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Nat’l conference on implementation of NEP-2020 in higher edu institutions held at IASE

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SRINAGAR: A two-day National Conference on Implementation of NEP-2020 in Higher Education Institutions concluded today at Govt. College of Education (IASE), M.A. Road, Srinagar here.

The conference was organized to deliberate on the key themes pertaining to the implementation of NEP-2020 in Higher Education Institutions.

The conference was attended by academicians, policy planners, and researchers from different institutions/universities within and outside the UT of J&K.

As many as 20 papers were presented in three technical sessions spread over two days.

The inaugural session saw a galaxy of experts and researchers from various fields assemble at the conference. Dr. Seema Naz, Principal Host College at the very outset threw light on the achievements of the institution in the field of teacher education. Fazl Illahi, Conference Coordinator, in his backdrop to the conference highlighted significant issues in NEP-2020.

Prof. Manisha Priyam from the Department of Education Policy, NIEPA, Ministry of Education, in her keynote address talked about the new precepts in NEP-2020 and multidisciplinary.

Prof. Sanjeev Sonawane, Pro Vice Chancellor, Savitribai Phule University Pune in his special address highlighted the importance of learner and learning.

Prof. Qayyum Hussain, VC, Cluster University Srinagar in his presidential address highlighted the challenges to the effective implementation of NEP-2020.

The three technical sessions were presided over by Prof. Mahmmod Ahmad Khan, Prof. Parveen Pandit, and Prof. Zahoor Geelani. Each session was complemented by Prof. Mohammad Ashraf, Prof. Ratnabali, and Prof. Geetanjali Kalaas discussants.

The conference concluded on the second day with a panel discussion under the theme “NEP-2020: Making it Happen”. The session was presided over by Prof. Yasmeen Ashai, Director Colleges, Higher Education Department. She drew attention to the key areas and challenges in the way of implementing the visionary policy in the UT of J&K.

Prof. Sanjeev Sonawane, brought the spotlight on the Institutional Development Plan (IDP). Prof. Farooq Masoodi, Dean Academic Affairs, University of Kashmir focused on operational issues of NEP-2020. Prof. Mahmood Ahmad Khan, Former Dean Education, the University of Kashmir, Srinagar stressed upon the integration of School Education with Higher Education and the impediments confronting learner-centric learning. Prof. Khurshid Ahmad Mir, Controller of Examinations, Cluster University Srinagar raised concerns about the Internationalization of Education and registration of students on the Academic Bank of Credits.

Dr. K. Ratnabali, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi underscored the element of flexibility by way of aligning multiple entry and exit points with employability. She also spoke about the need and options for aligning skill courses with employment. Dr. Geetanjali Kala, University of Delhi deliberated on digital humanity, ICT integration, and issues of mentoring.

The conference concluded with the reading of a detailed report and recommendations that formed the crux of the paper presentations.

Prof. Rubeena Jabeen, HOD English, Dr. Nazir Ahmad Bhat HOD Education, Dr. Malik Roshan Ara, HOD Psychology and Prof. Abdul Gani Kumar, HOD Urdu moderated various sessions at the conference.

Certificates, at the end of the valedictory session, were given away by the Chief Guest, Prof. Yasmeen Ashai among the paper presenters and participants.

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