Panel Discussion on New Education Policy – 2020

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.

Organizing Partners:

  • 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

  • Skill Development


  • 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

Panel Discussion on School & Higher Education

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