Pune: The first meeting of the steering committee formed for the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was held at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) on Tuesday. Dr. Nitin Karamalkar, Chairman of the 2020 Education Policy Implementation Committee and former SPPU vice-chancellor, said that the implementation of the 2020 Education Policy across all universities was assessed during this meeting.
The first day of the steering committee meeting was jointly organized by the National Higher and Technical Education Office and SPPU.
On this occasion, Senior Scientist Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, Director of Higher and Technical Education Department Dr. Shailendra Deolankar, Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan, Chairman of Executive Committee of NAAC, Vice Chancellor of State Skill University Dr. Apoorva Palkar, Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis University Dr. Vidya Yerwadekar, and representatives from several universities attended.
“This meeting was about the committee’s visits to universities. At the first meeting, the steps taken in accordance with the education policy of each university, issues of different varsities and their actions taken were reviewed,” Prof. Karmalkar stated.
“Education Policy 2020 Plus should be implemented on the basis of available information rather than opinions. Flexibility and freedom are crucial components in this,” said senior scientist Dr. Mashelkar.
prof. Patwardhan said during his speech: “For the benefit of education policy, the current method needs to be fundamentally changed. There is now an urgent need to establish a community of thinkers by reintroducing India’s original education system.”