NEP 2020 can become the bridge between school, higher education and industry: PHDCC

There is a need for expeditious and meticulous implementation of the New Education Policy (NEP 2020) and the challenges can be met by taking the support of PHDCCI and other industry stakeholders says  Dr. Vishwa Mohan Bansal, Chairman of the chamber. He was speaking at an ‘E-Conclave on National Education Policy 2020’ organized by his chamber on August 7 which was attended by many industry stalwarts and academicians.

Dr. Biswajit Saha, Director, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), who spoke on the ocassion, 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. “The policy is in the direction for energizing the young population. The core objective of imparting education is will be transformative in the coming times and intended to increase industry participation,” he added. 

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. 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. “We as education warriors in our maximum capacity will implement this policy in the best possible manner, Research is an important part of a student’s life and to enhance critical thinking in the students,”  she said. 

Jagdish Chand Chaudhary, CMD, Aakash Educational Services highlighted 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,” he added. 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 new  education policy as  a transformation policy. “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,” Dr. Aggarwal added. 

The session was moderated by Dr. Jatinder Singh, Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry