The world might bear in mind 2020 because the yr that caused COVID and a pandemic that rocked our lives however India will bear in mind the yr for an additional cause, stated Union Schooling Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
“Whereas 2020 can be often known as the yr of COVID-19, it would even be often known as the yr when India launched the NEP amid a pandemic,” Pokhriyal stated. He was delivering the inaugural handle on the ninth version of the ThinkEdu Conclave 2021.
Previous to Pokhriyal’s handle, The New Indian Categorical Editorial Director Prabhu Chawla spoke about how far ThinkEdu has come over the past 9 years. He stated, “We step into our ninth version with blended feelings – happiness for internet hosting eight epic editions and sorrow for being coerced into internet hosting this version nearly solely resulting from COVID. We’ve sparked debates and even generated controversies. This yr, we now have introduced illuminating discussions and conversations about new concepts from India’s best thinkers – scientists, businessmen and storytellers. And all of it to debate classes for a brand new world – a world the place schooling will set us aside.”
In his handle, Pokhriyal mirrored on India’s wealthy previous and the way the NEP goals to revive a few of the misplaced glory. “Among the many numerous issues that the NEP is about to remodel, it would goal to make India extra self-reliant, unite the residents and likewise assist make India a world data superpower. We need to guarantee college students on the grassroots and likewise on the greater echelons of academia are uncovered to high quality schooling,” Pokhriyal stated.
Talking about Indian universities making it to the Prime 100 of the QS Rankings, Pokhriyal added, “College students often prioritise greater wage packages as an estimate of their potential. However after the NEP is carried out, we could have extra patents by tapping into our capability for tutorial probe and analysis. This yr, 12 Indian establishments have made it to the Prime 100 in QS Rankings and sooner or later, extra Indian analysis institutes can be represented internationally. For this objective, tutorial analysis will obtain funding of Rs 50,000 crore over 5 years.”
Elaborating on his imaginative and prescient for the NEP, Pokhriyal defined, “By means of the NEP, we won’t solely discover and develop expertise however assist produce top-notch content material. With out high quality content material, expertise doesn’t have a lot price. When content material and expertise will unite, it would result in new patents. That’s the day when India will develop into really self-reliant. NEP is the inspiration on which India’s future improvement, as envisioned by the Prime Minister, is predicated. NEP is nationwide in addition to worldwide. It’s impactful, interactive, modern and inclusive.”