NEP will play significant role in making India a knowledge superpower: J&K L-G

Published on Nov 30, 2022 01:16 AM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday launched several key initiatives under the National Education Policy (NEP) in Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said inter-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary education are at the heart of the policy to train future innovators and leaders. (PTI File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said inter-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary education are at the heart of the policy to train future innovators and leaders. (PTI File Photo)
ByPress Trust of India, Jammu

The National Education Policy (NEP) will play a significant role in making India a “knowledge superpower”, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Tuesday after launching several key initiatives under the policy.

He said NEP will equip students with a wide range of skills required for a knowledge society.

Sinha launched various digital initiatives, such as e-samarth, feedback, biometric attendance, sparrow and annual transfer portals, to bring in transparency and accountability in the education department.

Under the policy, several agreements were also signed between the government and universities to achieve the desired target.

Sinha said inter-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary education are at the heart of the policy to train future innovators and leaders.

The Lieutenant Governor highlighted the transformation taking place in the education sector under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Maintaining that Jammu and Kashmir has taken the lead in the implementation of the NEP, Sinha said future higher education and learning will be more dynamic, adaptable and personalised like a liquid learning model platform to seamlessly blend the ideas from different disciplines to prepare students for varied and comprehensive knowledge in a rapidly shifting world.

“Environmental, scientific, technological transformation and globalisation have increased the pace of socio-economic changes. Problem-based learning will make the students familiar with real-world situations and develop thinking and creativity skills,” he said.

The Lieutenant Governor said the recommendations implemented in undergraduate programmes in all collegesfrom the 2022-23 session will bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills, provide resources and choice for research and flexibility in completing degree programmes.

He said schools and the education system must strive to prepare students for the real world and they would require at least six skills -- curiosity, critical thinking, adaptability, effective communication, teamwork and collaboration -- to become more productive and successful in their chosen career.

He said the NEP had put special emphasis on engagement and involvement in both classrooms as well as field study.

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