Home Science College organizes National Webinar on National Education Policy

Chandigarh, September 19, 2020: Government Home Science College organized a National Webinar on New Education Policy- A Step Towards Atam Nirbhar Bharat with an aim to promote entrepreneurship in sync with the college motto Knowledge for service.
Professor Nandita Shukla, Professor of Education in Panjab University and Dean, International Studies was the speaker.
She emphasized that the country’s new educational policy has a learner centered approach with a focus on developing cognitive learning skills of an individual and is aimed at developing job creators rather than job seekers.
It talks about conserving Indian heritage, traditions and values on one side and 21st century futuristic skills on the other side.
Linking education to national aspirations is key objective of this New Education Policy.
It suggests structural changes and proposes revamping of all aspects from curriculum pedagogy, evaluation to improvement in regulation and governance in the educational setup of the country and has the essence of all previous education commissions.
Multidisciplinary education, flexible curriculum, combination of subject education with vocational education, starting right from the 6th standard onwards with multiple entry and exit options are some highlights.
The policy focuses on making India a global hub for manufacturing by setting up skill labs.
The New education Policy can be a game changer, she added.
Principal Prof Sudha Katyal expressed her gratitude to the Speaker for an insightful session and said that NEP is the need of hour and will play a crucial role in transforming the Indian Education System.

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