Ministry of HRD has invited suggestions from all stakeholders on this important draft before implementation
A National Meet on the National Education Policy (Draft) 2019 was jointly organised by the Inter University Centre for Teachers’ Education [IUCTE], Department of Education [CASE & IASE], Faculty of Education and Psychology and the Internal Quality Assurance Cell [IQAC] of The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, at the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences on Wednesday, 24‘“ July 2019.
In a first move of its kind, The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India has invited suggestions from all stakeholders on this important draft before its implementation. This one day meet was an organized effort to systematically dispel doubts and compile suggestions on the draft which would then be sent to the HRD ministry. Prof. T.V. Kattimani, Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University who was also a member of the drafting team of the policy, presided over the inaugural session.
The inaugural session was also graced by MSU Vice Chancellor Prof. Parimal Vyas, Prof. R.C. Patel, Head, CASE, and Dean, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Prof. B. S. Chakrabarty, Head, IQAC, and Prof. Sujata Srivastava, Associate Co-ordinator, IUCTE. Prof. T.V. Kattimani explained the spirit behind the draft in his keynote address, while Prof. Parimal Vyas shared his views on various aspects of the draft in his presidential address. He also encouraged all the teachers of the university to closely examine the draft and contribute suggestions.
The eminent scholars invited to conduct and chair each session included Prof. Pankaj Kumar Mishra from St.Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, Prof. K.P. Suresh, Founder Head and Dean of School of Education, Central University of Kerala, Prof. Pankaj Arora from CIE, University of Delhi and Prof. S.C. Panigrahi, Department of Education CASE, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
There were two sessions on teacher’s education and two sessions on school education. The speaker of each session conducted detailed deliberations and analysis on the respective subject. There were 150 participants who contributed a multitude of suggestions and questions, and raised Important concerns at the end of each session. It was an intensive and instructive meet, where everyone enthusiastically contributed to the shaping of the draft of this crucial policy on education.