Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU), New Delhi
As we approach the Twenty first Century, a number of major challenges face women and men around the world as they interact with one another as individuals, groups, and with nature. Globalisation of trade, of production, and of communications has created a highly interconnected world. Yet the tremendous gaps between the rich and the poor continue to widen both within, and between nations. Sustainable development remains an elusive long-term goal, too often sacrificed for short-term gains.
It is imperative that higher education offer solutions to existing problems and innovate to avoid problems in the future. Whether in the economic, political, or social realms, higher education is expected to contribute to raising the overall quality of life, worldwide. To fulfil its role effectively and maintain excellence, higher education must become far more internationalized; it must integrate an international and intercultural dimension into its teaching, research, and service functions.
The most significant feature of education for mother earth protection in the 21st century is not so much what the French call li explosion scolarie, but the knowledge explosion, which has expanded the catchment areas of learning so fast that it takes only a few years now for the state-of-the-art in any field to become obsolete. Different modes and types of communicating for advancement of knowledge are fast changing and becoming more than sophisticated. In this technological era knowledge can easily be dispensed technologically and electronically. Teachers and formal school structures are becoming less important, and the conventional age limits on the learning process are becoming blurred.
Viewing the urgent need for mutual and technical cooperation among the Universities in India, exchange of information, export and import of educational know-how and consultancy, control on duplication of efforts and wastage in higher education, vocation alisation of existing careers besides strengthening the financial health of the existing Universities for implementing educational programmes having social, cultural, technical, economic and positive contents for the optimum development of our country, the “Confederation of Indian Universities (CIU)” has been established with the cosponsorship of selected university level institutions in India.
International Academy of Science and Research (IASR), Kolkata
International Academy of Science and Research (IASR) has been established on the auspicious occasion of the National Science Day on 28th February 2015 based on its incorporation as a Charity under the Central Act II of 1882, Government of India in Kolkata with the main objective of locating avenues for alternative employment creation besides designing a neological as well as neocratic approach to research and entrepreneurship in the field of Science and research among the younger generation all over the world in general and India in particular with a view to bringing peace on earth in the third millennium by having country wise appropriate solutions for the burning problems like peacelessness, poverty, greed, unemployment, faulty educational, training and research methodologies, religious intolerance, etc., The International Academy of Science and Research (IASR) has decided to design a master plan paradigm (2016-2025) for a new world order.
The activities of IASR will include the strategies for creating more researchers besides transfer of appropriate technologies among the globe for ensuring a balanced and a sustainable growth in all countries of the world by using clean as well as cleaning-up technologies through new and emerging techniques for climate change management, environmental and disaster education, geriatric care, waste management, green business and technologies besides strengthening of diplomatic relations among nations for protecting our Mother Earth.
The idea is also to promote entrepreneurial educational leadership among the school and the college going boys and girls by “Catching Them Young” and for designing appropriate messages for the educators to see that they produce a greater number of job givers rather than job seekers. This will be possible as IASR has the qualified inventory of experts for establishing universities, colleges, institutions, schools and other training enterprises in different countries with the latest equipment and infrastructure for conducting formal, informal, non-formal, open, distance, online, internet and webbased employment-centric programmes in all countries of the world.
IASR encourages inclusive social development through the spread of universal quality education and supports the involvement of communities and citizens in the endeavour.
Asian Biological Research Foundation (ABRF), Prayagraj
The ABRF Prayagraj, India is a self-supporting, academic and research associated body. It is basically non-profit and Non-Government Organization: (1) to provide a common platform for scientists associated with biological sciences to interact with one another for mutual benefit and to enhance the innovative knowledge on the subjects (2) to encourage, facilitate and perform the activities related to conservation of water, nature and biodiversity (3) to promote the new scientific knowledge that has emerged from recent advances and to felicitate the persons and organizations internationally for their outstanding services rendered in basic, applied and modern biological sciences including all branches of Botany, Zoology, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Environmental Science, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Microbiology, and so on (Website: www.abrf.org.in).