Veer Kunwar Singh University proudly announces a University wide webinar on the role of teachers in the implementation of the new National Education Policy. This is being organized in collaboration with Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM – Dakshin Bihar Prant) & NITI AAYOG
Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89365675408?pwd=NjJRa2VNU3JFakZTTE16SmNkUkJyUT09
Meeting ID: 893 6567 5408
Video elaborating the NEP 2020 highlights: https://youtu.be/TQSQGFUeZuI
Main Program Time:
|Date:||26 February 2021||Time:||From 2 PM to 5 PM|
Inaugural Session: Session link will be online starting at 1:45 pm
|1. Invocation||Prof. Krishna Kant Singh, DSW, VKSU||3 Minutes|
|2. Welcome Address||Prof. Nand Kishore Sah, Pro-VC, VKSU||5 Minutes|
|3. Introduction||Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Prant Coordinator, BSM||5 Minutes|
|4. Keynote Speaker -Theme 1||Dr. Deepti Kumari, PU, member BPSC||25 Minutes|
|5. Chief Guest -Theme 2||Prof. Arun Diwaker Nath Bajpai, VC ABV University||15 Minutes|
|6. Presidential address on Theme 3 and concluding remarks of the inaugural session||Prof. D. P. Tewari, VC, VKSU||10 Minutes|
|7. Vote of Thanks||Dr. Amrendra Narayan, Nodal officer, VKSU||5 Minutes|
Breakout Session : Each of the following is a parallel track and will last for 45 minutes
|Parallel Tracks||Agenda||Track Leader|
|1. Track 1||Research oriented approach in teaching||Dr. Nikhil Kumar|
|2. Track 2||Solution for social issues by research||Prof. Krishna Kant Singh|
|3. Track 3||Sanskrit the foundation for many languages||Dr. Abha Singh|
|4. Track 4||Performance evaluation of teachers: A step towards reshaping education||Prof. N. K. Sah|
|5. Track 5||Bharatiyata in education: philosophical and historical aspects||Prof. Kismat Kr Singh|
|1. Track wise presentation||Track Leaders||15 Minutes (together)|
|2. Valedictory Address||Dr. Hira Singh, C.C.D.C||10 Minutes|
|3. Feedback Submission||All participants||15 Minutes|
|4. Vote of Thanks||Dr. Shivparsan Singh, Proctor||5 Minutes|
Other relevant information:
Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal along with NITI Aayog organised its Third Conference of Academic Leadership (CAL3) on ‘Teacher’s role in NEP Implementation ’on 18 January 2021. A total of 312 academicians participated. Out of these, more than 275 Higher education institutes, 27 Chancellors & Chairmen, 81 Directors of IIT/ IIM/ IIIT and other institutes of national importance, 168 Vice Chancellors of which 18 from Central, 6 from Open, 100 from State and 44 from Private Universities attended.
Honourable Vice Chairman NITI Aayog Dr. Rajiv Kumar was keynote speaker and Shri Mukul Kanitkar, Honourable National Organising Secretary BSM delivered the introductory speech. Welcome Speech was delivered by Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Honourable President BSM and Shri Devendra Panwar, National Assistant Treasurer BSM gave the vote of thanks. The Program was convened by Shri. Mahesh Dabak, National Joint General Secretary BSM.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar commenced his address by referring to the deeply rooted ethos of Bharat which strongly believes in the crucial & respectful role of the Guru. The National Education Policy (NEP) 20 has been announced and its implementation is a major task ahead of us, he said. He assured all the support from NITI Aayog for its effective implementation.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar stressed the critical need of a ‘People’s Movement’ (Jan Andolan) without which progress in the implementation of NEP 20 would never be possible. The policy can only be implemented by people having a sense of fulfilment (Santosh Dhan). Fulfilment is the richest asset an individual can possess, he added. The Economic Theory of Demand relates to limited means to satisfy unlimited wants. But if teachers learn to be fulfilled and pledge to be committed to reach the goal, implementation of NEP in its true spirit, would materialise.
NEP aims at achieving a G.E.R. of 50% in higher education by the year 2035 from the present 26.3%. The issue of concern here is to analyse whether we have the infrastructure or capacities to achieve 50% G.E.R. Even if we do gear up to meet this end, let us realise that it is not the best as Korea boasts of a 76% G.E.R. So, a systematic, step by step, Annual Plan needs to be chalked out to reach our goal.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar called for the need of controlling the high drop-out rates at the higher secondary school level through State schooling and Open/ Distance learning. He also drew everyone’s attention to the possible challenge of a degree to be awarded by Universities engaged in research and teaching or in either research or teaching as proposed in the NEP.
While expressing concern towards the issue of attracting our own people teaching in foreign universities, he stressed the genuine need of finding out ways and means to create a flexible environment, without any rigidity or red-tapism in our education system. Similarly, it is absolutely essential to make productive use of our Alumna teaching abroad, by motivating and incentivising them to guide our teachers here.
A crucial matter mentioned by him was about the urgent need of having clusters of Institutions for Science & Technology, in which ongoing meetings & interactions between faculties would be facilitated.
Referring to the inferior feeling we have about the quality of our education, Dr. Rajiv Kumar said that it is important to overcome the same, as we must realise that we are the best in the world. An alarming number of 7.5 lakh students from Bharat go abroad for education. There is a critical need of reversing this flow of students by rebranding our education system and making Bharat, a destination for students across the world, he asserted.
In conclusion, he drew everyone’s attention to the teacher’s role in creating a synergy in the education system for which they need to be incentivised and accorded the status they deserve. Qualities like positive attitude, commitment to perform a ‘Yajna’, reviving the Gurukul tradition, celebration of ‘Teachers Day’ not only on September 5th but every day, are a must for every teacher. Let the teaching profession not be taken as a last resort but let it be one of choice. Only then will the ethos of NEP 20 unfold itself in our education system in the right perspective, he clarified. In this direction, the target of proposed programs in all 739 districts, all universities & institutions of national importance of Bharat to create more clarity regarding the NEP, he suggested.
Shri Mukul Kanitkar explained in detail the process of formation of NEP 2020. After 5 years of hard work and number of brainstorming sessions, 66-page document of NEP 20 was prepared. This has been approved by Government of Bharat on 29 July 2020.
He mainly emphasised the central role of teachers for effective implementation of NEP 20. He believes that teachers must be awakened for taking all challenges of education as they are most creative. He further stated that all solutions to the various problems in education are with teachers and nothing can stop them.
Shri. Mukul Kanitkar suggested 4 points for effective implementation of NEP:
- Teachers must own NEP 20
- Orientation of teachers
- 70% of NEP can be implemented by each university and its teachers
- Develop suitable curricula/ syllabus for various courses suitable for multiple entry & exit
He also suggested that Higher education must be brought into various national & regional languages as most textbooks of various subjects are in English, we need original writing of text books in Bharatiya languages including the tribal dialects. The proposed chain of programmes to trigger the Jan Abhiyan need to enlist challenges in implementation of NEP 20 and dare teachers to propose creative resolutions.
Shri. Mukul Kanitkar appealed to all academicians to prepare action plan for implementation of:
- Research intensive university, II. Teaching intensive university,
- De-affiliation of colleges,
- How MERU universities would be developed, and V. How Medical Universities can be multi-disciplinary.
He specifically mentioned that BSM will conduct programs in all 739 districts, all Universities and institutions of National Importance throughout the country in next 45 days. He concluded by thanking Dr. Rajiv Kumar for transformation of NITI Aayog and true deserver of the title of ‘Rishi’ of modern Bharat.
After the session, all participants were divided in groups for discussion about implementation of NEP and role of Teachers. Everyone participated enthusiastically and gave many good suggestions for the same. All agreed to take lead in their area and institutions for conducting programs on NEP.
Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi in his valedictory speech, focused on training of teachers. He explained the need of dedicated and intelligent teachers for development of education in Bharat. If there are no good teachers, then there is no meaning of having only beautiful buildings on the campus of university. He also pointed out that along with good teachers, we also need very good students. He suggested appointing talented brains into teaching faculty in academia. He also pointed out that our toppers are not attracted to stay as faculty in our universities & colleges. We need to develop university campuses so rich in such a way that our student would have a great academic life along with personal development. University must inspire young generation of students as well as society in general.
He advocated encouragement and respect for the teachers. He also pointed out that the online education is not going to be substitute to teachers. He emphasised the importance of close contact between teachers and students for effective teaching-learning process.
He concluded by pointing out that Bharat is going to be the youngest country in the world and this demographic dividend is going to be very useful for development of Bharat. National Assistant In-Charge Institutional Project Shri. Subramanya B.A. introduced the speakers. National Assistant Treasurer Shri. Devendra Panwar gave vote of thanks.