India based innovative edtech platform RISE is hosting a high-level round table conference at Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10th and 11th March 2023, in collaboration with KADIN, the Yogyakarta chapter of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The aim of the conference is to build synergies between both the countries’ higher education ecosystem and focus on the execution of opportunities with the National Education Policy in India & Indonesia, along with building a sustainable roadmap for the future of education between both the countries. The conference is being organised following RISE’s participation at the B20 – summit 2022 which was hosted in Bali, Indonesia. Currently being hosted by the Indian Government, the G20 summit 2023 edition will have a major focus on skill development and education.
The conference is conceptualised with the objectives of skill development for the youth of both the countries through a series of successful Industry academia partnerships. It also aims to increase the research output and competence to build research output along with Internationalisation of Indian and Indonesian universities. The conference will be attended by key stakeholders of the higher education segments of both the countries as Vice Chancellors / Rectors of 15 top universities from both the public and the private sector from each of the countries. Additionally, CEO’s of five companies across sectors like technology, healthcare, finance, start ups & manufacturing will be key attendees of the conference from India and Indonesia. 40 Rectors or professors of other universities in Yogyakarta will also be attending the round table discussions as audience.
Mr. Gaurv Bhatia, CEO at RISE
Commenting on the upcoming conference, Mr. Gaurv Bhatia, CEO at RISE, stated, “Both countries have implemented the New Education Policy in 2020 & 2021 respectively to deal with the common challenges in education. These may further be discussed in the B20 and the G20 deliberations, for which the presidency lies with India this year & was with Indonesia last year. Both countries are the world’s fastest growing economies with a young population, and with this in view, skill development is of utmost importance. Given that both countries have been natural partners for centuries, education is a good way of cementing the relationship further. RISE is working towards making education accessible for all, irrespective of geography and this event will help us to support both the governments’ mandates of changing the education policies.”
The 2 day conference will be conducting 3 parallel panel discussions on the topics of Industry Academia collaborations, research output and competence to build research output, and internationalisation of Indian and Indonesian universities. The conference will be followed by white papers that will be derived from the three topics of focus and will be taken up by universities across.
The conference comes in the backdrop of RISE going on a growth spree with both national and international expansion. RISE recently expanded its operations Bangalore, and aims to launch its operations in Mumbai as well. Internationally, the platform has expanded its operations in Indonesia and signed MoUs with 6 of the biggest Indonesian Universities namely Universitas MahaSaraswati Denpasar, ITBM, ITB University, University of Amikom, Yogyakarta, and Dhyana Pura University, through its participation in the G20 summit at Bali.
Founded in April 2021, RISE has been set up with a mission to encourage and empower students across cities, strata, and societies to be socially and culturally aware leaders of the world. The startup offers PG Programs in Business Analytics, Data Science, and AIML in collaboration with KPMG in India; PG Programs in FinTech and Finance & Accounting with Grant Thornton; PG Program in Marketing Research with Aeon Research, endorsed by MRSI; and PG Program in Cybersecurity with Thrive DX SaaS. RISE also offers a course in Public Policy with Analytics, and a Global MBA program in collaboration with SRH Mobile University(Germany). Besides, and more significantly, RISE also provides scholarships for women in tech and discounted courses for the underprivileged. Each course is affordable and, crucially, is curated and taught by industry experts, thus increasing the chances of employability. RISE is also globally expanding and has set its footprints in the Indonesian market and has collaborated with Indonesian universities aiming to connect higher education by providing industry driven, skill based courses to cover the existing skill gaps.
Based out of Pune, with offices in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, RISE is targeting a fourfold growth both in the number of courses and students in the coming financial year.