Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank underscored on Thursday, the need to train both students and teachers to successfully implement the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. He stressed that NEP 2020 is revolutionary in all aspects as it focuses on various aspects such as the promotion of the mother tongue in primary education, vocational training for secondary school students and other innovative reforms.
He said NEP addresses interdisciplinary study and integrated curriculum in higher education for broader learning opportunities, aiming to provide holistic, values-based education, development of scientific temperament, and provision of qualification training for the youth of India.
The minister said that this policy also considered the need to establish a framework for the expanded use of technology in the teaching-learning process, the development of the content of online courses, the introduction of the Academic Credit Bank and the establishment of the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the National Educational Technology Design Forum (NETF) from which Indian academics would benefit to compete on a global scale.
He gave the success mantra “Realize, reform and transform” for the successful implementation of all the new requirements of NEP 2020, which are essential to change society and transform the lives of young people for the development of world peace.
Pokhriyal had opened the two-day virtual international Akhand conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ via a video conferencing platform. The two-day international conference is being hosted by Central Punjab University, Bathinda (CUPB) in collaboration with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA) under the patronage of Prof. (Dr) Raghavendra P. Tiwari, Vice Chancellor of CUPB and Padma Shri Dr. Mahendra Sodha.