Universities should come forward to implement NEP: MP Gov
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Governor Mangubhai Patel has said that the universities of the State will have to come forward to implement the National Education Policy (NEP). As per the policy, special efforts should be made in the areas of making education employment oriented, skill promotion, partnership with industries and national and international academic partnership. He also stated the need for NAAC evaluation to ensure quality.
It has also been emphasised that the government and private universities of the state should make efforts to be included among the best higher education institutions of the country. Governor was presiding over the 99th meeting of the University Co-ordination Committee held at Raj Bhawan on Wednesday.
Patel said that by adopting some villages in the activities of the universities, benefits of schemes of central and State Governments should be made accessible to the beneficiaries. Work should be done on issues of cleanliness, women empowerment, agriculture, health check-up etc. He said that in the perspective of Atmanirbhar Bharat being run at the national level, State Government has started Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh programme.
The co-operation of universities is required in the fulfillment of its goals. He asked the universities to bring the education system back on track with new energy and create a better academic environment. He said the following the academic calendar is the biggest responsibility of the universities.
Teachers have the responsibility of building the consciousness and character of our youth by their behaviour and conduct so that the future of India remains bright.
Higher Education Minister Dr Mohan Yadav said that National Education Policy is being adopted in the State from this academic session. In this regard, preparations for the first year have been completed. 79 subjects have been reorganized by the Central Board of Studies.
The State is rapidly approaching the national average in gross enrollment in higher education. ViceChancellors of government and private universities were present in the meeting.