National Digital Conference on 'Schooling in the context of New Education Policy 2020' was organised by CII on Saturday.
The conference was organized in collaboration with AISECT University, IES University, Career College and School of Nursing and HDFC Business Conclave. Among the key speakers Jayshree Kiyawat, commissioner of MP Directorate of Public Instruction, retired Colonel and former Principal of the National Military School A. Shekhar, Principal of Sathya Sai School, Indore, Punita Nehru, Educationist and Director Principal of Best International School, Priyanka Mehta, HDFC Bank's Cluster Head Amit Lad and Adarsh Techno Soft Director Manish Rajoria were present.
Apart from this, Siddharth Chaturvedi, chairman of CII Bhopal zone and convener of a state-level panel on higher education and skill development constituted by CII and co-convenor E.G. BS Yadav was present.
In the conference, Commissioner of Directorate of Public Instruction of Madhya Pradesh Jayashree Kiyawat said that in the context of the new education policy, history was discussed and said that it is targeted to be implemented by 2040.
Along with this, it said that it has to be made the Indian Education Service, reducing the number of dropouts, campaigns for basic literacy, starting vocational education from class 6, making it a national professional standard for teachers, teachers Improving skills, creating timelines to achieve various goals, etc. are steps taken to improve education.
Apart from this, he also apprised the efforts being made by the MP government. Citing the example of Meister School, he asked the industry to come forward and adopt it.
Former Principal of the National Military School A. Shekhar discussed several aspects in the context of the new education policy. He spoke of fixing the governance structure in higher education, reviving school learning after COVID.
Priyanka Mehta, educationist and director principal of the best international school, said about the new education policy that it is progressive looking and is designed keeping in mind the next 20 years. The most important thing in this is that more importance is being given to skills and experimental learning.
Manish Rajouri, director of Adarsh Techno Soft, said that new technology can now make education easily accessible to the people. Earlier attempts were made by UGC through Doordarshan but failed due to low technology penetration. Today we are seeing platforms like Byjus which are also successful. But the rapidly increasing screen time of children is becoming a big problem.
The speakers also talked about digital homeschooling programmes and told about smartbooks.