Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) of Government of India has published in their site the draft copy of National Educational Policy 2016 prepared by them. They have requested all the stakeholders to debate and submit their recommendations and suggestins to MHRD.
The eMagazine PreSense (published by Prime Point Foundation) and Sansad Ratna Awards Committee organised a seminar at Dr MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai on Saturday the 3rd Sep 2016. Susan Koshy, Editor of PreSense welcomed the audience and explained the purpose of the seminar. Sivakeerthi, education consultant coordinated the programme.
The programme had two panel discussions. The first one on 'School Education' and the second one was on 'Higher Education, Research and Governance'. R Nurullah, senior journalist moderated the panelists.
P Ravi (Regional Director of National Institute of Open Schooling), Dr Jahitha Begum (HOD, Department of Education, Gandhigram Rural University) and Lakshmi Radhakrishnan (Former Chairperson of Madras Dyslexia Association) were the panelists for 'School Education'.
In the second panel, Dr A Kalanidhi (Former Vice Chancellor of Anna University), Dr Sudarsan Padmanabhan (Associate Professor of IIT Madras), Dr R Jagannathan (Former Vice Chancellor of Middle East University, UAE) and Harish Metha (Secretary, SS Jain Education Society) shared their views on higher education.
The participants also shared their suggestions for incorporation in the recommendations. A Sub Committee headed by Ramesh Sethuraman is preparing the recommendations for submission to MHRD. Bhawanesh Deora, Secretary of Sansad Ratna Awards Committee proposed vote of thanks.