National Education Policy will steer India into a global hub of education: Governor

Hyderabad, Aug 13: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said on

Thursday that the National Education Policy 2020 will leverage India to

emerge as the global hub of education.

She said the recently unveiled NEP 2020 will usher in massive reforms

and restructuring of the education system in the country and will promote

the 21st century-needs based education.

The Governor was interacting with the eminent personalities in the field of

education and educational administration through a webinar on the topic

of “Perspectives on National Education Policy 2020: Road Map for

Telangana,” from Raj Bhavan, here.

The NEP 2020 is going to exhaustively revamp different areas of

education and will emphasise on student-centric initiatives and heralds a

vibrant academic and research atmosphere in the country.

“The measures like establishing Multidisciplinary Education and Research

Universities (MERUs), multiple entry and exit options to students, focus

on interdisciplinary studies, and promotion of research through National

Research Foundation and stress on skill training, entrepreneurship

development, employability skills, vocational courses will take the Indian

education to an altogether different league,” Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan


Elaborating on the policy initiatives, the Governor pointed out that this

particular NEP has also given priority to the pre-primary schooling and on

the children’s nutritional needs. It highlighted the importance of primary

education in mother tongue which will facilitate the stress-free learning

among the children.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan expressed confidence that if properly

implemented with the participation of all the stakeholders, the NEP 2020

would contribute for the creation of knowledge-based economy and help

India to emerge as the knowledge-superpower.

Referring to the opportunities for Telangana State, the governor

expressed optimism saying that the Telangana has got the potential to be

the hub of higher education too as it had already emerged as the hub of

pharma, medicine, and Information Technology fields .

UGC Member and EFLU Vice-Chancellor Prof. E. Suresh Kumar spoke on

languages, communication and employability skills, while Anna University

former vice-chancellor Prof. Bala Gurusamy gave a talk on

multidisciplinary universities and affiliation issues, TSCHE vice-chairman

Prof. V. Venkata Ramana spoke on technology and technical education,

CESS director Prof. E. Revathi deliberated on school education issues,

while UGC Member Prof. Shiva Raj discussed on the science and research

issues, and NALSAR University of Law Registrar Prof. V. Balakista Reddy

presented the issues related to legal education and its promotion.

The panel speakers at the webinar initiated by the Governor said that it

was a unique initiative by the Governor and called for increased

interactions and consultations with all the stakeholders for better implimenttion of NEP 2020.

-Press note

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