The School of Education, IGNOU on Wednesday celebrated the National Education Day by organising a lecture on “Significance of National Education Day in the light of the National Education Policy, 2020” by way of digital mode. The keynote tackle on the event was delivered by the chief visitor professor Ved Prakash, former chairperson of UGC. The presidential tackle was delivered by Prof. Nageshwar Rao, vice chancellor of IGNOU.
The chief visitor, Prof. Ved Prakash, by way of his tackle critically analysed the brand new schooling coverage 2020 and famous that the coverage has made a few notable structural adjustments. He cautioned that the implementation is the important thing and the suggestions made within the coverage doc would must be followed-up. He appreciated that the NEP talks about all establishments of upper studying being prepared with an institutional improvement plan by 2030 in order that they are often multidisciplinary establishments by 2040. He really useful inter- disciplinarity in increased schooling establishments as a substitute.
He additionally talked about NEP suggestions with regard to establishing of research-intensive universities, teaching- intensive universities and degree-granting faculties. On doubling the gross enrolment ratio in increased schooling, he noticed that massification of upper schooling won’t solely rely upon strengthening of upper schooling but it surely must be synergised with college schooling. He additionally referred to the necessity of the National Higher Education Qualification Framework within the NEP 2020.
The vice chancellor, Prof. Nageshwar Rao, in his presidential tackle stated that the objective of reaching 50% GER can’t be achieved by way of the standard mode of upper schooling and Open and Distance Education must be geared as much as understand the set objective whereas offering employment related and high quality schooling. He additionally outlined IGNOU’s initiatives with regard to the built-in ODL and Online Education which is a crucial dimension of the NEP, 2020.
Prof D Venkateshwarlu, director, SOE stated, “The National Education Policy 2020 is a coverage of the twenty first century which goals to handle the numerous developmental imperatives of our nation. This coverage proposes the revision and revamping of all features of schooling, together with its construction, regulation and governance. It intends to create a brand new system that’s aligned with the aspirational objectives of the twenty first century schooling, and the SDG- 4, for making certain inclusive and equitable high quality schooling and offering life-long studying alternatives for all, whereas constructing upon India’s traditions and worth programs.’ He hoped that the deliberations would assist in efficient implementations of the NEP 2020 by all of the stakeholders.
He additionally thanked Prof. Nageshwar Rao, VC IGNOU for his help to the initiatives of the college.
Prof. Satyakam, Pro-VC IGNOU in his speech on the day talked concerning the Indian values and cultural features that are an integral a part of the brand new coverage. Prof. RP Das, Pro-Vc IGNOU in his tackle laid significance on the implementation half and stated it could want coordinated effort between the middle and the states to grasp its true potential.