New Delhi, Nov 3 :  A first-ever visitors conference will be hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee here tomorrow with a three-pronged agenda to enhance the quality of higher education and its systems in the country. The conference will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan with an interactive session between industry, academia and exchange of 44 MoUs and lectures by eminent persons. Also Read - Coronavirus Creates Havoc: 3 MPs, 6 MLAs And Former President Among COVID's VVIP Victims

“The agenda for the three day conference includes improving the quality of higher education in institutions to bring them at par with the top institutions of the world, capacity development of faculty, engagement of institutes of higher learning with community and society for sustainable and inclusive development and promotion of gender equity and cultural inclusion through higher education,” a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. (Also Read: Sikh activists protest with black flags in Punjab) Also Read - 'One of Bharat’s Brightest Ratnas': Amul Pays Tribute to Former President Pranab Mukherjee With a Heartfelt Doodle

Apart from industry chiefs, lectures will be delivered by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Bharat Ratna Prof C N R Rao and renowned agriculture scientist Prof M S Swaminathan. In the past, the President has convened annual conferences of Central universities, NITs, IITs and other institutions. These have been merged into a single three day ‘Visitor?s Conference’ this year to create synergy amongst all Central institutions of higher learning. Heads of Central universities, IITs, NITs, IISc, Bangalore, IISERs, IIITs, NIPERs, NIFT, IIEST, Shibpur, RGIPT, Rae Bareli, RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur and School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal and New Delhi. Also Read - Will Convert One Floor of Our Home Into Museum-cum-library in Pranab Mukherjee's Memory: Abhijit