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PM Modi addresses conclave on new National Education Policy, here are the highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about various aspects of the new education policy in his inaugural address at the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy. The conclave is organised by the Ministry of...

By|Edited by Nandini | Aug 07, 2020 17:06 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave the inaugural address at the Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy. The conclave has been organized by Ministry of Education along with the University Grants Commission (UGC). The Prime Minister joined the conclave through video-conferencing.

Throwing light on various aspects of the new education policy, the Prime Minister urged all to work towards implementation of new national education policy.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Minister of State for Communications Sanjay Dhotre participated in the event along with a number of dignitaries, including, Chairman and Members, Committee for Draft NEP as well as eminent academicians/scientists.

PM Modi in his inaugural address said, “Today the new education policy is widely discussed across the country. People from different fields, ideologies are giving their views and reviewing the policy. This is a healthy debate that will benefit the country’s education system. National Education Policy has been approved after a long brainstorming session with millions of suggestions and after 3-4 years of extensive deliberations.”

“After the National Education Policy was released, no section of the country said that the policy is biased. It is a matter of happiness,” the PM added. He said that now all eyes are on the implementation of such a big reform in the education sector. The objective of this policy is to keep its current and next generations future-ready, he added.

Talking about the multi-disciplinary programmes and multiple entry and exit options, the PM said, “Every student should get an opportunity to follow their passion. They can pursue any degree or course and can leave according to their convenience and requirement without any loss of credits.”


11:40 am IST

PM Modi’s address concludes

PM Modi concluded his speech by thanking everyone who has worked tirelessly for the new education policy and invited everyone to contribute in shaping the future of 21st century through this policy

11:39 am IST

‘Purpose of education is to make good human being with skill and expertise’, PM Modi quotes Dr Kalam

PM Modi said quoting Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, “Purpose of education to make good human beings with skill and expertise”

11:37 am IST

PM Modi asks people to conduct webinars, discuss on road map of implementation

PM Modi also asked everyone to conduct webinars and hold discussions in order to create road map of its implementation

11:35 am IST

NEP focuses on teacher-training: PM

NEP focuses on upskilling of teachers and teacher-training. We have kept in mind the dignity of teachers. When a teacher learns, a nation leads, the PM said.

11:33 am IST

We will give autonomy to various institutions: PM

Our government has started giving autonomous status to various institutions. We will give autonomy to many more institutions in future, the PM said.

11:32 am IST

Emphasis on coding, concept of virtual labs will take education in India forward: PM

Emphasis on coding, concept of virtual labs will take education in India forward, the PM said

11:30 am IST

NEP will help curb the gap between education and research: PM

New education policy will help curb the gap between education and research, PM Modi said

11:28 am IST

India can provide talent and technology to world: PM Modi

India has the capacity to provide talent and technology to the world. Technology has given us the medium to reach even to the last person of the country. Technology will help in better content and course, PM Modi said.

11:25 am IST

Students can re-skill and up-skill: PM Modi

Students can re-skill and upskill. NEP allows student to learn the skill they are interested in, PM Modi said.

11:24 am IST

Every student should follow their passion: PM Modi

Multidisciplinary course Multiple entry and exit options will allow the students to study what they want to study and how much to study. Students can leave the course whenever they want, PM Modi said.

11:21 am IST

NEP focusses on ‘How to think’ : PM Modi

Currently the education system focuses on ‘What to think’ but this NEP focusses on ‘How to think’. Now-a-days, every information is available on internet. But students need to know what they have to consume, PM Modi said

11:19 am IST

We have to make our students a global citizen: PM Modi

We have to make our students a global citizen but they should be connected with their roots too.NEP is focussing on this aspect, PM Modi said

11:17 am IST

Holistic approach was needed to improve education in India: PM

Holistic approach was needed to improve education in India and NEP is doing this successfully, PM Modi said

11:15 am IST

All eyes on the implementation of NEP: PM Modi

After introducing such a big reform through this New Education Policy, all eyes are on its implementation, PM Modi said,

11:15 am IST

India did not see major changes in education policy for last many years: PM

For the last many years there were no major changes in education policy, PM Modi said.

11:13 am IST

NEP will lay foundation for 21st century India: PM Modi

New Education Policy is the foundation of strengthening the 21st century India. Every student will be future- ready and will contribute to nation building, PM Modi said.

11:11 am IST

NEP approved after extensive discussion over 3-4 years: PM Modi

National Education Policy was approved after extensive discussions over 3-4 years and deliberation over lakhs of suggestions, PM Narendra Modi said

11:09 am IST

None of the sectors questioned about NEP being bias: PM Modi

I have not witnessed any sector questioning on the policy of it being bias, PM Modi said

11:08 am IST

World is talking about India’s new education policy : PM Modi

The world is talking about our new education policy. It has invited a healthy debate, PM Modi said.

11:07 am IST

This conclave will tell the world about India’s new education policy: PM Modi

This conclave will discuss about the various aspects of the New Education Policy which will be helpful in implementing it, PM Modi said.

11:05 am IST

PM Modi begins inaugural address at higher education conclave

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’.

10:51 am IST

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal congratulates all for NEP 2020

Union human resource development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank congratulated everyone for presenting the new education policy. He said the policy will lead to a major transformation in the education sector.

10:45 am IST

A strong school education leads to quality higher education: Sanjay Dhotre

We have focussed on strengthening school level education which will automatically lead to quality higher education, minister Sanjay Dhotre said in the conclave.

10:43 am IST

NEP focuses on national development

Sanjay Dhotre Minister of State for Education, Communications, Electronics & IT said, “Even after getting degree, students lack life skill which is needed for employment. We have included 21st century life skills in New Education Policy, which will be taught to students from school-level so that they are job ready.”

10:38 am IST

NRF will work closely with NETF to include technology in education system: Kasturirangan

National Research Foundation will work closely with National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) to enable scientific steps to include technology in education system, says K Kasturirangan, an Indian space scientist who has played a crucial role in drafting the New Education Policy 2020.

10:25 am IST

Significant aspects of education to be discussed in the conclave

The conclave will have sessions dedicated to significant aspects of education covered under the National Education Policy, 2020 like holistic, multidisciplinary and futuristic education, quality research and equitable use of technology for better reach in education, according to a statement.

10:21 am IST

Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy begins

The Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy has started. The conclave is organised by the Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission (UGC)

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