The President of India Sri Pranab Mukherjee will host a conference of Vice Chancellors of Central universities, for which he is a visitor at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 4 and 5, 2015. This is the third such conference shall be convened by the President Mukherjee. The first meeting was held on 5 February 2013 and the second on 6 and 7 February, 2014.
The President also convenes regular conferences of Directors of NITs, IITs, IISERs and IISC. The agenda of this year, the Vice-Chancellors conference includes action on previous recommendations; the steps to create an ECO-system for research and innovation with the participation of industry and research institutions; capacity building of teachers, alumni participation, the use of technology; greater interaction with the community; creating national and international networks, the adoption of the choice based credit system and so on
Union Minister of human resource development; government Ministers on human resource development; Chairman, University Grants Commission and Vice-chancellors 39 Central universities will participate in the conference.