Venkaiah Naidu on economy development and New Education Policy

Vice-President of India M. Venkaih Naidu has urged the people of India to look at the National Education Policy with a keen eye. He appealed the people on Sunday to study, analyse and debate on the draft New Education Policy and not to come to hasty conclusions.

The National Education Policy first draft was submitted by the New HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, was proposed by the panel constituted by the former HRD minister Prakahsh Javedkar. The draft has proposed many eminent aspects that can grow the education sector at a good pace. But one of the major mentions in the draft – to make Hindi language mandatory as one of the three major languages to be taught in schools, the South states are creating a lot of hustle against the decision.

Mr. Niadu has offered few suggestions to bring more changes and fresh add-ons in the draft presented. His comments came in backdrop of a controversy over the recommendation of an HRD Ministry panel.

Vice President was speaking at ‘Industry Academic Interaction for Improvement of Quality of Academics,” organized by The Indian Institute of Petroleum.

Major Suggestions from Vice President incluides:

The corporate entities should identify specific specific areas of interest and fund doctoral and post-doctoral research connected to them.
Set-up a special corpus or fund for financing research projects that would lead to innovations, benefit this society and economy of the country.
Students must not be only employable but also possess life skills, language skills, technological skills and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to be gainfully employed or self-employed.
On concluding he said that India was once known as ‘Vishwaguru,’ the country must once again become the global hub for knowledge and innovation.”

The feedback portal for the general public on New Education Policy draft is open before 30th June, 2019. The final draft will be presented in the cabinet in the same day.

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