College of Science and Humanities of SRM IST Ramapuram Campus Organizes

“Three Day Virtual International Conference on “Accelerating Global Higher Education in the VUCA Prime World- December 1-3, 2021”

Higher education has faced many challenges since its meager inception. However, higher education today faces its greatest combinations of challenges: economic uncertainty, accountability, globalization and emerging technologies that are daunting to learn and intimidating to implement. VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) accurately describes this complex, evolving and dynamic environment confronted by global higher education. Therefore, global higher education institutions are attempting to develop the capacity to adapt and modify the new models of knowledge, information and change.

This International Conference examine the different ways of leading higher educational institutions comprising “VUCA Prime”.

Vision-the ability to communicate a clear intent of the desired future—a counter-response to volatility;

Understanding– the ability to stop-look-and-listen—a counter-response to uncertainty;

Clarity-quality of being systematic and coherent and can simplify complex situations, clarity is the counter-response to complexity; and

Agility-being a very dynamic leader who can move quickly to respond to a specific condition, an agile leader will be able to foster a positive power and authority across an organization that has two way-flow to enable adaptive and rapid decision-making and action—a counter-response to ambiguity.

This International Conference reveals changes in how students and teachers view the VUCA Prime world —and, importantly, what these changes mean for leading post-pandemic. From these insights, educational leaders can create the future of their educational institutions.

This International Conference is the premier multidisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of VUCA Prime in higher educational institutions. The conference will bring together leading educationists, academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world.

Conference Secretary


Vice Principal Academic

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Prof. G.L.D. Wickramasinghe, PhD

Director General, Colombo Plan Staff College.

President, Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC), Philippines.

delivers the Inaugural Address

Dr. Kalpana Gopalan IAS, PhD (IIM-B)

Additional Chief Secretary to Government,

Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA.


Chief Administrative Officer

United Nations Organization


Mr. Sredharran Sampath


Aspire Training Consultancy FZE, Fujairah

Creative City, Fujairah, UAE,

Dr. Uma Raghunathan

Former Director

AICTE, New Delhi, India

Dr. Rajan R Patil

Epidemiolgist, SRMIST

WHO consultant for Covid19 pandemic control in South Asia and Africa

Visiting Fellow-Columbia University

New York USA

Prof. Dr. Zeliha SELAMOGLU

Nigde Omer Halisdemir University

Medicine Faculty

Medical Biology Department

Nidge, Cappadocia Region


Dr. Lee Elisa Pheiffer

Deputy Director Academic

Middlesex University Mauritius

Prof Dr Haslinda Abdullah


NDUM Institute of Executive Education

Faculty of Defence Studies and Management

National Defence University Malaysia

Prof. G. Joseph Dunston

Former Vice Chancellor

St.Joseph’s University

Dimapur, Nagaland, India

Prof. N. Panchanatham


Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University

Karapakkam, Chennai, India

Eleanor Vandegrift

Programme Director of Global Science Education Initiatives

University of Oregon

Eugene, USA

Prof Dr Haslinda Abdullah


NDUM Institute of Executive Education

Faculty of Defence Studies and Management

National Defence University


Lachlan Mackinnon


Cambridge International School


Indranil Bose, PhD, FHEA

Dean, School of Business with the University of Bolton, UK at their international academic centre’ based at Ras Al Khaimah, UAE’,

‘Programme Director-Business Management,

Northwood University Michigan USA at their international programme operations at UAE’