Students should develop the art of critical thinking
Hyderabad: NEP offers quality, affordable, flexible and extracurricular activities, but alongside its focus should also be on developing the art of critical thinking, NEP Conference panelists felt.
Woxsen University Vice President Raul V Rodriguez spoke about the change he has seen in the education system over the past decade in the country. He said the only critical factor beyond quality is critical thinking.
JNTUH Vice Chancellor Katta Narasimha Reddy’s commission suggested a change and wanted a fee and compulsory education from ages 6 to 14. The NEP provides for this.
TASK CEO Shrikant Sinha said the new education policy will bring change. Thanks to the pandemic, the whole education ecosystem was immediately on a very good path, he said. “When I was doing my physics. Back when I wanted to do sports, I couldn’t. Here there is an opportunity to have holistic learning with the new policy. Now you can do physics and also sports,” he said.
Ni-MSME Chief Executive S Glory Swarupa explained the importance of skills development. She said their institution provided training to 111 million people. She said 58% of graduates are unemployed due to a lack of skills. skills entrepreneurship was important and added that there should be a national skills council.
JNAFAU Vice Chancellor Kavita Daryani Rao said the NEP is trying to change the fate of education in India. She said there is a common perception that students can have great academics, but they are not ready to work and the NEP is trying to fill that gap. College credit banking would allow a lot of flexibility, she added. Organizational strategist and author K Krishna Saagar Rao said the NEP came late and was long overdue. The destiny of the Nation depends on the quality of education. If there are no skills, what is the value of a piece of paper (diploma). The new policy provides for three aspects: it provides global integration, flexibility of choice and portability of the educational credential, he said.
AICTE’s chief coordinator, Buddha Chandrashekhar, said the NEP was the best-designed education policy in the world. This is the time when we move from a developing country to a developed country, he said. He called on students attending the conference to share their knowledge with their friends through social media.
“We want our students and teachers to rule the world. It’s about building our character. We’re creating a decision-making system. Let other countries come to our country to learn from us. The beauty of NEP is that he is nimble by nature,” Chandrashekhar said. He also asked students to feel proud of their mother tongue while respecting English. It is always easy to understand in one’s native language, he added.