A One-day National Seminar on NEP 2020 – Transforming India was conducted on Friday at the Conference Hall, Mount Tiyi College, Wokha. The event was organized by Research Committee and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Mount Tiyi College, Wokha and sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research – NERC, Shillong
Special Invitee Dr Karen L Donoghue, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya, in her keynote address, reminded that the National Education Policy 2020 is India’s third education policy to be promulgated. She noted that NEP 2020 aims to provide holistic education, focusing on all round development of students. She also stated that NEP focuses on regional languages apart from two other national languages.
In her speech, Donoghue also highlighted various challenges faced by the NEP, including the mindset of the people, the policy being very content intensive, etc. Furthermore, she stressed that technology should only be used as an extension of teaching learning process and not a replacement of teaching learning.
During the second session, Dr Rosanna Kikon, Associate Professor, Mount Tiyi College, Wokha in her speech said that there are both negative as well as positive aspects, so in order to come up with amicable solution, such kind of seminars are conducted.
Kikon expressed that one of the most interesting aspects of NEP 2020 is the focus to skill development keeping in mind the growing unemployment problem in India. Lastly, she expressed that this NEP 2020 can open the door for students.
The seminar was conducted into different sections where they had a discussion hour on NEP 2020. The first session of the event was chaired by Dr Roland K Kikon, Asst. Prof, Mount Tiyi College, Wokha, Welcome address was delivered by Dr Bweyhunle Khing, Principal, MTC, Wokha and Vote of Thanks was proposed by Khyobenthung Tsopoe, Asso. Prof, MTC, Wokha.
The Second session was chaired by Dr I Koktiba, Asst. Prof, MTC, Wokha, the seminar report was presented by Khrunuto Kezo, Asst. Prof, MTC, Wokha and Vote of Thanks by Dr Azhanuo Peki, Convenor, Organizing Committee.