Mata Gujri College organizes National Dialogue on National Education Policy 2020
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Mata Gujri College’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell and UGC Committee organized a national level virtual dialogue on ‘National Education Policy 2020: Insights on Science and Technology Education’.
Welcoming the scientists of international repute involved in this national dialogue, Dr. Kashmir Singh said that the focal point of the new education policy revolves around the model of sustainable development. He said that through science and technical education the youth would be able to get more employment opportunities but the biggest challenge would be to provide financial assistance from the government.
Delivering his keynote address, Dr. Gurmeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor of Pondicherry University, emphasized that the medium of instruction must be in the mother tongue. Highlighting the 5+3+3+4 structure of the new education policy, Dr. Gurmeet Singh said that in the future, students would be able to get education as per their interest. He lamented that the present education system is producing more degree holders whereas the need of the hour is to make the students skilled.
Giving a special talk on the policy note, Dr. Jayanti Dutta said that for the success of the new education policy, fundamental changes would have to be made. He said that the new education policy would encourage critical thinking and India would reach new heights in the field of science and technology.
Senior Professor of Indian Institute of Science, Education, and Research, Mohali, Dr. Arvind, In his presidential address, said that the new education policy, which talks about bringing new changes, has to some extent failed to explain how the new system can be successful. He emphasized that the existing universities need to be strengthened instead of setting up new unnecessary institutions. Dr. Arvind also expressed concern that the new education policy will increase privatization in the age of globalization.
IQAC and UGC Cell Coordinator Prof. Anupreet Singh Tiwana participating in the discussion said that the new education policy does not give a clear indication to the economically weaker sections of students. He said that Education Policy 2020 can be successful only if the political and intelligentsia will have positive intentions and vision.
Managing Secretary of National Dialogue, Dr. Kuldeep Kaur said that this virtual event was attended by delegates from 24 states of India, 5 Union Territories, Indonesia and African countries, etc.
Mata Gujri College organizes National Dialogue on National Education Policy 2020.Dr. Rajinder Kaur, Dr. Harveen Kaur, Dr. Sangeeta Joshi, Prof. Simrat Kaur, Prof. Joga Singh, Prof. Vijay Singh, and a large number of intellectuals participated in this Discussion of National Dialogue.
The director principal Dr. Kashmir Singh informed that activities would also be carried out on other aspects of education policy.