Union education minister attends World Universities Summit virtually, says varsity will open up new opportunities for youth
Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the proposed multidisciplinary education and research university (MERU) under the new National Education Policy (NEP) will promote inter-disciplinary research and make India a global hub of research and development.
Addressing the online inaugural session of the World Universities Summit organised by O P Jindal University on July 21, Pradhan said, “It outlines Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Quality, equity, accessibility and affordability are the four pillars of the new education policy on which a new India will emerge.”
The minister stressed that the “Study In India-Stay In India” mission will lead the country towards becoming a global destination in education. “No student should suffer due to language limitations or regional linguistic constraints,” Pradhan added.
He emphasized that synergising education with skill development will open new avenues of socio-economic empowerment, especially for the youth.
“The new NEP will facilitate integration of education with skills and enable India to reap the demographic dividend. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the adoption of online learning and use of digital technologies to ensure that learning continues. This mode is going to stay, giving way to hybrid methods of learning and knowledge dissemination. Our future planning, therefore, needs to fill a digital divide,” Pradhan said.
The World Universities Summit was also attended by Vice President M Venkaiah Nadu and UGC chairperson D P Singh among others.
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