NEP-2020 should reduce inequality & socio-educational gap: Dr. Indira
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NEP-2020 should reduce inequality & socio-educational gap: Dr. Indira

November 22, 2020

Mysuru: The National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) seeks to have a ‘Holistic Institution’ with multiple discipline, mutual learning and respect to other discipline. According to All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) 2019 Report, there are 993 Universities, 39,931 Colleges and 10,725 Stand Alone Institutions which are registered.

It is time to unlearn and relearn among these Higher Educational Institutions to implement NEP-2020 to reduce inequality and socio-educational gap in the country, said city’s noted Sociologist and Professor Dr. R. Indira.

She was speaking at the webinar on Implication of NEP-2020 on Higher Education organised by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDM -IMD) under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) banner on Nov. 18. 

Dr. Indira said, NEP-2020 is a vision document which details the things which can be carried out for the betterment of Indian Education System. Even though some of the initiatives in the document are already in place in many institutions, the autonomy to frame the syllabus, more focused approach towards innovation, multi-discipline Universities and corporatisation of higher education are some of the core concepts which Higher Educational Institutions should now focus upon. Further, the institutions should have clear plans for social inclusiveness and growth as a research-teaching Universities, she said.

Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDM-IMD, emphasised the importance of educational institutions in bringing a greater social awareness among students.

Dr. B. Yashoverma, Secretary of SDM Educational Trust, Ujire, was present on the occasion. 

Dr. M.V. Sunil, Nodal Officer of UBA at SDM-IMD, coordinated the programme. 

Faculty members, research scholars and educationist participated in the webinar.

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