National Level Workshop on National Education Policy (NEP 2020) for Technical Education

Date: Apr 18, 2022

One day National Workshop on National Education Policy (NEP 2020) in technical education on 18th April 2022 was organized by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Eastern Hill University(NEHU), Shillong, in collaboration with Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), New Delhi. The program was coordinated by Dr. Nitin Sahai, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, NEHU, Shillong. The workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Shillong, in continuation with a summarised speech on NEP for technical education and its importance for the development of Nation. Workshop proceeds with an address on National Education Policy 2020 by Prof. Ravi Prakash Tewari, MNNIT, Allahabad who elaborately explained that how NEP will be implemented in technical education he also emphasised that there is a need to work in cluster of institutions for implementation of NEP; Dr. Timir Tripathi, NEHU, Shillong summarised the role SSUN in implementation of NEP; Prof. Prasun Chakraborti, Chairman (IR&AA), NIT, Agartala provided the structure of NEP implementation in technical institution; Prof. Ayon Bhattacharjee, NIT, Meghalaya explained how digital application helps in implication of \NEP; Prof. Dr. Pradeep K Goyal, DTU, Delhi explain the role of social responsibility in technical education in relation to NEP 2020. Experts discussed the salient features of NEP 2020, including multiple entries and exit from a course; the phenomenon of a holistic type of university, emphasis should be given to vocational classes. Experts discussed the various aspects of digital education and how it will be implemented. Pilot studies for online education will be taken into consideration for the betterment of students. The expert discussed how to improve digital infrastructure for content creation and bring education to a digital level. There is a need for institutional; restructuring and consolidation of more than 50,000 higher education institutes which includes 800 universities, 44000 colleges, and others that will provide technical education with a new vision. Experts also propose that there is a need to develop autonomous degree-awarding colleges. At the end of the workshop session, Dr. Pradeep K Goyal, DTU, Delhi, advised 13 points on which NEP technical education to be discussed; he also elaborated on the need for a value education for personal development and also emphasized that one should take social responsibility. The program ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Nitin Sahai and the Shanti mantra.