The conclave will focus on holistic, multidisciplinary and futuristic education, quality eesearch and equitable use of technology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ on Friday through a video conference.

The conclave focuses on providing information about various aspects of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which was introduced last week.

According to an official statement, the conclave will focus on topics such as Holistic, Multidisciplinary and Futuristic education, Quality Research and Equitable use of technology for better reach in Education. The programme will be streamed live for the public to see.

The conclave is being organised Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) and will be attended by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union State Education Minister Sanjay Dhotre, Chairman and Members of the NEP 2020 Drafting Committee, vice-chancellors of universities, principals of schools and colleges and several educationists.

The government launched the NEP 2020 on July 29 which replaced the 34 year old education system of India. The new education policy made several changes to the current style of education such as changing the age of pre-schooling and doing away with the stream systems in high schools.

The policy proposed a single higher education regulator under the name of Higher Education Commission of India (HECI). It introduced multiple entry and exit options in degree courses and discontinued the MPhil programmes. It also introduced a common entrance exam for all the universities and institutes. The NEP also permitted mother tongue as a medium of instruction.