Dr Priam Pillai

COO and Management Board Member

Mahatma Education Society's Pillai Group of Institution

Dr. Priam Pillai graduated with a PhD in mechanical engineering from MITin 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor at Pillai College ofEngineering in Mumbai, India as well as serves as the Chief OperatingOfficer of Mahatma Education Society (MES). His interests include use oftechnology to enhance studentand faculty educational outcomes in highereducation in India and to improve the innovation and entrepreneurshipecosystem within the various institutes of MES. He has started many newinitiatives at MES including launch of Pillai Center of Innovation andEntrepreneurship, Google Apps for Education in the 48 institutions,founded the Urban Expansion Observatory as well as spearheadednumerous Industry-Institute Interactions. He is the winner of numerousawards from the US government as well as private organizations. He wasawarded the Gore Award for innovation by the Institute of SoldierNanotechnologies sponsored by the US Army, the National ScienceFoundation Graduate Research Fellow Award and the UC BerkeleyMaterials Science and Engineering Department Citation.


Innovation Stage

25 February 2020 | 10:30 - 11:30 | Education 4.0: How Future Jobs are Changing Education Today?

By the time the current kindergarteners reach the job market, many jobs as we know them today may not exist and a study says over 75 percent of jobs will be newly invented. The world is changing and changing very fast. Making today’s children future ready demands a complete overhaul of the way they are educated. What was good a decade back has no relevance in the next decade.

In this session, panelists will discuss:

  • What does ‘future of jobs’ mean for schools and colleges? Is it leaving educators with more questions than answers
  • Will we need degrees/ diplomas or anything else to enter the future job market?
  • Future-of-education and Future-of-jobs–How to make the Match?
  • Are we heading towards a multi-skilled education for a multi-career future?
  • Are we indeed ready for the future? Are we equipping our new generation with the right education, technical and personal skillset and the mindset to embrace the powerful,technology-based future?