The recently rolled out National Education Policy has created quite a stir in all sections of society. The concerned government agencies have expressed the opinion that debates on the subject should take place in all sections of the society all over India. Keeping this in view, the Society is going to hold a web-panel-discussion on the subject, endeavoring to engage a large cross section of all stake-holders.
It may interest you to know that three organizations have joined hands to hold this meeting, viz. the Chandigarh chapter of the National Academy of Sciences, India, the Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh and the Society for Promotion of Science and Technology in India (SPSTI), a registered not-for-profit society, working towards popularization of science with the aim to inculcate scientific temper amongst public at large. We are likely to be supported by the Department of Science and Technology, Chandigarh Administration.
National Academy of Sciences, India, Chandigarh Chapter
Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh
To apprise the public about the new features of National Education Policy against the background of previous policies and practices.
Issues with the implementation – how to proceed with the new policy
Who can Attend:
We expect to get response from all stake-holders, including students from schools and colleges, teachers, parents, educationists from private and non-profit sectors.
August 25, 2020
Discussion on School Education
Early Childhood Care and Education
Foundational literacy and numeracy
Ensuring holistic education
Assessment in schools in the new regime
Governance of school clusters
Prof. C.B. Sharma, Proffesor of Education, IGNOU, Former Chairman, N.I.O.S.
Dr. Leena Chandran Wadia, Observer Research Foundation
Dr. Vibha Ray, Principal, DAV School, Sector 8, Chandigarh
Prof. K. N. Pathak, former Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh
August 28, 2020
Discussion on Higher Education
Common Regulatory Bodies
Four Years Undergraduate Programs
Governing Structure of Higher Education Institutions
Sh. Ashok Thakur, IAS (retd.) Former Secretary, Higher Education, MHRD, Govt. of India
Prof. Jaspal Singh, VC, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, former Secretary, University Grants Commission (UGC) and member NAAC
Prof. Dinesh Singh, former VC, Delhi University
Dr. Ashok Srivastava, Dean Engineering, Haryana Vishwakarma Skill University, Gurugram
Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi, Director, PEC, Chandigarh; former Dean, IIT Kanpur and IIIT-Delhi and Director LNM Inst. of IT, Jaipur
Coordination and Chair: A member of any of the above organizations;
Session 1 – Prof. Latika Sharma, Dept. of Edu., PU Chd. and Sh. Dharam Vir, IAS (Retd.) President, SPSTI and
Session 2 – Prof. Arun Grover, FNA, former VC, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dharam Vir, IAS (Retd.) President, SPSTI