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Dr. Shashi Tharoor leads webinar on ‘Is National Education Policy (NEP) a Game-Changer for Higher Education?’ hosted by IIMB’s Centre for Teaching & Learning on Dec 02

The webinar was the second of a series of two webinars held on the National Education Policy

03 December, 2021, Bengaluru: The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) hosted a webinar titled, ‘Is National Education Policy (NEP) a Game-Changer for Higher Education?’, on December 2nd, as part of the Samiksha series of webinars. Prof. Chetan Subramanian, Dean, Faculty, moderated the session.

The webinar was led by Dr. Shashi Tharoor, third-term Member of Parliament representing Thiruvananthapuram. He is the author of 23 books, both fiction and non-fiction, besides being a former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, and a former Minister of State for Human Resource Development and for External Affairs in the Government of India. He lauded the NEP for its determination about creating a space for world-class education in the country; introducing a ‘multidisciplinary’ approach to educational practices; promoting research in the higher education ecosystem, and ensuring expansion, access, and equity.

Discussing the significance of the policy, he said, “There is a need to preserve the unique character and identity of India’s higher educational institutes and colleges by providing them with institutional autonomy, for which the NEP 2020 could be instrumental”.

The moderator for the webinar was Shekhar Gupta, Indian journalist and author. He is the Founder and the current Editor-in-Chief of ThePrint, a digital news platform. He added to the brilliance of the talk with his and the audience's thought-provoking questions and pressing concerns on NEP 2020.

This was the second of a series of two webinars that were held on the National Education Policy (NEP), the first of which was conducted on November 08, 2021. The twin webinars on NEP were the 6th and 7th of CTL’s Samiksha series of webinars, a series that invites learners and educations alike.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doFXguy_gYw