Education Minister emphasises the need to move forward with cooperation, coordination and agreement with the leading universities of the world
New Delhi November 11 dmanewsdesk: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, has said that the government is committed to establish India as a global hub of education through ‘Study in India, Stay in India and Internationalization of Education’.
“To ensure high quality of education, it is also necessary that we move forward with cooperation, coordination and agreement with the leading universities of the world. This has been incorporated in National Education Policy 2020 by inviting Top 100 World Universities to set up campus in India,” said Nishank while inaugurating the National Education Day programme (online) at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
IIT Bombay organised the event to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, on November 11 which is also celebrated as the National Education Day (Rashtriya Shiksha Diwas), every year.
Chairman, Drafting Committee of National Education Policy, K Kasturirangan, in his address said, “National Education Policy 2020 represents an integrated yet flexible approach to education; duly taking cognisance of the interconnectedness of the various phases of education in mind, and how the same will enable continuity, coherence and processes to ultimately realize an end-to-end educational road-map for the country.”
During the event, IIT Bombay Research Excellence Awards 2019 which were instituted to recognise the R&D efforts of IIT were conferred to the winners.
Subhasis Chaudhuri, director, IIT Bombay said, “National Education Policy 2020 formulated by the Education Ministry is very comprehensive in its scope and through a proper assimilation we expect a big boost in the quality of education for all students in India.”
Professor Krithi Ramamritham Award for creative research-2019 was awarded to Jayakrishnan Nair, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay for his research contributions in ‘Uncertainty management in the smart, renewable-rich power grid’ and to Varun Bhalerao, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay, for his research contributions in ‘Electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources’. The award carries a citation and a cash incentive of Rs1,00,000/- each.
Source: Education Times (TOI)