Online Panel discussion on NEP-2020 organised by ICFAI University, Jharkhand

All Stakeholders ,State Government , Educators, Teachers , Students and Alumni express their views.

Today, Virtual Panel Discussion on New Education Policy-2020 was organised by ICFAI University, Jharkhand. Dr. Gopal Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Jharkhand University of Technology, Dr. Nitesh Raj, Dy Director, Higher, Technical  Education & Skill Development, Govt. of Jharkhand and Mr. Pradeep Bhattacharyya, Vice-President, Dhanbad District Bar Association were the distinguished panelists . Besides Registrar, faculty members, students and  alumniof the University, academicians and researchers from IIM, Ahmedabad, IBS, Kolkata, ABMR Business school, Bengaluru  also participated and expressed their views.

The panel discussion was moderated by Prof O R S Rao , Vice-Chancellor of the  ICFAI University.

Welcoming the guests to the panel discussion , Prof O R S Rao , referring to the recent address by our Honourable Prime Minster said , “The New Education policy will sow the seeds for starting a new era and  give new direction to 21st century India, by providing an India-centric education system. It integrates  Education to the essential  21st century skills – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, curiosity and communication. It envisages Outcomes based Teaching-Learning thru the New Age Learning Pathway of  Engage, Explore, Experience, Express and Excel”. “Objective of today’s discussion is to take the views of all the stakeholders, State Govt, Educators, teachers, students and alumni so as to prepare ourselves to implement the policy from next academic year”, added Prof Rao.

New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 – ICFAI University, Jharkhand

Highlighting  the salient points of the policy , Dr Nitesh Raj said, “Govt of Jharkhand plans to implement the policy from 2021-22 academic year, after discussion with all the stakeholders”.

Complimenting the Govt of India on the policy, Dr. Gopal Pathak said, “ NEP-2020 bridged the gaps in the previous policies. Now, it is upto the Academic Leaders and teachers to implement it so as to improve quality of education”. Mr. Pradeep Bhattacharyya highlighted the importance of the Teacher and the need to retain autonomy of the Teachers. Besides a lot of advantages, participants also expressed likely challenges in implementation of the policy so that students get the expected benefits out of it.

A debate competition on NEP-2020 policy was conducted .Mr Swarnendu Sekhar Das(B.Tech-III), Ms Manshi Kumari(LLB) and Ms Medha Verma(MBA-III) were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively.

Ms Tannu Priya ( MBA-II) anchored the event. Prof  Arvind Kumar, Registrar proposed vote of thanks.

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