National Education Policy: Fountainhead for unleashing potential of Demographic Dividend for the New India

No.PR-197 August 7, 2020 New Delhi National Education Policy: Fountainhead for unleashing potential of Demographic Dividend for the New India NEP 2000 is trying to establish the bridge between school, higher education and industry-leading to the future mission for the growth of the country, said Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Ministry of Education, Government of India in the session organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 'E-Conclave on National Education Policy 2020'. Dr. Biswajit Saha mentioned that the framework of National Education Policy is poised for future development of the nation. The policy talks about how early intervention will increase participation in vocational education in school and higher education. Dr Saha further asserted that the policy is in the direction for energizing the young population and reframe the national curriculum giving transformation and implementable action plan in school and higher education. The core objective of imparting education is getting transformative in the coming times and intended to increase industry participation, said Dr. Biswajit Saha. He added that the policy is giving a wider spectrum of opportunities to the student, allowing them to think for different avenues so that they can experience and decide the new focus areas. There is a need to train teachers to transform the education system and participation of stakeholders bringing a positive environment among parents and students, said Dr. Biswajit Saha. Dr. Aarti Srivastava, Department of Higher and Professional Education, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) mentioned that higher education is the engine for growth and propels all other sectors. She enlightened the delegates about the key features and principles of the New Education Policy 2020. While mentioning about the numerous changes happening in the world, opening up a lot of different career opportunities in a multi-fold manner, she mentioned that the education policy needs to meet these future demands by rejuvenating and liberating the approach. There is a paradigm shift in the structure of education and setting up a Higher education committee in India is in the pipeline. This will be substituting the other councils of higher education. Talking about the challenges in the implementation of NEP 2020, she expressed the participation of private sector as well. We as education warriors in our maximum capacity will implement this policy in the best possible manner, she said. Research is an important part of a student’s life and we are catering the same through the education system that will help to enhance critical thinking in the students, said Dr. Aarti Srivastava. Mr. Jagdish Chand Chaudhary, CMD, Aakash Educational Services Ltd while giving an outline of the Indian education system highlighted that there is a need for inculcating education at home for making India brighter and empowering rural areas and villages. He mentioned that the heroes in our education system are the teachers and we need to train them so that they can establish the new education policy. Dr. Kamlesh Vyas, Partner, Deloitte deliberated that India is now moving towards the new education policy that will have long-lasting impact in building a better India. Different stakeholders and industries need to work together to make this policy successful. Talking about different aspects of the education policy, he mentioned that these aspects will help to integrate into the global education system. The pressure of career decisions will be minimized with flexible opportunities by multiple entries and exit options. Dr. D K Aggarwal, President, PHDCCI in his presidential address while lauding the recent developments in the education policy mentioned that this is a transformation policy that will give new define the foundation of education in a developing nation. The new education policy focuses on universalization of education from pre-school to secondary level and introducing new subjects to step up in the global world. There is a reduction of curriculum and to propagate learning interactively based on practical learning. The focus is on the practice of concepts and making education more flexible, practical, learning, and diversified. The focus on enhancing education infrastructure is a remarkable step by the ministry, said Dr. Aggarwal. Dr. Vishwa Mohan Bansal, Chair, Education Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry while giving an industry outlook, its challenges, and opportunities, lauded the new education policy. He mentioned that there is a need for smooth implementation of the new education policy by taking the support of PHDCCI and other industry stakeholders. Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary-General, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry delivered a formal vote of thanks to all the delegates in the session. The session was moderated by Dr. Jatinder Singh, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The e-Conclave was attended by many industry stalwarts and academicians. Ends Media Division PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry