Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, inaugurated the National Education Day programme (online) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. IIT Bombay organised the event to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on November 11 which is also celebrated as the National Education Day, every year.
Inaugurating the National Education day programme, the minister said “Through ‘Study in India, Stay in India and Internationalization of Education’, we are committed to establishing India as a global hub of education. To ensure high quality of education, it is also necessary that we move forward with cooperation, coordination and agreement with the leading universities of the world. This has been incorporated in National Education Policy 2020 by inviting Top 100 World Universities to set up campus in India.”
Chairman, Drafting Committee of National Education Policy, Dr. K. Kasturirangan, in his address said, “National Education Policy 2020 represents an integrated yet flexible approach to education; duly taking cognizance of the interconnectedness of the various phases of education in mind, and how the same will enable continuity, coherence and processes to ultimately realize an end-to-end educational road-map for the country.”
During the event, IIT Bombay Research Excellence Awards 2019 which were instituted to recognize the R&D efforts of IIT were conferred to the winners. Director Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri presented the awards.
Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri said, “National Education Policy 2020 formulated by the Education Ministry is very comprehensive in its scope and through a proper assimilation we expect a big boost in the quality of education for all students in India.”