ISBF and The London School of Economics to host a Symposium for pedagogical exchange among city educators


Panel discussion on Deeper Industry-Academia Integration – a Pre-requisite for Quality Human Capital Dr. James Abdey from The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) to deliver Keynote Address New Delhi, April 12, 2019: The fourth ISBF & LSE Annual Teachers’ Symposiums, a collaborative effort between The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and their Featured Teaching Institution (FTI), New Delhi-based Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), is to be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the subject “Empowering Post-Millenials by Future Proofing Learning & Counselling”. This will be first of four deliberations, to be held between April 15 and April 18, 2019, and will be followed by symposiums in Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad.

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The symposium in Delhi will also feature a panel discussion on the theme “Deeper Industry-Academia Integration – a Pre-requisite for Quality Human Capital”. The panelists include Dr. James Abdey, Lecturer of Statistics, Associate Director of the University of London International Programmes and progenitor of the Data Science courses at LSE, Dr. Pronab Sen, former Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India and Chief Statistician of India, Vimlendu Jha, the Founder of Sweccha and selected by CNN International as one of the six worldwide Change Makers, and Nilay Arun, who was awarded the ET Youth Entrepreneur of the Year 2018.

Dr. James Abdey will deliver the keynote address, focusing on the pedagogical and counselling practices that can help develop graduates with future-proof skill-sets.

Dr. Jitin Chadha, Founder & Director of ISBF said, “We expect that the interaction between the city’s top high school educators, led and guided by the experts present, will add great value and lead to the curation of learning and counselling environments which nurture graduates who can tackle the vicissitudes of an increasingly unpredictable world of work”.

Some prominent educational institutions that would be represented at the Symposium would include the likes of G.D. Goenka Public School (Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Manav Rachna International School (Gurgaon), Delhi Public School, and many more.

The morning breakaway session on embedding employability skills in classroom pedagogy will be led by Dr. James Abdey, and another one on psychological and career choice-related challenges faced by post-millennials will be led by Ms. Pervin Malhotra, one of the city’s leading career counsellors.

Breakaways in the afternoon will see a hands-on exchange of participatory teaching, learning and assessment of best practices among educators in one session, and of career opportunities of the future in the fields of Economics, Management, Finance and Data Science in another session. 

The day-long event will culminate with a presentation by ISBF on LSE-driven pedagogical interventions which have helped inculcate a spirit of enquiry and deep learning among students, following LSE’s motto of “to understand the causes of things”.


About ISBF

ISBF is one of the select few Featured Teaching Institutions of LSE in the world, and also enjoys the University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university. This ensures that ISBF students receive rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs. Many of them transfer to foreign universities in the second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.

ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. It’s Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes – in the areas of Economics, Finance, Business, Accounting and Management – all receive academic direction from LSE, and students receive a University of London degree upon graduating. They are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members at ISBF and also see deep engagement from LSE academicians, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as lecture students, apart from setting and grading the final examinations of ISBF students. 

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