On Friday, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, interacted with 106 centrally-funded technical institutions (CFTIs) including 23 IITs, 31 NITs, and 25 IIITs.In the virtual meeting, Modi emphasized the importance of offering technical education in other vernacular languages.
The interaction focused and addressed the challenges that occurred due to COVID pandemic. It also laid emphasis on research and development (R&D) carried out by the CFTIs in the last two years for the country’s development and growth.
Dharmendra Pradhan, the new Union Education Minister, started his first day in the education ministry by talking to the tech institute heads. He later tweeted that his ministry was “committed to making students and youth the primary stakeholders in propelling India towards an equitable knowledge society.”
The new education minister will now focus on the National Education Policy (NEP)and time-bound implementation of it.Taking charge with his ministry, Pradhan along with his three junior ministers, Annapurna Devi, Subhas Sarkar and Rajkumar Ranjan Singh reviewed the NEP.
Pradhan also holds a portfolio of skill development and entrepreneurship.