Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal, virtually launched the “Minimum Standards of Architectural Education Regulations, 2020”.
The Education Minister highlighted about unique architectural beauty of India, its monuments and temples. He said that COA should draw inspiration from the present and past treasures of Architecture and bring a paradigm shift in the field of Architecture to make India a world leader again.
Pokhriyal was confident that these Regulations, which have been prepared by the experts of the Council, shall be able to address the major concerns and challenges lying in the area of human habitat and built the environment in the country and propel India to a new high in the areas of innovation and skills development. He said that the architecture of India is rooted in its history, culture and religion.
Minister of State for Education, Sanjay Dhotre also graced the occasion. Senior officials of Ministry of Education and President, Council of Architecture, Ar Habeeb Khan, were also present on the occasion.
The Minister said that with the launch of National Education Policy 2020, the vision of our PM Narendra Modi for a new and vibrant India rests on the students who need to get ready for the challenges of the of the 21st century. NEP proposes many massive reforms and the implementation requires contribution from all. And these Regulations are for sure an important step in that direction which brings in many ideas and thoughts from the proposed NEP.
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) August 11, 2020