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Nagaland: MVCC conducts webinar on NEP 2020

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By EMN Updated: Sep 18, 2020 11:39 pm
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Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Mountain View Christian College (MVCC), Nerhe Pheza, Kohima, conducted a webinar on the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on September 17.

Approved by the union cabinet of India on July 29, 2020, the new policy has replaced the previous National Policy on Education of 1986.

Resource person of the webinar, Dr. Sonia B Nagarale, assistant professor of Law department at Savitribai Phule Pune University, gave an overview of the reforms in the education policy of India.

During the session, Nagarale exhorted on the need to adhere to the guiding principles of the new policy, the global citizenship education with the traditional Indian blend, early childhood care and education, foundational literacy, educational assessments on various levels, equitable and inclusive education, standard setting and accreditation for school education, an update from the college stated on Friday.

Nagarale also dwelt on quality of universities and colleges in keeping with the forward-looking vision for India’s higher education system and how institutional restructuring and consolidation would be effectively carried out.

Highlighting that optimal learning environment and support for students where curriculum, pedagogy, continuous assessment and student support would be the cornerstones for quality education, she also reflected on the role of a motivated, energised and capable faculty, which would be crucial in realising the visions outlined in the new policy.

Emphasising on the need for teacher education, Nagarale stated that a national mission for mentoring teachers would be established with a large pool of outstanding senior and retired faculty. She also stressed on the importance of vocational and professional education in the new policy and also on the use and integration of technology in education with the introduction of online and digital education thus ensuring equitable use of technology.

Pointing out that education is a concurrent subject, Nagarale stated that it would require careful planning, joint monitoring and collaborative implementation between the centre and the states, along with timely intervention of the requisite resources – human infrastructural and financial at the central and state levels.

In her closing remark, Nagarale noted that the implementation of the new education policy should be done in a phased manner.

The new education policy is expected to make sweeping reforms in school and higher education, including teaching aspects by the decade of 2030-40, the statement read.

The session was moderated by Sungjemmenla Longkumer, assistant professor of English department of the college.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 18, 2020 11:39:11 pm