Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Conclave on ‘Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’. The University Grants Commission and Ministry of Education are jointly organising the conclave. PM Modi will deliver the inaugural address through video conferencing.
The conclave will comprise of various sessions that will discuss the different aspects of higher education encompassed by the new National Education Policy, 2020. The topics of higher education to be discussed during the sessions include Holistic, Quality Research, Multidisciplinary and Futuristic education and Equitable use of technology for better reach in Education.
Among the other participants of the conclave are Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre. Notable speakers such as UGC Chairman, AICTE Chairman, UGC Secretary, VCs, members of the Committee for Draft NEP and Directors, and Principals from eminent institutes, universities and colleges will partake in the discussions during the sessions.
The new NEP 2020 which was unveiled recently includes some major reforms in school and higher education such as shift from 10+2 framework of education to 5+3+3+4 years in school curriculum emphasizing on a strong base of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) from age 3 onwards. Changes introduced include no definitive distinction between streams to encourage multi-disciplinary choices along with focus on research and research driven institutions.