Madhya Pradesh pioneer state to implement National Education Policy 

27-08-2021

  • Union Minister Pradhan congratulates; Governor urges universities to take initiative for NEP

Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
The Union Minister for Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan has said that Madhya Pradesh is the pioneer state to implement the National Education Policy 2020. The National Education Policy will be the key to realizing the aspirations of the students and youth of the state and empowering them. Union Minister Shri Pradhan has congratulated the people of Madhya Pradesh and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan through a tweet.
It is noteworthy that today Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan implemented National Education Policy 2020 in Madhya Pradesh.
Governor Shri Mangubhai Patel has said that the universities of the state will have to come forward to implement the National Education Policy. As per the policy, special efforts should be made for making education employment oriented, skill promotion, partnership with industries and national and international academic partnership. He also stated the need for NAAC evaluation to ensure quality. It has also been emphasized that the government and private universities of the state should make efforts to be included among the best higher education institutions of the country.      
Governor was recently presiding over the 99th meeting of the University Coordination Committee held at Raj Bhavan. Principal Secretary to the Governor, Principal Secretary Higher Education, Law-Legal, Finance and vice-chancellors of government and private universities were present in the meeting.

Universities must include social concerns: Governor said that universities should include social concerns in their responsibilities. By adopting some villages in the activities of the universities, the benefits of schemes of central and state governments should be made accessible to the beneficiaries. Work should be done on issues of cleanliness, women empowerment, agriculture, health check-up etc.

Use of technology in education: The Governor said that we have learnt a lot from the use of technology in education in the Corona period. It is such a mode in which teachers and students have to acquire better skills to ensure which good arrangements have to be made.