The national education policy is based on equity, quality and accessibility and aims to make India a global knowledge superpower, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
The policy aims to pave the way for transformative reforms in the school and higher education systems to achieve this goal, he added. Pokhriyal made the remarks while addressing digitally to an international conference at Lovely Professional University (LPU).
A university press release said it was a “one-day virtual conference on international higher education opportunities in the post-COVID world” organized by the LPU.
In his speech, the Minister said: “I am very happy that the LPU has organized this dialogue with the main political leaders of the world and has worked so hard on the internationalization of education.
“In fact, internationalization is a very important element in the growth and development of a university and its contribution to the country. I can see LPU as one of the leading universities committed to internationalization in word and spirit, ”he added. Regarding NEP, he said: “India has updated its new educational policy for 33 million Indian students studying in 1,000 universities and 45,000 colleges. Your effort is reflected in this NEP. This guide was developed in consultation with all stakeholders, including students, teachers, academics, and NGOs. This is the biggest innovation that everyone participates in. ”
He continued: “Today, internationalization is very important and NEP has enabled universities from all over the world to open campuses in India. I invite you all to establish campuses in India and to work on other joint research projects with Indian universities. “