New Delhi, 15 February 2023

Dr. Abhay Jere who was appointed as the Vice Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on 10th February 2023 took charge today at AICTE HQ, Delhi.

Dr. Abhay Jere was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Government Ministry of Human Resources Development. In a notification issued by the Ministry of Education, Govt. Of India, dated 10th February 2023, Dr. Abhay Jere is appointed for a period of three years w.e.f. the date of assumption of charge, or till attaining the age of 65 years or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.

Prof . TG Sitharam, Chairman, AICTE while congratulating Dr. Abhay Jere said, “I congratulate Dr. Abhay Jere on his appointment. I believe AICTE will benefit from his vast experience in the education and innovation sector.”

Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary, AICTE, said, “I congratulate Dr. Abhay Jere for being appointed as the Vice Chairman, AICTE. We are glad that he has spearheaded innovation-related initiatives in higher education institutions. He has also been the spirit and driving force behind his Smart India Hackathon initiative at MoE.”

Dr. Abhay Jere, said, “It is an honor to serve as the Vice Chairman, AICTE. It is a privilege to work with such talented and dedicated professionals at AICTE and the Ministry of Education. The New National Education Policy carries a holistic approach and has all teaching elements. It is a policy with proper directions and guidance on what is needed to make learning practical. The flexibility of exit options and migration to other programs are the elements that need to be part of our education system. I thank all my colleagues for their support and assistance.”

Dr. Abhay Jere is instrumental in creating a network of Innovation Councils. Through the Ministry of Education, Indian Innovation Councils (IICs) are now in place in 6500 educational institutions to facilitate the creation of local innovation ecosystems in these institutions while creating their own startups during research.

Most recently, he has also been instrumental in designing a very unique MBA program in ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ presented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Dr. Jere is committed to raising awareness of the need for innovation and entrepreneurship among Indians, so he is a regular columnist in well-known English and local newspapers. He also produced ‘India First Leadership’ Talk Series which will be broadcast on Lok Sabha TV.