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‘NEP 2020’ should reduce inequality and socio- educational gap, says Dr R Indira

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Mysuru: Noted Sociologist and reputed Professor Dr R Indira opined that “The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 seeks to have a ‘Holistic Institution’ with multiple discipline, mutual learning, and respect to other discipline”.

According to All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE) 2019 report there are 993 Universities, 39931 Colleges and 10725 Stand Alone Institutions who are registered.

It is time to unlearn and relearn among these Higher Educational Institutions to implement NEP 2020 to reduce inequality and socio-educational gap in the country’ said Indira during the Webinar on Implication of NEP 2020 on Higher Education organized by SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD) under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA).

Indira said that “NEP 2020 is a vision document which details the things which can be carried out for the betterment of Indian Education System. Even though some of the initiatives in the document are already in place in many institutions, the autonomy to frame the syllabus, more focused approach towards innovation, multi-discipline universities and corporatization of higher education are some the core concepts which Higher Educational Institutions should now focus upon. Further, the institutions should have clear plans for social inclusiveness and growth as a research-teaching universities”.

Dr N R Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, Mysore, emphasised the importance for educational institutions in bring in greater social awareness among students.

Dr B Yashoverma, Secretary of SDM Educational Trust, Ujire, graced the occasion.

Dr Sunil M V Nodal Officer of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) at SDMIMD coordinated the programme.

Faculty members, research scholars and educationist participated in the webinar.

About the Speaker

Dr Ramarao Indira is an Indian sociologist. In her University career spanning more than 40+ years, was the Chair of the Department of Sociology; Director of the International Centre; and Honorary Director of the Centre for Women’s Studies at the University of Mysore.

Indira built research culture in the department through her people-centric research projects and also training generations of students to undertake studies on themes of social relevance. She is well known for her works on gender issues in forest management, girls’ education, building capacities of women in local self-governance institutions.

The research contribution by Indira to the wealth of knowledge in Sociology and social research is enormous. Translation works, research reports, journal articles, edited volumes, consultancy reports, evaluation reports, conference volumes adds to her contribution which are detailed in personal webpage of the speaker www.r-indira.com

Currently, Indira is the President of Samruddhi Foundation, a civil society group that she initiated with her family & friends for building capacities of women, research students & members of civil society. She is a Contributor and Editor of Subject Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Journals, Theme based books and Translation Projects. Indira is currently heading a team that is translating Anthony Giddens’ Sociology into Kannada, besides being involved in translation projects and evaluation of forestry programmes in Karnataka.

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