SGT Times Reporter
New Delhi: On the second day of the International Conference on “Gandhi’s Concept of Education and National Education Policy 2020: Idea, Opportunity and Implementation” being organized by SGT University, Gurugram, in collaboration with Sanrachna and Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, a Vice-Chancelloors conclaved was held today.
VCs of various universities expressed their view in conclave.
The session was moderated by Prof. Dinesh Singh, former Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi, & Director, Center for Lateral Innovation, Creativity & Knowledge (CLICK), SGT University. Mr. Amogh Rai, Executive Director, Sanrachna Foundation also addressed the conclave.
The conclave started with an inaugural speech by Mr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, MP and president of Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He said that in India we have to promote global education so that we can inspire more and more international students to pursue education here. There is a need to establish bonding between teachers and students as teacher – taught relationship was always at the core of higher education in India. He further added India is ranked 26th in the list destination countries for higher education, while India ranks third in terms of the number of students going abroad for higher education. So the idea of increasing the number of international students needs to move forward.
Prof. Umesh Rai, Vice-Chancellor from University of Jammu shared the experience of implementing the four-year program in the University of Delhi. Now, the same idea of four-year degree course has been incorporated in the New Education Policy. He added that Mahatma Gandhi once said education must be connected with society, which the NEP also says now.
Prof. Bechan Lal Vice-Chancellor, Cluster University, Jammu spoke on the challenges of implementation of NEP 2020 and the adoption of E-learning and Digital Platforms.
Prof. O. P. Kalra Vice-Chancellor of SGT University highlighted the key steps taken and investments made by the University for the implementation of NEP 2020 including the creation of infrastructure like smart rooms, teachers are also being trained in various aspects for their better development.
Prof. C. B. Sharma, IGNOU said the New Education Policy is teacher-centric so the responsibility of teachers to work for its proper implementation.