Director Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Jammu, Prof. B.S. Sahay yesterday said, National Education Policy 2020 aims at addressing many growing developmental imperatives of India and is emphasising creating a holistic learning environment. Prof. B.S. Sahay said this while addressing the media on the ‘Strategic Action Plan for Implementing NEP 2020’ at IIM’s old campus, Jammu.
The event was also attended by the Director Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jammu, Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur, Assistant Commissioner KV Jammu, Sh. Anil Kumar, Joint Director PIB & CBC J&K, Ladakh, Sh. Gh. Abbas, Assistant Director DD, Sh. Vivek Pathak and Media & Communications Officer, PIB Jammu, Sh. Sheikh Mudasir Amin.
Prof. Sahay said, under NEP 2020, students are given increased flexibility and choice of subjects to study, creating a holistic and well-rounded individual equipped with 21st-century skills. NEP 2020 will create a new system aligned with the aspirational goals of 21st-century education and is laying a particular emphasis on the development of the creative potential of each individual, Prof. Sahai added.
Prof. Sahay further said Jammu is the only region in India having three prestigious institutions located here which have been able the start inter-institutional connections in different fields with the inception of NEP 2020 like the Dual Degree Program (B.Tech. and MBA) with IIT Jammu, MBA in Healthcare and Health Administration with AIIMS Jammu and IIT Jammu and Executive MBA in Corporate Affairs and Management with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Gurugram.
Sh. Manoj Singh Gaur, Director Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu while interacting with media said, NEP 2020 is a path-breaking & comprehensive document making education holistic, affordable, accessible and equitable for all. With the inception of NEP 2020 and the flexibilities provided by it, and B. Tech student who has completed his 6 semesters, can join IIT Jammu for the final two semesters after meeting the requisite qualification criteria.
This will take place through NCrF’s [National Credit Framework] Academic Bank Criteria of Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) which is a digital or virtual or online store-house of academic credit data base of Higher Education Institution promoting Learner-Centric Education via Seamless Mobility of Learners., Prof. Gaur added.
Prof. Gaur further said, the Centre for Essential Skills (CES) at IIT Jammu keep on training people from outside IIT Jammu with essential skills like Finance, Technology, Soft-skills, and Language and Life skills and so far, CES has benefited 1000+ individuals from and across the region.
Prof. Gaur informed the latest development is the establishment of the Sharad Saraf Centre for Ayurved and Indic Studies which is in line with the NEP 2020’s vision for promoting the Indian Knowledge System via Teaching, Training, Research, Collaboration, and Awareness Programs. This will also help in the generation of a repository of the Indian Knowledge System as well, he added.
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