ISRO scientist heads nine-member panel to formulate New Education Policy

"The panel has been appointed keeping in mind that the members bring expertise related to the diverse areas of education"

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 3:01 pm
india education, new education policy, education, india school education, india higher education, Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, ISRO, education news, indian express, HRD,  The panel will also use inputs from the panel report under former cabinet secretary T S R Subramanian who researched on the New Education Policy.

A New Education Policy (NEP) is being formulated by a newly appointed nine-member panel headed by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry selected experts from wide-ranging backgrounds to recast of the country’s education policy.

“The panel has been appointed keeping in mind that the members bring expertise related to the diverse areas of education. Significantly, the panel also reflects the diversity of the country as the members belong to different sections as well as regions,” an official said.

Along with ISRO’s former head Kasturirangan, the panel includes:

– Former IAS officer K J Alphonse Kanamthanam
– Baba Saheb Ambedkar University of Social Sciences VC Ram Shanker Kureel
– Karnataka State Innovation Council former secretary member M K Shridhar
– Language communication expert T V Kattimani
– Guwahati University Persian language professor Mazhar Asif
– Uttar Pradesh’s former education director Krishan Mohan Tripathi
– Princeton University mathematician Manjul Bhargava
– SNDT University former VC Vasudha Kamat

Kanamthanam had played a key role in ensuring 100 per cent literacy at Kottayam and Ernakulam in Kerala and Kureel has wide experience in agriculture sciences and management.

“The panelists belong to different age groups which should be helpful as they would be able to bring experience, innovation and also global exposure which are so vital for such an important policy formulation,” the official said, adding that the diversity would help the committee understand the the various issues that are brought up while formulating key policy documents.

The panel will also use inputs from the panel report under former cabinet secretary T S R Subramanian who researched on the New Education Policy.

With inputs from PTI

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    subamanyam
    Jun 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm
    Like 'Ayn ' mentioned in her "Fountainhead", the innovative work should be given to one person with the real capacity to come out of old shackles. We should have the courage to overcome the fear of failure.
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    MIGHTY BOMBER
    Jun 26, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    Cynicism of examiners or what we call सनक in hindi should be dealt with worst punishment. At all post-graduate level exam and in professional courses like cost accountancy this cynicism of examiner is very common. Under present system, these examiners decide the fate of a student, which is a big anomaly with our examination system. THESE EXAMINERS, MOST OF WHOM ARE NO LESS THAN BUFFOON SHOULD BE DETERRED BY STRICT LAW OF IMPRISONMENT, IF FOUND GUILTY OF PURPOSELY GIVING LESS MARKS or UNFAIR GRADE TO EXAMINEE.
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    MIGHTY BOMBER
    Jun 26, 2017 at 7:58 pm
    At least three vital changes are necessary at post-graduate level examination and in professional courses like cost accountancy, company secretary, etc. FIRST, examination should be held WITH BOOKS. This will inculcate an atmosphere of understanding than cramming. Also, it should be a policy that written examination should be conducted on alternate days and strictly NOT on consecutive days. This will ensure that examinee gets enough time for preparation. SECOND, attested photocopy of answer-sheet should be given to student after every written exam. This will ensure that answer books are accurately checked by examiners . THIRD, If an examinee appeals to an appellate authority that examiner has purposely given less marks or unfair grade and if the claim of examinee is found to be true, then, five years of rigorous imprisonment to be awarded to the examiner who is found to have manipulated marks or grade purposely. Here attested photocopy of written exam shall be of vital importance.
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    Raghu
    Jun 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    What a clear difference in between governments! The looter Congies allways focused on howto do more scams. Never bothered about country. Infact, Congies under foreign lady even did lot of things to ruine our nation on all fronts. In contrast, current BJP govt under Modi ji's directions looking into core areas such as education, agriculture, infrastructure job creation etc. Setting up a high level panell with heighest qualified people is a clear example to understand this.
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