India Education Summit Day 2 HIGHLIGHTS: Delhi Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in his address at the India Education Summit 2021 said that the first budget after the rollout of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 does not show commitment towards the policy.
“New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 talks about several missing points which were not talked about earlier in the education space. It is a nice document. Having both the education and finance portfolio I understand that when one has to invest in education, the administration has to pull from several other spheres. It was very unfortunate to see that the first Budget after the roll-out of NEP does not give the commitment that the NEP‘s vision demands,” said Sisodia
After Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal’s inaugural address on February 9, the IES 2021 enters its second day. Day 2 began with an address by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant. The theme of the day is ‘a grassroots approach’. Amitabh Kant in his address said that India needs to be cautious that a digital divide is not created as the country moves towards digital education. He asked the private and public stakeholders to join hands to reach the goal of 50% GER in higher education. He said, 33 million more seats are needed and brick and mortar model alone cannot fulfill the requirement.
Join us on day 3 to discuss the ‘journey towards a new world’ including gaining digital proficiency, how to creating modern thinkers to what needs to be done to take education to employment.