National Seminar on “Quality Ecosystem through NEP-2020” was organised jointly by NITTTR Chandigarh and Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Punjab. It was focused on promoting the interdisciplinary research via education in regional languages for the inclusive growth of the youth at grass root level. The National Education Policy 2020 was observed as a great opportunity to transform Indian Education Ecosystem to meet the present and future challenges on various fronts.
Chief Guest Sh. Mukul Kanitkar, Akhil Bhartiya Sangathan Mantri, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Nagpur in his address mentioned that even after independence we were dependent on the education policy provided by British East India Company. He stated that NEP-2020 is the first Education Policy of Independent India which has introduced comprehensive reforms aiming towards Indianisation of Education to actualize the vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat. He asserted that NEP-2020 considers the need to provide value-based holistic education in the mother tongue language, offer vocational training for skill development, enable experiential & experiment-based learning to develop scientific temperament and encourage multidisciplinary & interdisciplinary studies to promote innovative research for the overall development of students.
Guest of Honour Shri. Pankaj Nafde Sanparks Sah-Pramukh Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Nagpur in his address put forward the views on Indian society and new education system. He said that Indian education was based on society. It was completely independent of the government system. In ancient times many world class universities like Nalanda and Taxila were in India. The ancient education system involved values as part of education. The National Education Policy 2020 envisage to provide quality education with value system.
The workshop was started with the wwlcome address of Prof. S.S. Pattnaik, Director, NITTTR, Chandigarh who briefed the audience about ‘NEP-2020 Initiatives of NITTTR Chandigarh’. He emphasized that the large exodus of students opting for higher education from several developed countries spend a huge amount of money on education. In this scenario, MOOCs can play an important role. According to him, the NEP 2020 through MOOCs will enable the mode of virtual-immersive-distributed learning which can change many aspects of the Indian education system. Prof Pattanaik further put emphasis on various other aspects of NEP like ubiquitous learning, evolution of digital ecosystem leading to ‘Education 4.0 and beyond’ for the Development for Yuva Sashaktikaran for Nation Building.
More than 400 participants from different part of the nation attended the seminar which was organized in blended (online/offline) mode. The seminar ended with Concluding Remarks by Chief Guest Sh. Mukul Kanitkar, Akhil Bhartiya Sangathan Mantri, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Nagpur. It was coordinated by Shri Devinder Singh Prant Sanyojak Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal Punjab, Prof. B. S. Pabla Professor and Prof. Rupinder Singh, Mechanical Engineering Department, NITTTR Chandigarh.