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BrainGain Magazine – Knowledge Symposium

The BrainGain Magazine — Knowledge Symposium is an initiative of BrainGain Global which brings together global thought leaders to discuss how we build a 21st-century knowledge economy. This information session will be your chance to listen to, and interact with, experts on subjects which are critical for students who want to explore international education. Our speakers will include faculty and officials from top universities and educational institutes in the US, UK and Australia.

The knowledge symposium will include the following events:

  • 8am onwards: Breakfast Round Table Conference — for school principals (invite only)
  • 11am onwards: Counsellors Connect — for school and private counsellors
  • 2pm onwards: Study Abroad Information Session — open for ALL!

Venue : The Imperial Hotel, Janpath, New Delhi

Date and Time : Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2019

FOR PRINCIPALS

Breakfast Round Table Conference

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*Invite Only

FOR COUNSELLORS

Counsellors Connect

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OPEN FOR ALL!

Study Abroad Information Session

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FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Online Writing Competition

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Breakfast Round Table

The session will include the deliberation of ideas between officials from international universities and principals of leading Indian schools. The topic for discussion is “The future of education and how we prepare our students”. It will be an interactive discussion providing both sides with a platform to exchange thoughts on opportunities and challenges in the education ecosystem in India in a period of transition, affected by globalization, changing relationships between the university and the state, and new technologies, among others.

“Check out the video of the Principals Breakfast Round Table Conference here

*Invite Only

Counsellors Connect

The ‘Counsellors Connect’ will take place from 11am – 1pm between officials⁄academicians from premier international universities and counsellors of leading Indian schools. The Counsellor Connect session will provide high school counsellors and private practicing counsellors with a unique opportunity to be part of interactive and informative panel discussions and workshops which will benefit them in their process of student advisement. The counsellors will also get a chance to network and connect with top international university representatives and academia, followed by lunch. Participants from The Wharton School, Cambridge University, and Columbia University, University of Chicago, would be part of these sessions among others.

Agenda - BrainGain Magazine Knowledge Symposium Saturday, February 2, 2019

Timing Topic
8:00 am – 10:15 am Principal’s Breakfast Roundtable Session – By Invitation Only
10:30 am – 10:50 am Registration and Morning Tea for Counsellors Connect at Emily, Eden & Hodges
10:50am – 11:00am Welcome Note by Harjiv Singh, CEO & Founder, BrainGain Global
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Grades or Goals – Which has priority?
  • Moderator: Priyamvada Taneja, Regional Manager, Fieldwork Education
  • Ramesh Jagannathan, Managing Director of StartAD, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • PK Agarwal, Regional Dean and CEO, Northeastern University
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Here’s What You Need to Know About Admissions to Top Schools
  • Moderator: Aziz Lalljee, Co-Founder, BrainGain Global
  • Shailaja Fennell, Director of Research, Cambridge Central Asia Forum; Lecturer in Development Studies; Fellow of Jesus College at University of Cambridge
  • Jerry Hultin, Chairman, The Global Futures Group, LLC, President Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Chairman, Smart City Expo World Congress Advisory Board; former Under Secretary of the Navy (United States)
  • Meenakshi Sharma, Regional Program Manager – South Asia, Institute of International Education
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Why a Summer Program is a Great Value Addition for High School Students
  • Andrew White – Vice President, Business Development, BrainGain Global
  • Pavan Bhasin, Director, BrainGain Global
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Why a Summer Program is a Great Value Addition for High School Students
  • Moderator: Andrew White – Vice President, Business Development, BrainGain Global
  • Farouk Mobara, Education Manager, Wuxi Foreign Languages School, China
  • Rajeswari Ramanan- Assistant Dean of Career, Georgetown University
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch For Counsellors at the Main Garden

Study Abroad Information Session

In the student information session, we will be conducting interactive discussions and workshops for parents and students, where they can connect with various officials and representatives of leading foreign universities. The session is open to all students, parents, professionals, looking for information to study abroad or higher education. The entry for this event is FREE! It will be an informative and engaging way to demystify the various issues pertaining to study abroad.

Agenda - Study Abroad Information Session

Timing Topic
2:00 pm – 2:10 pm Welcome Note
2:10pm – 2:50 pm
Here are Five Things you Need to Know About Financial Aid
  • Moderator: Andrew White – Vice President, Business Development, BrainGain Global
  • Shailaja Fennell, Director of Research, Cambridge Central Asia Forum; Lecturer in Development Studies; Fellow of Jesus College at University of Cambridge
  • Aziz Lalljee, COO, BrainGain Global
2:50 pm – 3:30 pm
Nine Things you Need to do in College Other Than Studying
  • Moderator:Jerry Hultin, Chairman, The Global Futures Group, LLC, President Emeritus, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Chairman, Smart City Expo World Congress Advisory Board; former Under Secretary of the Navy (United States)
  • Rajeswari Ramanan- Assistant Dean of Career, Georgetown University
  • Ramesh Jagannathan, Managing Director of StartAD, NYU Abu Dhabi
  • PK Agarwal, Regional Dean and CEO, Northeastern University
3:30 pm – 4:10 pm
Applying to College – Who’s confused?
  • Moderator: Meenakshi Sharma, Regional Program Manager – South Asia, Institute of International Education
  • Caran Arora, Manager, Undergraduate Services, The Red Pen
  • Lisa Jain, India Manager, The College Board
  • Priyamvada Taneja – Regional Manager, Fieldwork Education
4:50 pm – 5:15pm
Essay Competition Winner Announcements
Lucky Draw
Closing Note

BrainGain Magazine – Essay Writing competition

Hone your essay writing skills and get ready to pit yourself against the best brains in high schools around the world! The three best entries will win exciting prizes. Top 5 entries get a chance to be featured on BrainGain Magazine.

Prizes —

  • 1st — Amazon Gift Card worth $100
  • 2nd — Amazon Gift Card worth $75
  • 3rd — Amazon Gift Card worth $50

Topics —

  1. When you look back on high school someday, what will you remember fondly? What will you wish to forget?
  2. If you were a college admissions officer, what qualities would you look for in prospective students?
  3. Should students evaluate their teachers? If yes, how?
  4. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school” – Discuss.

Click here to visit the essay competition website and submit your entry”

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