National Conference on NEP 2020 organized by Preeminent Education and Research Association, Pune in association with Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai

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National Education Policy 2020 implementations in Maharashtra: Opportunities & Challenges

Wednesday, 30th March 2022, Mumbai: Preeminent Education and Research Association (PERA), Pune in association with Somaiya Vidyavihar University organized a national conference on the theme: “Opportunities and Challenges in the Implementation of New National Education Policy 2020 for Educational Institutions in Maharashtra”. The participating universities were MIT ADT University, MGM University Aurangabad, Somaiya Vidyavihar University, DY Patil International University, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Vishwakarma University, FLAME University, Vijaybhoomi University, Sanjay Ghodawat University, MIT World Peace University among many others. 

Shri Uday Samant, Higher and Technical Education Minister, Government of Maharashtra said “Maharashtra is a very advanced state in terms of education. The state inculcates in the student the ability to think logically and act on it. Efforts are made to develop unique abilities and skills. The new education policy includes multidisciplinary and holistic education, ethics, incorporation of human and constitutional values, technology-based education, creation of an environment for high quality research. Government and private sector educational institutions should take initiatives to implement the NEP.”

Padma Shri Dr. G. D. Yadav said, “The new National Education Policy has given India an opportunity to lead the world in the field of education. Organizations in the education sector like PERA should take the lead in implementing this policy. Private universities have full provision to impart training and knowledge to the teachers, so the students will get skill-based education. Universities should have a trimester system, not a semester system to provide students internship opportunities and application-based learning. Patience, Perseverance, Patent, and Publicity are the key to success. I have proposed education for girls free up to Ph.D. to support girls and increase the number of female literates. The new education policy also provides a provision for education in regional languages which is a great way to reach out to a larger audience.”

Shri Samir Somaiya, Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University said,  “India has the potential to lead the world but it has to make a better education ecosystem than the western countries. This is real-time to provide quality education. NEP-2020 has offered an opportunity to rethink, reimagine and reinvent the education system.”

Prof. Dr. Rajan Velukar, Member NEP 2020 Implementation Task Force Committee, Maharashtra, Former Vice-Chancellor, Mumbai University said, ”The policy provides an opportunity for rethinking, reinvestment, and innovation. The PERA India Association of Private Universities is taking initiative for the effective implementation of this policy. The capacity of the learners will be enhanced. The collaboration of research, teaching, and co-curricular of different subjects is a need of the universities. The National Education Policy will facilitate in the creation of a more diverse curriculum for the students. We all can come together and achieve these student-centric goals.”

Prof. Dr. Mangesh Karad, Executive President, and Vice-Chancellor, MIT ADT University, Pune said, “PERA organization is working to create awareness for world-class higher education. There has been a change in the higher education sector after the announcement of the new National Education Policy by the Central Government. The implementation of this policy should create a conducive environment for skilling, employment, and entrepreneurship. After the implementation of this policy, Maharashtra will lead the country in higher education. If universities take the initiative to make entrepreneurs, then this strategy will be successful.”

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Prof. V. N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice-Chancellor, Somaiya Vidyavihar University said, “NEP-2020 has already instilled a lot of excitement and hopes among all stakeholders in the education sector for a turnaround. It is necessary that policy reforms in education are in sync with the changing needs of globalization, urbanization, and digitalization. We are taking measures towards improving the quality of education, focusing on skill development, improving teaching and research outcomes, emphasis on job creation, and creating an ease of business environment to promote entrepreneurship. We at Somaiya are trying our best to deliver modern education to students and make them corporate ready.”

Prof Hanumant Pawar, CEO PERA said, “ A National conference on NEP 2020 implementation in Maharashtra is indeed a great experience and it’s a very good initiative by PERA & Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai. This is the first step towards quality education with a student-focused curriculum. This is just beginning, together we need to organize many such events to sensitize NEP and the stakeholders”

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