As India evolves into a “frontline” nation in the global community, the current “mantra” of success would be to pull out all academic faculties from silos and integrate them for meaningful and cost-effective outcomes, said Union Minister of State in the PMO, Personal, Public Grievance and Science & Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh, here.
Speaking during the signing of two MoUs by IIM-Jammu with AIIMS-Jammu and IIT-Jammu on Sundya, the minister cited the example of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Almost every department, ministry, or agency had launched a project on Covid because it fetched visibility, media attraction and also funds’’ the minister said, adding, “If only all these different agencies or departments had pooled their resources to come up with a single project, the outcomes could have been manifold better.”
He added that he had directed all departments and ministries og the government to conduct theme-based projects rather than department-based ones. All departments, including the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) – which may seem to be non-scientific but is using scientific tools in governance as well as in laying down Covid-related guidelines for government offices, he said.
He also referred to the new industrial policy for Jammu & Kashmir, as brought out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said Union Home Minister Amit Shah will launch a web portal on August 31 which will facilitate registration of units under the new scheme. This will also be optimally useful only through an integrated approach, the minister added.
Speaking at the event, IIM-Jammu’s board of governance, Milind Kamble, said “the New Education Policy-2020 has revamped the Indian education system, it matches the global standards. IIM Jammu is Leveraging #NEP2020 by creating Blended mode Courses with IIT and AIIMS for Graduates and Post Graduates like BTech with MBA, MS- Health Care Manangement etc.”