The conference aimed at discussing effectiveness of National Education Policy 2020 and its various dimensions
The University School of Mass Communication, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, has inaugurated two day national conference on New Education Policy (NEP) on 24th March, 2023 at university premises. With focus on the National Education Policy, 2020, this conference aims at discussing its effectiveness and its various dimensions. It targets researchers and faculty members in the fields of mass communication and journalism, humanities and social sciences and associated interdisciplinary courses.
Dr Sunil Mehroo, Joint Director, CEC (Consortium of Educational Communication, Ministry of Education, Government of India) highlighted that the NEP places a greater emphasis on creating an educational digital environment and for the purpose National Educational Technology Forum (NETF), an autonomous organisation has been established, which promotes technology adoption and integration into the classroom, to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas.
“Education is the backbone of any country, to have a vibrant and knowledgable society, education is the only pillar and strength. The Indian education system needed a paradigm shift before the NEP could be made. In order to formulate it, suggestions and feedback received by various stakeholders were taken into consideration,” stated Professor Manukonda Rabindranath, Chairman, the Centre for Media Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Quality is fundamental in all endeavors of life, it is pervasive, it is not a one-person job, it is the responsibility of all stakeholders in the system, and NEP tries to emphasise the same thing by involving teachers, students, parents, policymakers and others to achieve the various NEP, 2020 goals. It gives students a wider range of courses and papers to choose from, with multiple entry and exit options. It employs a more learner-centred and outcome-based education approach. The other major area is online learning and distance education, which allows students to study from remote locations. This policy also encompasses previously unaddressed topics in conventional formal education. Forty percent of the courses are delivered in a hybrid format. The main goal of the policy is to make sure that everyone has equal access to formal education. Forty per cent of the courses are delivered in a hybrid format. The trend is moving towards digital university discussed Dr AK Saini, GGSIPU.
The main aim of the conference is to explore the policy which has created a large canvas with futuristic vision. The themes of conference are re-establishing India as a Vishwaguru , Inculcating Freedom struggle and forgotten heroes in the curriculum framework, Women empowerment through National Education Policy 2020, Addressing concerns of Tribals and remote areas through the vision of National Education Policy. It aims at an inclusive and equitable Education System and at Higher education level introduces broad-based, multi-disciplinary, holistic education with flexible curricula, creative combinations of subjects, integration of vocational education and multiple entries and exit points with appropriate certification. Thus, the prime objective of organising this conference is to provide a common platform to all the students, researchers and faculty members to discuss and deliberate over the concern of National Education Policy 2020 and promoting the same.
The Conference is sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Ministry of education. Prof Queeny Pradhan, Dean, University School of Mass Communication; Dr Durgesh Tripathi, USMC; Dr Sachin Bharti, USMC and other speakers from various knowledge partners are among the organisers.