Central University of Punjab organized Webinar on ‘National Educational Policy 2020 & Future Learning’

Bathinda: The School of Management at Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) organized a Webinar on “National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 & Future Learning” as a part of the Webinar Series on NEP-2020 under the guidance of Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari. On this occasion, Prof. (Dr.) Santosh Rangnekar from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee was the keynote speaker.

In his presidential address, Vice Chancellor Prof. Tiwari emphasized on the need for implementation of innovative reforms of NEP-2020 particularly modernization of teaching pedagogy & evaluation pattern with the use of ICT in higher education. He added, with NEP-2020 reforms like Academic Credit Bank, students can now learn the courses of their own choice & earn credits. He stated that with the adoption of ICT in Education Sector, the role of Higher Educational Institutions will be to provide real-time experiential learning, develop critical thinking and creation of new knowledge.

Keynote speaker Prof. Santosh Rangnekar informed that in the last few years there is an increase in the shortage of talented manpower at the global level and ‘Higher Education Learning (HEL)’ should be aimed towards creating efficient manpower of the 21st Century. He mentioned that one of the many innovative reforms of NEP-2020 is to include key 21st-century skills (such as problem-solving, teamwork, leadership, lifelong learning, work ethics, social responsibility, innovative thinking etc.) in ‘Higher Education Learning’ to produce a global workforce which can contribute towards our economy. He suggested that learner should be equipped with information, media & technology skills to get authentic information and highlighted the importance of adoption of KASH Model (based on Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, and Habit) to develop the 21st century skillset. He asserted that teachers will play a crucial role in shaping the hidden talent of each learner through student-centric education and mentoring beyond classrooms studies. He shared that top manpower management companies are working to implement ‘Build, Buy, Borrow, and Bridge Strategy’ to overcome the talent shortage for the future and Higher Education Learning under the guidance of NEP-2020 will play a crucial role in bridging that gap.

The programme commenced with the welcome address by Prof. Vinod K. Garg, Dean Student Welfare. After this, Dr. Anand Thakur, Programme Convener, presented the webinar theme & introduced the Keynote Speaker. Prof. R.K. Wusirika, Dean In-charge Academics, complimented the invited speaker Prof. Rangnekar for sharing new insights on the topic of NEP 2020 & Future Learning. Towards the end, Shri Kanwal Pal Singh Mundra, Registrar gave the formal vote of thanks.