Implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 on the agenda of the Education Summit held in Varanasi
A 16-point action plan on implementing the National Education Policy 2020 is on the agenda of the ongoing three-day meeting in Varanasi, officials said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the meeting, Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam, on Thursday. About 300 heads of higher education institutions participate in the discussion on the agenda. Higher Education Secretary Sanjay Murthy said the 16-point program was agreed at the chief secretaries’ conference in Shimla in June, attended by Prime Minister Modi.
“The Agenda Action Plan was presented at the Chief Secretaries’ Conference…We have achieved consensus from all state governments to implement the 16-point action plan,” he said. Murthy told reporters. “Now this 16-point agenda action plan is one of the themes or foundations of actions that we have proposed to discuss in the next three days,” he added.
Sanjay Murthy said that since November 2021, there has been an intense consultation exercise with over 300 state universities and 300 other central universities and private universities on various aspects of the implementation of the NEP. “All this consultation is happening for the benefit of the student who is going to be the taker of this type of initiative that is happening. So we think that… what will come out of these three days will motivate and allow universities a better plan of action for the implementation of the national education policy for the benefit of students,” he said.
Higher Education Secretary Sanjay Murthy has also called for a program that meets industry requirements. “I think everyone here is coming together…to review their curriculum and pedagogy to see what they teach and deliver to students and meet the demands of society. So the focus is on employability and entrepreneurship.” Second, you need a capable and competent faculty to deliver this content. And I think content is developed for the benefit of teachers… And the third point is how to leverage technology to see that you’re able to deliver it at the lowest cost. We will hear many examples in these sessions,” he added.
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