Considering the importance of higher education in India, DP Singh, Director, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), said that there was an urgent need to regain the lost glory of higher education by bringing suitable reforms, which will contribute towards transforming India.
Speaking at the 56th convocation ceremony of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu), he said that the New Education Policy would meet the changing dynamics of the population’s requirement with regards to issues such as access, equity, quality education, innovation and research, internationalisation, employability, governance, ranking and accreditation social connect and many others.
“Globalisation has created a world which is networked, operates in real time, and competes at the common level. In order to be an important player in the global arena, the Indian higher education needs to adopt a truly global outlook in terms of its appearance and actions,” said Singh.
“Research and innovation are the central components of higher education. In order to strengthen our education systems and firmly place ourselves on the global educational map as a prominent nation, we need to refocus and promote our research culture. Universities have the prime responsibility for promoting high-quality research through active involvement of teachers and students,” he added.