JAMMU, June 18: The School of Education, Central University of Jammu (CUJ) in collaboration with Department of Education, University of Jammu (JU) conducted a round table conference to involve all the stakeholders of J&K for building a dialogue and democratize the discourse on Draft National Education Policy (NEP) 2019 issued by the MHRD.
The conference was organized under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching. The broader objective of the conference was to rethink on Education Policy and to collaborate, to take note of different views, to establish dialogue with different stakeholders on NEP and to extend recommendations to the MHRD, Government of India.
Teacher Educators from State and Central Universities of J&K ; Director, School Education, J&K; Secretary Higher Education, J&K; Joint Directors SIE, J&K and Other Administrators of the State participated in this conference. Prof Manoj Dhar (Vice Chancellor, JU), Prof Ashok Aima (Vice Chancellor, CUJ) and Prof Riyaz Punjabi (former VC, University of Kashmir) were guests of honour.
In the first technical session of technological and vocational education, Prof Manoj Dhar elaborated the recommendation of the National Education Policy Draft (2019) and also stressed on bi-directional relation between education and technology.
Prof Ashok Aima was key note speaker of the second technical sessions that was based on theme of higher education. He elaborated that we should make our education system knowledge oriented and make our classroom as theater of learning where child can learn in an excited manner.
In third technical session, the keynote speaker was Prof Mehraj Ud Din Mir, who elaborated the theme of school education as a base of whole education system. He also pointed out the role of teachers in the school education for making the education more relevant and effective.
The concluding session was chaired by Prof Riyaz Punjabi, former VC, University of Kashmir. The deliberations and reflections were made on the education in India. The whole session was hosted by Dr Ritu Bakshi.
The conference concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Dr JN Baliya.
The deliberations of the conference have been compiled as a document to be sent to MHRD as a set of vital inputs for finalization of policy in days to come.