NEP will create right educational ecosystem: Venkaiah Naidu

NEP will create right educational ecosystem: Venkaiah Naidu

BENGALURU [Maha Media]: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said the National Education Policy 2020 will create right educational ecosystem because of the students getting access to new teaching and learning strategies across all segments. 

"The National Education Policy 2020 will ensure that students have access to new teaching and learning strategies across all  segments which will create the right educational ecosystem and enrich their knowledge base as also honing their skill sets," at an event held at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) here.

He was speaking at the laying the Foundation Stone of the "Innovation & Development Centre" of JNCAR. The centre aims to showcase its scientific breakthroughs. Naidu said a number of new IITs, IIMs, central universities and skill development centres have come up across the country in the last few years to achieve this objective. 

He also said the need of the hour is to inculcate scientific temper from a young age and promote world class scientific research that addresses societal problems. Naidu asked scientists and researchers to undertake research in new emerging areas of science like synthetic biology, computational biology, high performance engineering materials and artificial intelligence. 

He also urged scientists to excel and innovate for improving the lives of the people. "The scientists should come up with out-of-the-box solutions to address various challenges faced by mankind from climate change to agriculture to health and medicine, among others," he added. 

Naidu expressed hope that the JNCAR could contribute immensely towards fostering scientific temper in the country and improving research outcomes, because it is in league with prestigious organisations like IISc, IITs and IISERs. He also lauded JNCASR for generating over 300 patents and promoted establishment of a few startups based on indigenous inventions. 

"I am pleased to learn that this centre has been organizing science outreach programmes for the past two decades. I am told that the outreach has benefitted several hundreds of students and teachers of various educational institutions not only in Karnataka, but as far as Uttarakhand," he said. 

"I am happy to know that these programmes were conducted in online mode during the pandemic," he added. Naidu also complimented the institute for the work done in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic situation and the steps initiated to promote few startups on indigenous activities in line with Make-in-India programme. 

In the morning, Naidu was received by Governor Thawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. 

Bommai and Naidu also had a brief meeting. 

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