CII’s Education initiatives are aimed both at School Education and Higher education. The CII Education Council has two Committees – School Education Committee and the Higher Education Committee. CII has been actively working in the areas of Policy Recommendations on Public-Private-Partnerships in School & Higher Education, Right to Education, Accreditation, Upgradation of School & Higher Education, etc.
Key Initiatives / Information
Presentations of Edu Summit 2012 “Taking Higher Education to the next orbit – Agenda for Reforms in the North” 13 October 2012 at Chandigarh.
United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) announce the Fulbright-Nehru-CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management Program for the academic year 2013-2014. Indian business managers, whose employers would be willing to bear 50% (US$ 18,850) of the total cost (US$ 37,700), may compete to attend this specially designed management program at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh from May 22 to July 30, 2013. Aimed to broaden overall perspectives and to strengthen strategic, functional and leadership skills in global business, this program combines classes with group work, industry visits and networking.
West Bengal, historically at the forefront of India’s industrial growth and social change, enjoys major benefits of outstanding natural and human resources. With a strong industrial base, it can transform into a manufacturing and employment-generating hub of eastern India and emerge as a central player in India’s vibrant growth story, given the right investment climate and proactive policies. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) was published in The Times of India, Kolkata on 4 April, 2012.
Raising excise duties to pre-stimulus levels would adversely impact demand, inflation and investor plans. The Budget should desist from increasing excise from present 10% to 12%, especially since GST would be ready by next year.
Opinion piece by the Director General, CII in Indian Express of 2 March, 2012. The Budget must tackle fiscal deficit on an urgent basis. CII's recommendations cover possible revenue and expenditure steps.
The fiscal deficit has limited the government's ability to rev up a slowing economy. Hence, the Budget should focus on encouraging private participation in key sectors, such as infrastructure, education and healthcare. This article by Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII) was published in The Hindu Business Line on 1 March, 2012.
In an article featured on the “Opinion” page in the Business Standard dated 13 November 2011, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, highlights the immense potential for intra-SAARC trade.
Economic cooperation is an acknowledged tool for regional prosperity. However, intra-regional trade in the region, notes the author, which has one-fifth of the world’s population, and is home to two-fifths of the world’s poor, has stagnated at around 5 per cent of total trade, compared to over 50 per cent in East Asia and around 20 per cent in Latin America, and even lower than Sub-Saharan Africa!
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) announce the Fulbright-Nehru-CII Fellowships for Leadership in Management Program for the academic year 2012-2013. Indian business managers, whose employers would be willing to bear 50% (US$ 18,400) of the total cost (US$ 36,800), may compete to attend this specially designed management program at the Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh from May 23 to July 31, 2012. Aimed to broaden overall perspectives and to strengthen strategic, functional and leadership skills in global business, this program combines classes with group work, industry visits, and networking.
Complete announcement matter and application materials are available at USIEF website www.usief.org.in.
November 15, 2011 is the application deadline.
Through the Hindu “Business Line” article the author, Mr Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General (CII), chronicles the development and evolution of the Indian industry in the post 1991 liberalisation era.
The author dwells upon how companies had to fight for their survival in the post reforms scenario after the Indian industry was thrown open to competition from abroad after many decades of protection. He further elucidates the theme of corporate social responsibility suggesting that it is only now that industry is in a position to give back to society. Mention is also made of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and its key role in supporting the reform process and improving competitiveness.
The author concludes by making a case for heightened private participation in government led interventions for wider, broad based reforms.
First communication from the CII President to all members after assuming the office of CII, President.
For 2010-2011, the Focus areas for CII Andhra Pradesh were – Brand Building of Andhra Pradesh, Tier-II & Tier-III cities, Non-Migratory Jobs, Agriculture, Economic excellence,Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Education. Here by attached is the Annual Review of Andhra Pradesh for the year 2010-11
The travails of the global economy appear to be still not behind us, despite gradual recovery during 2010 from the worst global
economic conditions since World War II. Continued fiscal and debt burdens vitiate the recovery process, imparting a degree of
fragility and uncertainty to global economic conditions. The world needs a new source of growth and stability, and India, a
rapidly growing economy with strong internal demand, offers a new opportunity.
India remained relatively untrammeled by the developments in the Eurozone and reverted to close to 9% GDP growth rates in
2010. Growth was broad-based across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing and services. Public commitment to
calibrated exit from expansionary fiscal policy and continued corporate and household confidence have helped sustain a
virtuous growth cycle. The resurgence of the rural economy and intensified infrastructure mission further strengthened the
foundations for medium-term growth propensities.
As part of the project, 6 months joint certification courses (which include 4 months class-room training + 2 months internship in relevant industry) have been developed in consultation with industry and are being delivered using advanced methodologies including case studies, interaction with domain experts, case simulation and real life hands-on experience. Post completion of the internship, the deserving students would be assisted for placement offers with suitable organizations. At present the following three certificate programs are being offered
Recommendations to MHRD have been made on the National Commission for Higher Education and Research Bill, 2010 and Innovation Universities in 2010. Consultations are on for the National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010, The Educational Tribunal Bill, 2010 (passed in LS) and The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010.
National Foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) has been established by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in partnership with CII, ICSI, ICAI, ICWAI and NSE to function as the National Apex platform for promotion of good Corporate Governance (CG) practices in India.
CII News Update
The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Mr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, today launched the India Backbone Implementation Network (IBIN). The purpose of IBIN is to improve implementation of policies, programs, and projects, which the 12th Five Year Plan has located as the critical necessity for a.....
Diabetes has become one of the leading public health issues in the country. Government of India has a strong commitment to tackle this challenge through National Program on Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) programme. A lot of emphasis has been .....
Continuous Change and Improvement is the key driver for overall growth of the Organisation said by Dr Krishan Kumar, Former Director, Maruti Centre of Excellence (MACE) in his special address at the 4th Lean Six Sigma Summit organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII ) NR in New Delhi, toda.....
At the Conference on “Is Secondary Education on Track”, Dr Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development called for quality in education and told industry that there were several opportunities for PPP which included bringing quality standards, ICT, teacher training basically intr.....
Consulting / Advisory Services
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in collaboration with Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur (BESU) has established a specialized, professionally managed Centre named “CII-BESU Industrial Research, Innovation and HRD Centre” to facilitate Industry and Academia partnerships for industrial and social benefits in West Bengal. The Centre was launched by Shri Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India, during the 4th CII University-Industry Council Symposium on 1st August 2009. The mission of the Industrial Research Centre is to provide a platform of interdisciplinary teaching and innovative research in the field of science and technology, which can lead to a better integrated R & D delivery system in India.
Quality Education is the foundation to achieve CII-Institute of Quality’s mission of “Leveraging the quality movement to transform India into a better place”. Also, with the increasing stress on knowledge economy, the role of education is becoming more and more important. Education does not just aff
CII Awards & Recognitions
The objective of the competition is to create awareness on water conservation and stimulate the young minds on the importance of water conservation to promote habits that students can adopt from an early age to ensure conservation.
The objective of the competition is to create awareness and instill environmental responsibility among school children of today and future leaders of tomorrow.
CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.
As globalization pervades all facets of our life, there is a vital need for the education sector to keep pace with the changes sweeping across the environment. In today's dynamic world and demanding pedagogies; to say that teaching is one of the most important jobs would not be wrong. Teachers not only spread knowledge but also contribute to the society at large as they are the reason behind most of the people, who lead their countries to new developments. With education, we can achieve all that we want and can make new things and resources and meet the growing needs but it is a teacher who is behind imparting the education to the people.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (SR) through its Education Sub-Committee, launched the first edition of Innovator 2009 on 12th February 2010 at Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai. The Sub Committee initiated this unique event this year under the Chairmanship of Dr R Mahadevan, Group Technology Director, India Pistons Ltd. Innovator is a competition aimed at identifying and showcasing the innovative ideas of college students from Technical, Business and Social streams in the Southern Region. It is a three stage project centric contest designed to test the technical/business and social concepts, presentation and creative skills of the participants.
The Workskills competition was initiated by CII on the lines of the Skills Olympics organised by the industry in Europe as a means of promoting vocational training in industrial skills. The first CII Workskills was held in 1989 at the Advanced Training Institute, Dasnagar, Howrah. 205 workers from the Indian Industry participated in this event. In view of the overwhelming response received in the first Workskills, CII has institutionalised this competition as a major event for the industrial work force, held every year at the Regional and National levels.
The competition is being held in nine trades viz. Electrician, Machinist (Miller), Welder, Fitter, Turner, Industrial Electronics, Tool & Die Maker, Instrument Mechanic and COPA (Computer Operator cum Processing Assistant) in two categories - upto 22 years of age and above 22 years of age. The objectives of the competition are - to encourage workers in the industry by providing recognition for individual merit and excellence in skills through organised competition in selected trades and to upgrade the standards and status of vocational trades and promote skills development programmes in the industry.
CII Puducherry instituted QC Circle Award for Operators for the first time in 2004 in Puducherry and organised the first Puducherry State Level QC Circle Competition for Operators among Member industries for their participation to promote and share the best practices that they are following in their companies.
The objective of the Competition is to provide a unique opportunity to motivate workers to form quality circles within the company and also provide them a forum to exchange their ideas and share their experiences.