Panjab University, SC/ST Cell organizes Webinar on New Education Policy-2020

Chandigarh, September 6, 2020: The SC/ST Cell of Panjab University, Chandigarh organized a webinar on the theme “Welfare Policies and Schemes for the Growth and Development of SCs and STs in Higher Education: With Special Reference to NEP-2020.”
Co-ordinator-cum-Liaison Officer, SC/ST Cell, Panjab University, Prof. M. C. Sidhu, welcomed the Vice Chancellor, speakers and the participants.
The Chief Guest of the webinar, Prof. Raj Kumar Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, congratulated the faculty on the Teacher’s Day.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the webinar, he emphasized to devise and implement policies to provide better academic support to the students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe Categories with a special reference for the education of the girl students.
The Vice Chancellor also stressed upon providing access to resources and allowing participation of students of these categories at all levels.
He also advised the organizers to prepare a roadmap for the implementation of NEP-2020 bwith special reference to SC/ST students.
Dr. Raja Sekhar Vundru, Principal Secretary to Government of Haryana, enlightened the participants about the “Constitutional Mandate and the Development of Higher Education among SC/ST and Backward Classes.”
He briefed the participants about the welfare policies initiated by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar like Post Matric Scholarship and National Overseas Scheme for higher education.
Prof. Rattan Singh, former Director of University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh discussed the “Appraisal of National Policies on Education Over the Years in the Context of Welfare Schemes for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes: With Special Reference to NEP-2020”.
Prof Singh said that there should be analytical studies for the growth of students and effective implementation of welfare policies based on equality and equity.
More than 120 participants attended the webinar.
The participants discussed their concerns related to the NEP-2020 with both the experts
. The webinar was hosted by Dr. Naresh Kumar, UIET and discussion part was managed by Dr. Rajni, Assistant Professor, USOL and Organizing Secretary of webinar.
Prof. Supinder Kaur, Department of Laws and Co-convener of webinar presented the theme of the webinar.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Anil Kumar, UIPS and Co-convener of webinar.

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