The University Guidance Conference 2017

Discovering Growth Through Collaboration

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Aug 17 & 18 - 2017,
Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai

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They attended Asia’s largest guidance conference;
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Asia's Largest and Exclusive

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

Kaisar Dopaishi

Principal, Singapore International School, President -SAIBSA

Dr. Kavita Agarwal

Dr. Kavita Aggarwal

Chairperson, MISA - Speaker UGC 2016

Sonia Soni

Dr. Sonia Soni

HEAD- Career Guidance Counselor, Aditya Birla World Academy - Speaker UGC 2016

Joy Halder

Mr. Joy Halder

Registrar, St. Paul's School, Darjeeling

Neeta Bali

Dr. Neeta Bali

Principal, Kasiga School

Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lulla

Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lulla

Director, Podar International School

Kalyani Patnaik

Kalyani Patnaik

Principal, Hiranandani Foundation School

Manju Rana

Manju Rana

Principal, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School

Minakshi Kushwaha

Minakshi Kushwaha

Principal, Birla Vidya Niketan

Sangeetha George

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 at Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya

Mr. Manohar Lal

Mr. Manohar Lal

Principal at DPS Mathura Road

Ms. Anjum Babukhan

Ms. Anjum Babukhan

Director-Education of Glendale Academy International

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

Shashi Tharoor

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Shashi Tharoor

An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Dr. Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a second-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. During his nearly three-decade long prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation. Dr. Tharoor is also an award-winning author of sixteen books of both fiction as well as non-fiction.

Born in London in 1956, Dr. Tharoor was educated in India and the United States, completing a PhD in 1978 at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the Tufts University. While there, he received the Robert B. Stewart Prize for Best Student and also helped found and served as the first Editor of the Fletcher Forum of International Affairs, a journal now in its 39th year. Dr. Tharoor was also awarded an honorary D.Litt by the University of Puget Sound and a Doctorate Honoris Causa in History by the University of Bucharest. In 1998 the World Economic Forum in Davos named him a “Global Leader of Tomorrow”. He is also a recipient of several awards that include a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, India’s highest honour for overseas nationals. In 2012 the King of Spain awarded him the Encomienda de la Real Order Espanola de Carlos III. Among numerous other awards are one for "New Age Politician of the Year" from NDTV, the Hakim Khan Sur Award for National Integration, and the Priyadarshini Award for Excellence in Diplomacy.

Dr. Shashi Tharoor was a pioneer in using social media as an instrument of political interaction. Till 2013 he was India’s most-followed politician on Twitter, until being overtaken that year by the current Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He was the first Indian to reach 10,000 and 100,000 followers on the medium, and currently has 4.5 million followers.

Mr. Sonam Wangchuk

Mr. Sonam Wangchuk

Director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh

Mr. Trishneet Arora

Mr. Trishneet Arora

Founder and CEO of TAC Security

Mr. Paul R. Burgess

Mr. Paul R. Burgess

Director of International Admission, Tulane University

Dr. Suman Sharma

Dr. Suman Sharma

Principal, Lady Shri Ram College

Dr. Suman Sharma

Prof. V.Ramgopal Rao

Director, Director IIT Delhi

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

Director IIM–Indore

Mr. Ashok Pandey

Mr. Ashok Pandey

Principal, Ahlcon International School, Delhi & Chairman, National Progressive Schools Conference(NPSC)

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

Event Schedule

University Guidance Conference 2017

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

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