Last updated: January 25, 2023, 10:22 AM IST
India will showcase its strength, heritage, pool of resources and initiatives under the New National Education Policy (NEP) at the first G20 Education Working Group meeting to be held under his chairmanship in February this year.
India has for the first time sought input from participating countries on their industry best practices to create a “futuristic template” that works as a roadmap for collaborations in improving access to education and job generation across the globe. world, officials said.
This template of best practices from participating countries will be shared at a seminar on January 31 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras research park, which will be the precursor to the G20 meetings to be held on February 1 and 2. held. in Chennai. “As of now, 16 participating countries have shared their input, with others still coming in. The seminar will also have a parallel exhibition, with 50 booths, 7-8 of which are from participating countries such as France, Saudi Arabia. , United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands and UNICEF,” said a senior official who declined to be named.
The seminar will feature discussions on the role of digital technology in education — making technology-enhanced learning more inclusive, qualitative and collaborative at every level. “This is not just a seminar, but a framework with results. A document will be released at the end of the talks. This is the first time that countries have shared all their input ahead of a G20 meeting and have also nominated members to attend this seminar. In addition, the director of IIT-Madras, V Kamakoti, will give a presentation of all inputs received, which will be released during the meetings,” the official added.
The seminar will be attended by students from schools, state universities, chancellors and experts from around the world. It will also be an opportunity to showcase the NEP 2020 and showcase the country’s strength and ancient knowledge systems, a second official said.
“The idea is to do something that sets a benchmark for G20 countries. We aim to give it a different niche, which means there’s a real roadmap for these 20 countries to work on together. It also aims to pool the capacities of all these countries to achieve the end Result of better education and job creation,” the second official said.
After Chennai, the Education Working Groups will meet in different parts of the country until June this year — in Amritsar (IIT-Ropar), Bhubaneswar and Pune (Savitribai Phule University).
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