One Day Conference on the New Education Policy

“If the students commit suicide, failing in the ‘rat race’ of the unhealthy education, it is the direct symptom of the failure of an education system. They need to receive a holistic education which hones their skills and improves their knowledge.”, said, Prof.  T V Kattimani, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarakantak, M P. He was addressing the delegates of a One Day Conference on the New Education Policy organised by Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College (Autonomous) Ujire on 29 July 2019. In his keynote address, he elaborated on the vision, mission and the motto of the New Education Policy, explaining the philosophy and backdrop of the draft.

The Draft New Education Policy is now available in the public domain for suggestions and opinions. [ ] A committee,  headed by the former head of ISRO, Dr. Kasturirangan presented this proposal recently to the Govt of India for implementation. The policy revisits educational aspects of India from the primary to the tertiary levels suggesting paradigm shifts in the key areas. Prof. Kattimani was one of the members of the drafting committee of the Policy.

Dr. B Yashovarma, Secretary, SDM Educational Society, Ujire in his introductory words said, “Education is one of the largest service industries in the country”. Employability is one of the important aspects of education and therefore, “It is not the university marks that are important but the skills that one instils”.

The afternoon session of the Conference focussed mainly on various aspects of the Draft NEP. Prof. Kattimani threw light on various aspects of the policy frameworks designed and initiated the discussions. It was developed by the delegates. A number of queries regarding the draft were addressed and the delegates shared their opinion with the chief guest.

The conference was attended by nearly 150 delegates comprising of  Principals, Registrars, Heads of the Departments and staff members of Higher Educational Institutions of Karnataka.

Prof. S Satheeshchandra, Principal of the college presided over the function. Dr. B A Kumara Hegde and Ms Chitra Mastered the Ceremony.