Jeyaraman


Dr. K. P. Choudhary

Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology

Saurabh Sharma

Talent Acquisition Leader
OLX Group