KIST students participate in UNESCO Conference


Bhubaneswar: 15 students of Konark Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), an institute of Hi-Tech Group of Institutions, Bhubaneswar have participated in the UNESCO Transformation Education Conference for Humanity (TECH) 2017.

The conference was held from 16th – 18th December in Vishakhapatnam organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education & Peace (MGIEP), Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and Government of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with various public and private sectors agencies.

Hi Tech Group of Educational Institute is the only higher studies institution of the world invited by UNESCO to attend this prestigious conference.

A total of around 1,400 delegates from 75 countries attended. N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General and former French Culture Minister and Satya Pal Singh, Union Minister of Human Resource Development inaugurated the conference in presence of hundreds of renowned iconic personalities in various fields of the World.

The conference brought together for the first time in the region over 1,400 experts from across the globe.

“In India, there are about 90 million children in the age group of 0-8 years, who do not have access to good education. This gap can be reduced by using technology and pedagogical tools by learning from such knowledge exchange platform creating by UNESCO”, Karishma Das, a student of KIST said.

About education, Tirupati Panigrahi, Founder of Hi Tech Group said he is working on setting up at least 100 e-classrooms in colleges and schools including in backward tribal areas of Gajapati district of Odisha.

“We will acquire content from all over the world by leveraging technology such as Big Data, Cloud and IoT, etc. and such platform will transform six areas namely human development, inclusive growth, globally competitive economy, knowledge-based economy, sustainability, and governance.”, he added.