Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (LocalWire): Union Human Resources (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the webinar on new Education Policy (NEP), organised by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT).
The inaugural session was also attended by KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta, Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, DP Singh, Chairman, UGC and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog and other dignitaries.
Inaugurating the webinar, the minister said, “The NEP 2020 is a student-centric policy and reflects dreams and aspirations of the people as it has been framed following wide-ranging consultations,”
He also added, “Provisions for early childhood education, emphasis on mother-tongue based early childhood education; focus on skills, credit bank and multiple entry and exits are some of the important student-centric features of the policy”.
Terming NEP 2020 as a “game changing policy”, Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe suggested a single data system for institutions for regulatory reporting and accreditations.
This is the first of its kind meet on the NEP 2020, bringing 30000 students, Vice Chancellors, policymakers and intellectuals from 50 countries on a common platform.
More than 100 research papers have also been received.
The three day webinar concluded on August 30.