Vice-President of India M. Venkaih Naidu has suggested the people of India to look at the National Education Policy with a keen eye. He appealed the people on Sunday to study, analyse and debate the draft New Education Policy and not to come to hasty conclusions.
The National Education Policy, whose first draft was submitted by the New HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, was proposed by the panel constituted by the Prakahsh Javedkar (the former HRD Minister). The draft has proposed many eminent aspects that can grow the education sector at a good pace. But one of the mentions in the draft- to make Hindi language mandatory as one of the three major languages to be taught in schools, the South states are creating a lot of hustle against the decision.
Mr. Niadu has offered many suggestions to the state holders and academia to bring more changes and fresh add-ons in the draft presented. His comments came in backdrop of a controversy over the recommendation of an HRD Ministry panel.
His one of the suggestions followed the reducing load of school bags, promoting sports, inculcating morals, scientific and rationale temperament, history should become part of the curriculum.
The Indian Institute of Petroleum organised an ‘Industry Academic Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics,” where Naidu inaugurated the the two-day conference and called for establishing a symbolic relationship between academia and the industry to create an ecosystem for innovation to thrive and generate employment for the youth.
- The corporate entities should identify specific specific areas of interest and fund doctoral and post-doctoral research connected to them.
- Set-up a special corpus or fund for financing research projects that would lead to innovations, benefit this society and economy of the country.
- Students must not be only employable but also possess life skills, language skills, technological skills and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
On concluding he said that India was once known as ‘Vishwaguru,’ the country must once again become the global hub for knowledge and innovation.”
The feedback portal for the general public on New Education Policy draft is open before 30th June, 2019. The final draft will be presented in the cabinet in the same day.