Chandigarh Nov 30, 2017 (Pooja Goyal)

CORDIA Group of institutes, Lord Rana Education City, at Sanghol, Distt. FATEHGARH Saheb is holding a two days International. Conference where some of the National and International scholars/ administrators, historians are presenting their thoughts and ideas on the subject ” India in 2030 IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT : A Geo political perspective “.

Our late President Dr. Abdul Kalam has written about India 2020 many years ago. Unfortunately, we have not realised his dreams and have not met the millennium goals. The Conference looks at next 13 years, the challenges and opportunities India would face in the coming years in a fast changing world, the scholars will cast their eye into the future and share their insight what can be achieved by India and what policies and paths we should pursue to achieve the desired objective.

Some of the presenters to the conference are Justice Sikri of the Supreme Court Of India, Lord Meghnad Desai, Lord Rana, House of Lords, Westminster, London, Emeritus professor Tom Fraser–former Pro- Vice Chancellor, Ulster University, State Finance Minister, Punjab, Sd.Manpreet Singh Badal, Prof. Kapil Kapoor…former Ractor, JNU, Prof. G.B. Ghuman–Vice Chancellor, Pbi University, Patiala, Prof. Jaswal–Vice Chancellor…Rajiv Gandhi, National Law University, Patiala, Prof. Balwinder Shukla, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Noida, Dr. Pankaj Mittal-Additional Secretary, UGC, Sh. G.R.Raghavender…Joint Secretary, Deptt. Of Justice, Ministry of Law, and many others.

Conference starts at 10 AM on 2nd Dec., ends with valedictory session on 03rd Dec.5 pm.

About Cordia Group

The Cordia Group of Educational Institutes, situated in Lord Rana Edu-City, Sanghol, is a life-time vision of Rt. Lord Diljit Rana, Member House of Lords, a business tycoon and an NRI (Northern Ireland, United Kingdom), to transform the lives of rural youth through world class educational opportunities in an integrated campus with state of the art world class infrastructure, skill d in and personality development in an environment of excellent teaching and learning practices. Lord Rana’s childhood desire to do the best for the development and growth of Sanghol, his birth place, finally, along with the Members of the Sanghol Panchayat, and eminent educationists, culminated into the growth and development of the Cordia complex on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway.

The former President of India, a great visionary, scientist and teacher Late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who himself was committed to the rural development inaugurated this educational complex in 2005. Since then, committed to the education of rural youth, the Cordia Group of Educational Institutes has been a source of excellent education in Arts and Humanities, Computer Applications, Science (Medical and Non-Medical), Commerce and Business Management, Hotel and Tourism Management, Education and Skill Development programmes along with opportunities to provide international exposure to its students and faculty.
Committed to education of rural youth and rural transformation, the Cordia Group in its beautiful green and educationally conducive environs is steadily progressing towards the realization of the ideals and vision of Late Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and its Chairman Rt Lord Diljit Rana.


  1. Hon’ble Justice Arjan Sikri + 2 couples (4)
  2. Lord Meghnad Desai
  3. Professor Tom Fraser
  4. Prof. Paramjit Singh Jaswal
  5. Prof. Kapil Kapoor
  6. Mr. G. R. Raghvinder
  7. Mr. Shubhrata Bhattacharya
  8. Mr. Arun Bhatnagar
  9. Dr. Pankaj Mittal
  10. Dr. Balwinder Shukla
  11. K. K. Nayyar
  12. Mr. Arun Kumar
  13. Mr. Sameer Mathur
  14. Mr. Sanjiv.Panday…journalist
  15. Mr. Gagandeep Kaur – High Court Judge
  16. Major General T. P. S. Bakshi
  17. Ms.Shilpi Shabdita


DAY 1: 2nd December 2017

Plenary Session: Issues in Socio-economic Development Chair: Prof. Kapil Kapoor

Technical Session 1: Emerging Economy and Polity in India Chair: Prof. Suryavanshi

DAY 2: 3rd December, 2017

Plenary Session:    Motivation and Development        Chair: Major T. P. S. Bakshi

Technical Session 2:  IT, Education, and Society       Chair: Prof. Karamjit Singh

Technical Session 3: Education, Skills and Empowerment Chair: Prof. B. S. Saini

Technical Session 4: Demography, Development Alternative Chair: ?


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