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The 5th edition of the annual conference of EDGE concluded successfully on 14th March 2012. The conference addressed some of the critical issues for the education sector today. The sessions at edge X focussed on disruptive technologies and research for education that will drastically change the way education is delivered. The conference had the participation of renowned names in the educations sector including Prof. Gordon Gee, President, The Ohio State University; Dr. George Siemens, Associate Director, TEKRI, Athabasca University, Canada; Dr. H.A. Ranganath, Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); Dr. Arun Nigavekar, Former Chairperson & Vice-Chairperson, UGC & Founder Director, NAAC; Mr. James C Cross, CEO & Chief Unlearning Officer, Internet Time Alliance; 

Prof. Jeremy Williams, Chief Academic Officer, Knowledge Universe; Prof. (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Chair on Parliamentary Studies (Rajya Sabha); Prof. R. Govinda, Vice Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA); Mr. Pawan Agarwal, Advisor-Higher Education, Planning Commission, GoI; Dr. G. Viswanathan, Chancellor, VIT University; Prof. Sanjay Dhande, Director, Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur; Mr.  Dilip H. M. Chenoy, MD & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation. 

Prof. (Dr.) N.R. Madhava Menon, the renowned legal educator who was instrumental in setting up many legal education institutions which have become institutions of excellence and models in their own right; was conferred the EDGE Education Personality Award. 

The Young EDGE Award for Education Leadership was conferred on Shri Sekar Viswanathan, Vice President, VIT University. 

EDGE 2012 witnessed the release of 2 Research Reports: ' Building Scalable education Models in construction sector' by KPMG and ' Private Universities in India: An Investment in National Development' by Parthenon. 

The event was supported by leading brands in the education sector like Manipal, Symbiosis, Microsoft, Knowledge Universe, Government of Kerala, MeritTrac, C-DAC, College Board and Perkins Eastman. The leading education magazines EDU and Education World were associated and supported the event. 

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