From our special correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bangalore, December 12: Minister of Higher Education Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan has announced that a new portal will be launched on the day of good governance, December 25, to address the grievances of the department’s staff and retired staff.
In a virtual meeting with senior officials and directors of colleges, polytechnics and technical colleges, he said the new portal would serve as a platform to solve many issues, including retirement, promotion, placement and transfer out of the courts.
He said the effective implementation of NEP rests on the shoulders of school principals, adding that students should be encouraged to take advantage of open electives.
Open electives were introduced with the intention of increasing students’ skills and thereby increasing their employability, he explained.
Dr. Narayan also instructed the officials to ensure the enrollment of final year students and recently passed out students on the ‘Skill Connect’ portal.
By enrolling in this portal, the students would become aware of the job opportunities and the skills expected by the industries, he noted.
Rashmi Mahesha, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, asked the directors to take steps to make the presence of their institutions clear to the public in the respective places.
She also advised them to create social media accounts and gain public attention through them. Mandatory disclosures on institutions’ websites per the department’s circular would build public trust in government educational institutions.
P Pradeep, Commissioner, DCTE gave a presentation on the reforms introduced in the department over the past 3 years.
He advised making optimal use of the smart classrooms and KLMS.
Senior officials of the department were present.