Bathinda: The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) organized a webinar on Friday on “National Education Policy (N.E.P.) 2020: Paradigms of the 21st Century in Higher Education”. The CUPB Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) conducted this program as part of a series of webinars on NEP-2020 under the auspices of the Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari. On this occasion, Prof. T. V. Kattimani, Vice Chancellor of the Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh, Vizianagaram, was the main speaker.
At the beginning of this webinar, IQAC Director Prof. S.K. Bawa welcomed the guests and highlighted the program topic and its goals. While introducing the keynote speaker to attendees, Prof. Bawa mentioned that Prof. Kattimani is a recognized academic and was a member of the editorial board of NEP-2020.
At the beginning of his presentation, Prof. Kattimani said that NEP-2020 addresses the general problem of the shortage of skilled workers in our society, which somehow the system cannot produce successfully. Quoting the ideology of our national leaders, he mentioned that practical training, knowledge and work were an important part of the ancient education system in India which played an important role in developing the working temperament among people. He mentioned that NEP-2020 has linked the ancient Indian values with the modern education system by introducing innovative reforms like teaching mother tongue to 5th Standard vocational skills training for students aged 6 and overth From class onwards, interdisciplinary education in secondary education, more comprehensive options for higher education and integrated course systems with multiple entry and exit points. He added that NEP-2020 is focused on building the scientific temperament among students and providing holistic education that instills artistry and patriotism in youth.
During his address, Prof. Kattimani stated that NEP-2020 focuses on promoting indigenous skills, imparting knowledge of local demographics and promoting innovative thinking among students so that they can find solutions to the current problems of our society. He said that the innovative reforms introduced in NEP-2020 with a curriculum based on learning outcomes; By assessing holistic development with progress reports and lifelong learning opportunities for teachers, a high quality results-oriented education system is ensured for all. At the end of his speech, Prof. Kattimani thanked the Vice Chancellor of the CUPB, Prof. Tiwari, for the invitation to give a lecture on NEP-2020.
The honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari praised Prof. Kattimani for his scientific discourse with extensive emphasis on all requirements of the NEP-2020. He agreed with the view that NEP-2020 blends the best old practices with the modern system, setting the roadmap for holistic education embedded in life skills and values to produce responsible citizens who care about humanity, nature and self-reliance sustainable practices. Prof. Tiwari also mentioned that it is the first time that our country has an educational policy that is “Bharat Centric” and is embedded in the cultural and moral context. This will contribute to the holistic development of the youth.
Towards the end, registrar Shri K.P.S. Mundra held the formal thank you vote.
The program began with Kulgeet University recitation and ended with the singing of the national anthem.
This webinar was hosted by Prof. V.K. Garg, Dean Student Welfare, Prof. R.K. Wusirika, Dean Incharge Academics, Faculty, Staff and Students of the University.