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Two day National Conference on Implementation of NEP-2020 held

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

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

The conference was attended by academicians, policy planners, 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 in 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 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 for 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 the 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, University of Kashmir, Srinagar stressed upon the integration of School Education with Higher Education and impediments confronting learner centric learning. Prof. Khurshid Ahmad Mir, Controller of Examinations, Cluster University Srinagar raised concerns in Internationalization of Education and registration of students on 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 making skill courses aligned with employment. Dr. Geetanjali Kala, University of Delhi deliberated on digital humanity, ICT integration and issues of mentoring.

The conference concluded with reading out a detailed report, and recommendations that formed the crux of 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 in 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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