NEW DELHI: At Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam in Varanasi one of the biggest congregations on higher education, over 300 vice-chancellors and directors of higher educational institutions (HEIs) and other educationists deliberated on how to take the policy further after the notification of the National Education Policy 2020. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the summit which will also adopt the “Varanasi Declaration on India’s extended vision and renewed commitment for higher education”.
Modi inaugurated the three-day summit, organised by the ministry of education in association with the University Grants Commission (UGC) and Banaras Hindu University (BHU), which will bring together heads of public and private universities, IITs, IIMs, educationists, policymakers, as well as industry leaders.
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel, Uttar Pradesh CM Yog education minister Dharmendra Pradhan, also attended the summit. The summit provided a platform for leading Indian HEIs to discuss, deliberate and share insights on strategies, success stories and best practices in implementing NE.
Based on several sessions from July 7-9, discussions will be held on the basis of multidisciplinary and holistic education, skill development and employability, and Indian Knowledge systems.
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