New education policy a blessing for 10,000 technical universities AICTE
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All India Unaided Colleges organized a webinar. The chairman, vice-chairman, member secretary, AICTE were speakers on this occasion

Bathinda: The Association of Self-Financing Technical Institutions (FSFTI), the Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) and the Joint Association of Colleges (JAC) jointly organized a webinar on the impact of the new education policy on technical education: opportunities and challenges. Professor Anil. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of AICTE, was the main guest on this occasion. Dr. MP Poonia, Vice Chairman of AICTE, and Professor Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary of AICTE New Delhi, were guests of honor at this webinar. Dr. Anshu Kataria, chairman of the FSFTI; PUCA; The Aryans Group of Colleges moderated this session.

Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman of AICTE, said during his address that the new education policy will change the education system across the country. Politicians have all the ingredients to address the issues that have affected technical education in the country and overcome the crisis, he added. While the industry seeks quality and skilled workforce, the system has produced many graduates who are unsuitable for employment. This policy has laid the foundations for a futuristic education in India that also solves employment problems.

Dr. AICTE vice chairman M. P. Poonia said during the interaction that after 34 years the Modi government has taken a huge initiative by introducing a new education policy. However, this policy has presented many opportunities and challenges. On the one hand, more than 10,000 universities of applied sciences across the country have the ability to offer multidisciplinary courses, but at the same time institutes with high quality education would survive.

Poonia added that the tiered autonomy will be granted to institutions based on the performance of the institute, which will be very supportive of the universities. Universities need to upgrade with the latest technology so they can compete with the best universities in the world, he said.

Professor Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary of AICTE, said the policy provides for a broad, multidisciplinary, holistic basic education with a flexible curriculum, creative subject combinations, integration of vocational training and multiple entry and exit points with appropriate certification. The focus will be on testing concepts and applying knowledge, he added.

RS Munirathanam (Tamil Nadu); Shri KVK Rao (Andhra / Telangana); Professor Ramdas (Maharashtra); Dr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal (Punjab); Professor Lalit Aggarwal (Delhi and Haryana); Dr. Arvind Agarwal (Rajasthan); Purushotam Sharma (Himachal Pradesh); Engg. BS Yadav (Madhya Pradesh); Janak Khandelwal (Gujarat); Bijoyananda Chowdhury (northeast); Utpal Das (West Bengal); Sardar Satnam Singh Sandhu; Amit Sharma; Sardar Jagjit Singh (Punjab) was the speaker for the webinar. More than 5,000 technical colleges from the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Northeast etc. participated in this webinar.

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