The University Guidance Conference 2017

Discovering Growth Through Collaboration

Aug 17 & 18 - 2017,
Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai

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They attended Asia’s largest guidance conference;
They Said:

Asia's Largest and Exclusive

The University Guidance Conference for High Schools

Initiative of SAIBSA, MISA and Univariety

Focused on career and college guidance

Largest congregation of schools and universities in India on one platform

Generating a synergy of ideas through dynamic deliberation

Has witnessed the gathering of


Schools from 27 cities and 4 countries


Universities from 7 countries


Participants from around the world



In its fourth edition, The UGC is India’s premier College Guidance Conference for High Schools.

It is conducted in collaboration with The South Asia IB Schools Association (SAIBSA) and the Association of Cambridge Intl Schools in India (MISA). With participation from over 350 of India's top

UGC is the platform of choice for Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education to come together with Indian High Schools on one platform to learn, network and share. UGC’s commitment to serious discourse and developing best practices in the field of career and college Guidance along with professional development of School Management and Counsellors has been recognized industry-wide.



Apex Advisory


Kaisar Dopaishi

Mr. Kaisar Dopaishi

Principal, Singapore International School, President -SAIBSA

Dr. Kavita Agarwal

Dr. Kavita Aggarwal

Chairperson, MISA

Sonia Soni

Dr. Sonia Soni

HEAD- Career Guidance Counselor, Aditya Birla World Academy

Joy Halder

Mr. Joy Halder

Registrar, St. Paul's School, Darjeeling

Neeta Bali

Dr. Neeta Bali

Principal, Podar International School,Powai

Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lulla

Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lulla

Director, Podar International School

Kalyani Patnaik

Ms. Kalyani Patnaik

Principal, Hiranandani Foundation School

Manju Rana

Ms. Manju Rana

Principal, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School

Minakshi Kushwaha

Ms. Minakshi Kushwaha

Principal, Birla Vidya Niketan

Sangeetha George

Ms. Sangeetha George

Career Counselor, Kodaikanal International School

Ms. Rajani Roy

Ms. Rajani Roy

University Counsellor, Trivandrum International School

Ms. Nishi Misra

Ms. Nishi Misra

‎Principal, Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya

Mr. Manohar Lal

Mr. Manohar Lal

Principal, DPS Mathura Road

Ms. Anjum Babukhan

Ms. Anjum Babukhan

Director, Education of Glendale Academy International

Ms. Bhupinder Gogia

Ms. Bhupinder Gogia

Principal, Sat Paul Mittal School, Ludhiana

SAIBASA The South Asia International Baccalaureate Schools Association (SAIBSA) is devoted to promoting a greater understanding of the IB at all levels. SAIBSA members are authorized or implementing schools and its education practitioners. SAIBSA aims to facilitate communication with authorized and implementing IB schools in the South Asia region.

MISAMembers of International Schools’ Association (MISA) is an association formed by likeminded people with a collective aim to enhance the smooth functioning of international schools in India. MISA encourages and welcomes the working together of the most popular international board CIE- so as to pave a smoother path for the international school students in India.

Education World EducationWorld (EW) is India’s sole Education and News Analysis magazine which was established nearly 2 decades ago. EducationWorld is a pioneer in Indian School Rankings. EW’s Annual School rankings are considered to be the nation’s premier source of school rankings.

Education World has a monthly circulation of nearly 60,000 comprising of 25,000 unique schools in India.

Univariety Univariety is the largest and fastest growing company in India which sets up outplacement systems in high schools. We also help high school students gain clarity on courses, colleges, country and scholarships. Currently, 30,000+ students from 180+ premier schools across India, Singapore and Indonesia are using our system.

Speakers 2017

Mr. Suhel Seth

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Suhel Seth

Managing Partner, Counselage India

Suhel Seth is the Managing Partner of Counselage India, India’s only strategic brand management and marketing consultancy advising Chairpersons and CEOs on branding and marketing. Counselage works for Tata Steel, The Taj Group of Hotels, Hero Honda, Tata Teleservices, NDTV, Coca Cola, and Max India amongst others.

Suhel has been appointed to the Experts Committee of India's Railway Board and is Brand Advisor to the Indian Railways Minister as also to the Indian Railways Ministry. He served as a Trustee on the India Brand Equity Foundation for six years, appointed by the Government of India. IBEF is the apex body responsible for creating a vibrant Brand India.

Suhel is an alumnus of the AMP of Harvard Business School, and also a member of the Harvard Business School Consultants Club. He also represented India at the University of Oxford in Debating.

Suhel was on the global advisory board of British Airways until 2009 and presently sits on the global board of Cavendish and RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London) and on the regional board of Coca Cola.

Suhel is a lecturer at various Indian Institutes of Management. He also writes provocative columns in The Financial Times, London and in Business India, The Hindustan Times and The Indian Express on current affairs and the social landscape of India. Suhel has co-authored two books on Calcutta with Khushwant Singh and R K Laxman. Suhel has been a speaker at all Marketing Summits organised by CII and was the Chairman of the CII Marketing Summits from 2005 to 2010.

Mr. Sonam Wangchuk

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Sonam Wangchuk

Director, The Students Educational & Cultural Movement of Ladakh

Sonam Wangcuk was born in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh in, J&K, India.

Though a Mechanical Engineer by education, he has been mostly working in the field of education reform for more than 27 years. In 1988, just after he finished his engineering studies he founded SECMOL (Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh), which aims to bring reforms in the government school system in Ladakh. In 1994 he was instrumental in the launch of Operation New Hope, a triangular collaboration of the government, village communities and the civil society to bring reformsin the government schools system.

For students who still failed in their state exams he founded the SECMOL Alternative School Campus near Leh,a special school where the admission criteria is failure in exams and not grades.

Sonam Wangchuk was granted several awards and titles, such as The Rolex Award for Enterprise 2016 in Hollywood USA, The Terra Award 2016 for World’s best Earth Buildings in Lyon France, The UNESCO Chair for Earth Architecture for India in 2014, ‘Real Heroes’ Award by CNN IBN Channel in 2008, ‘Green Teacher’ Award by Sanctuary Asia Magazine in 2005, Ashoka Fellowship by Ashoka: Innovators for the Public in 2002, ‘Man of the Year’ by The Week magazine in India in 2001 and the Governors Medal by the J&K State Government in 1996.

Speakers 2016

Kiran Bedi

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kiran Bedi

Lt. Governor, Puducherry

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Our Past Conferences

Quick Facts

High School Delegates

200+ schools, 32 cities, 4 countries have been represented in the past 4 years at The UGC

University Delegates

50 Universities from 6 countries have been represented at The UGC in the past 2 years

Rate of returning delegates: 97% of the delegates that attended UGC 2014, re-attended the conference in 2015

Past Registered Schools

  • Aditya Birla World Academy
  • Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad
  • Ahmedabad International School
  • Apollo International School, Sonepat
  • Asia Pasific World School
  • Billabong High International Thane
  • Bombay Cambridge School
  • Bombay International School
  • Bright Start Fellowship International School
  • C P Goenka International school
  • Chinmaya International Residential School
  • Choithram International
  • CPS Global School
  • D Y Patil International School, Nerul
  • Delhi Public School Bangalore East
  • Delhi Public School Bangalore North
  • Delhi Public School Bangalore South
  • DPS International, Gurgaon
  • Dr. Pillai Global Academy, New Panvel
  • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Vidyalaya, Malad
  • Ecole Mondiale World School
  • Edubridge International School
  • Fountainhead School
  • Fravashi International Academy
  • Gandhinagar International Public School
  • Gandhinagar Public School
  • Garodia International Centre for Learning
  • Gateway Group of International School
  • Gateway The Complete School
  • Global English School
  • Global Indian International School
  • Goldcrest International
  • Harvest International School
  • Heritage School Jammu
  • HFS International School, Powai
  • Himalayan International Residential School
  • HUS International
  • HVB Global Academy
  • Indus International School Bangalore
  • Indus International School Pune
  • International Centre for Excellence
  • International School Aamby
  • Jamnabai Narsee School
  • Jayshree Periwal International School
  • JBCN International School, Borivali
  • JG International School
  • Jodhamal Public School, Jammu
  • JSS Private School
  • Jyotirmay International School
  • Kasiga school
  • KES International School
  • Kodaikanal International School
  • Laxmi Global School
  • M.E.T Rishikul Vidyalaya
  • M.M.International School Ambala
  • Mahatama Gandhi International School
  • Mercedez - Benz International School
  • MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul
  • Mody School (A Div.of Mody Institute of Education and Research,Lakshmangarh)
  • Nahar International School
  • Nandi Academy
  • Navrachana International School
  • Neerja Modi school
  • NES International School Mumbai
  • New baldwin international school
  • NSS Hill Spring International School
  • Oakridge International School
  • Pathways School Gurgaon
  • Pathways School Noida
  • Podar International CIE Nerul
  • Podar International School
  • PSSEMR School
  • Ram Ratna International School
  • Rasbihari International School
  • RBK International Academy
  • Rustomjee Cambridge International School
  • Ryan Global School
  • Sangam School of Excellence
  • Sanjay Ghodawat International School
  • Savitridevi Hariram Agarwal International School
  • Scottish High International School
  • Singapore International School
  • St. Paul's School, Darjeeling
  • SVKM International School
  • Symbiosis International School
  • Thakur International School
  • The Cathedral Vidya School, Lonavala
  • The Doon School
  • The Hyderabad Public School Begumpet
  • The Riverside School- Riverside Education Foundation
  • The Sanskaar Valley School
  • The Tips Global Institute
  • The Universal School, Mumbai
  • Treamis World School
  • Tridha - A Rudolf Steiner School
  • Tripada International School
  • Ullens School
  • Universal Education Group
  • Vibgyor High Goregaon
  • Vidyashilp Academy
  • Wisdom High International School
  • Woodstock School

Delegates Speak

An event like this helps schools to grow in their professional development, particularly the counsellors or heads of schools doing the university guidance. There is such a vast amount of information to find out about the university admissions across the world that we really need to be well connected.

Renee Bowling - Renee Bowling, Head of Career and College Guidance,Woodstock School, Mussorie

Events like UGC are important because they provides a platform for engaging dialogues on burning issues. There are critical questions that need answers and platforms like these give us the opportunity to engage in lively and meaningful conversations.

Christopher Abraham - Prof. Christopher Abraham, Head of Dubai Campus & Senior Vice President, S P Jain School of Global Management

Technology is definitely changing students’ experiences in schools as well as searching for universities. It is making students’ academic experience much more tailored to the students. There is great potential in our globalised word to utilize technology to learn about other cultures and build a global citizen.

Joel Presti - Joel Presti, Associate Director, International Implementation, The College Board

We are very proud to be associated to Univariety for the last two years. They help us in profiling the child, finishing up with the psychometric test and helping children understand their innate talents. Institutions like Univariety will be a great help to students!

Joel Presti -Manija Subrahmanya, Principal, Oakridge International School

I would love to collaborate with Univariety to explore how such organisations can help my students. It would make our lives so much more easier!

Sangeetha George - Sangeetha George, Careers and College Advisor, Kodaikanal International School

Events like UGC need to be held on a regular basis. I think the college counsellors need to keep making contact with universities, keep understanding how we are developing and changing, what we do; so that they are able to go back and talk to their students with the most up to date information.

Delia Heneghan - Delia Heneghan, Vice President and Pro Vice Chancellor, Richmond - The American International University in London

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The University Guidance Conference 2017

Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai - August 17th & 18th, 2017

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