JAMMU, Dec 22: Department of Educational Studies, Central University of Jammu (CUJ) in collaboration with NCTE organized an Open House Discussion in the context of National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 with emphasis on National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST).
The main objective of the programme was to receive the consents and reflections of various stakeholders in the field of education i.e. students, teachers and teacher educators of colleges and universities, research scholars etc for the finalizing and developing the document for NPST as well as devising the strategies for its implementation in the country.
The inaugural session of the programme was graced by Bishwajit Kumar Singh Principal Secretary School Education Department (SED) J&K, Prof Sanjeev Jain (VC Central University of Jammu) and Kesang Y Sherpa, Member Secretary (NCTE), as chief guest on the occasion.
In his presidential address, Prof Sanjeev Jain showed his concern for the deteriorating status of the teacher in the society and urged the audience to upgrade their knowledge, competency and skills in their respective field so that students choose teaching as a profession by his/her choice.
In his highly inspirational address, Bishwajit Kumar Singh said that NPST is basically trying to build the standards in teaching as per the changes seen in the system of education that is from rote learning to the interactive teaching learning system so that teacher’s competence and skills should be enhanced in order to sustain the respect in teaching profession.
Kesang Y Sherpa, in her address, stated that NEP 2020 is making an attempt to have a paradigm shift in education with special emphasis on Profession Standards for teachers in order to improve quality in education.
Prior to this, Dr J N Baliya, programme coordinator and HoD Educational Studies apprised the audience that the Government is looking for various strategies for effective implementation of NEP-2020.
Thereafter, the technical session was taken upon by Rishabh Khanna, Cognitive Scientist. Afterwards, the panel of five members namely Dr D Manjunath, Deputy Commissioner, KVS, JR, Dr Adit Gupta, MIER college Jammu, Dr Vikram Gulati, Principal, Shivalik College of Education and H R Pakhroo, Joint Director, School Education, Jammu gave their critical reflections and recommendations on the upcoming document of NCTE.