Pandey claims new education policy to be out by Dec

Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, announced on July 25 that the Centre is drafting the education policy taking consideration from all stakeholders.

At an educational event organised by ASSOCHAM, Pandey revealed, “We are formulating a draft education policy, which will be ready by this December. We invite suggestions from all stakeholders – that is people from all walks of life.”

Along with ISRO’s former head Kasturirangan, the panel appointed to draft out the NEP includes:

– Former IAS officer K J Alphonse Kanamthanam
– Baba Saheb Ambedkar University of Social Sciences VC Ram Shanker Kureel
– Karnataka State Innovation Council former secretary member M K Shridhar
– Language communication expert T V Kattimani
– Guwahati University Persian language professor Mazhar Asif
– Uttar Pradesh’s former education director Krishan Mohan Tripathi
– Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava
– SNDT University former VC Vasudha Kamat

When asked about the request by JNU VC to the Centre to install a battle tank on the campus, Pandey replied to the reporters, “Why no questions are asked about the pioneering research projects done by the institution? Why only other issues?”

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