www.timesnownews.com | July 30, 2020
Industry experts and academicians have welcomed the 'New Education Policy' and have extended their support and views with the change in policies and addition of some new ones.
With the introduction of New Education Policy, NEP to the nation on Wednesday, the education system in the country will witness fine changes and development in the coming years. The new policies and amendments made in some, NEP received positive reviews across the nation. The policies that will come onto effect by 2030 were welcomed by PM Modi, Union Ministers, Academicians, industry experts, teachers, students, and all others.
Starting from Vice-Chancellors of private Universities to other industry experts, each have shared their views and concerns over the New Education Policy. Here are some of them to check out.
Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh, Vice-Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida said, “We have been eagerly waiting for this day! The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has the potential to create profound long-term impact, affecting the social and economic fabric of our society -- that's the power of education, particularly given our demography. The NEP 2020 advocates major reforms in higher education -- holistic and multidisciplinary education, flexibility of subject choices and program durations, etc.” Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University also termed it a game-changer for the future. He said, "This is going to be a game-changer for the future of the education system in India. Multidisciplinary colleges in every district by 2030 will encourage liberal arts education to a great extent. India will have the largest percentage of young population in the world by 2030."
While Aakash Chaudhry, Director, and CEO, Aakash Educational Services Limited laid emphasis on regional languages and vocation training, Mr. Sharad Mehra, CEO- Asia Pacific, Global University Systems was happy with the public investment made in the education sector.
Aakash Chaudhry said, “A case in point is the inclusion of arts, humanities, sports, physical education and vocational training in school education. The Policy is also futuristic - it is promising online content in English, Hindi, and regional languages.” Sharad Mehra, said, “The NEP is a transformative step in the right direction on a number of fronts. The concept of the centre and states collaborating to increase the public investment in the education sector to reach 6% of GDP is a welcome move.”
Sumeet Jain, Co-founder and Higher Education expert at Yocket welcomed the NEP for its new education laws. He said, “Under the NEP the world’s top 100 foreign universities will be “facilitated” to operate in India through a new law. According to the HRD Ministry document, listing salient features of policy, “such (foreign) universities will be given special dispensation regarding regulatory, governance, and content norms on par with other autonomous institutions of India.”
On the other hand, Dr. Vishal Talwar, Dean-School of Management, BML Munjal University said, “The new education policy announced today is trying to gear up for the changed education reality by extending flexibility, graded levels of autonomy and trying to increase the level of knowledge application along with a broader skillset. One major aspect to look out for will be how this policy is implemented.”
*Views expressed are personal.