The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur organised an online workshop on ‘National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and Action Points for IITs on Engineers’ day 2021.
Rakesh Ranjan, Additional Secretary, Technical Education, Ministry of Education, was present in the event along with eminent speakers, Prof RK Shevgaonkar, Professor Emeritus, IIT Bombay, and Former Director, IIT Delhi; and Prof Sarit Kumar Das, Institute Chair Professor, IIT Madras, and Former Director, IIT Ropar.
Mr Ranjan said “National Education Policy 2020 acknowledges the need for alternate pathways to learning. NEP2020 emphasises on the flexibility and higher mobility for faculty & students; research, innovation & entrepreneurship; multidisciplinary education; internationalisation of education; providing opportunities to students of regional languages, and vocational education and its integration with higher education.
For the same, we need the IITs to expand its reach of knowledge sharing through online courses and programmes and improve industry-academia linkages by utilising National Research Foundation. The multidisciplinary program culture of IITs is a progressive element to provide wider spectrum of courses to students. NEP 2020 promotes the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment resulting in improved governance reforms”.
Prof RK Shevgaonkar said earlier, the higher education system was severely fragmented with less emphasis on the development of cognitive skills and learning outcomes.
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