T. John College NEP 2020Experts' Conclave

Date:08-09-2021

T John Group of Institutions organized a ‘NEP 2020 experts Conclave”  on 8th September 2021 in TJIT Auditorium., with a vision to emphasize the road map for implementing National Education Policy ( NEP 2020) in the higher education sector.  Honourable Chairman, Dr. Thomas P John, addressed the gathering by welcoming all the dignitaries Dr. C. N. Aswath Narayan, Hon’ble Minister, Department of Higher Education, IT&BT, Science & Technology, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Govt of Karnataka, Prof. B Thimmegowda, ?Vice Chairman, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Dr. K.R. Venugupal, Hon’ble Vice Chanceloor, Bangalore University,  Dr. N.H. Siddalingaswamy, Director, AICTE, New Delhi, Dr. S. M. Suresh, Registrar (Frmr), IIT Guwahati & Direcotr (Frmr), AICTE, New Delhi, and Dr. K. C. Latha, Education Officer, UGC, Bangalore and other honorable dignitaries recording their noble achievements individually and thanked each one of them for being present in this momentous occasion.  This was a proud moment for all the teaching fraternity as they awaited valuable insights about the new NEP 2020 policy.

 Honorable Minister Department of Higher Education Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan thanked Dr.Thomas p. John for inviting him for the conclave and delivered the inaugural address that the present NEP is the best policy given to the students by the Government of India. He claimed that the government of Karnataka is eager and willing to support and take up effective measures to implement this policy for it deals with the lives of our people and society. It seeks to improvise knowledge: to excel, to innovate in all fields, for the benefit of the entire World. It is the best in the world and the ultimate goal in the students' dreams and aspirations. It relates to education, skill, development, innovation and technology, and progress in all fields. It believes in academic freedom and performance, to be the best. It is learner-centric and benefits all students, institutions, and society as a whole. Our Education minister’s emphasis was more on improved standards of teaching and learning while imparting knowledge as per NEP and he appreciated the concerted efforts of the T. John group of Institutions for creating awareness about this programme.

Vice-Chancellor, Bangalore University, Dr. K.R. Venugopal was the presiding Officer for this occasion. He emphasized that “NEP is a landmark and milestone in education in the timeline of this country.” The new policy is based on inter-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and multi-disciplinary programmme which emphasize online and distance education.. Its focus is more on employability, knowledge, and skill.

Vice-Chairman, Karnataka state Higher Education Council, Prof. B. Thimmegowda, the keynote speaker of the day, addressed the gathering by remarking initially that the Chairman of T John Group of Institution, Dr. Thomas P John has shown a lot of interest in academics and higher education. He very beautifully summarized that the task of the educator and the objective of this policy was to bring in holistic and transformational changes into the field of education that develops the personality of an individual. It is credit-based and gives a lot of freedom to the teacher. Pedagogy plays an important role and learning can be intensive or experiential. The assessment pattern in learning is continuous formative assessment. These were the observation made by Prof B, Thimmegowda.

 Other dignitaries including Dr. N H. Siddalingaswamy, Director, AICTE, Dr. S.M.Suresh, Registrar & Director, AICTE Dr. K.C. Latha Education Officer, UGC, enlightened the audience with much more detailed information related to this policy.  The panel addressed the questions raised by the audience on the issues of NEP implementation, which ranged from academic administration to credit-based education and core and compulsory Credit system. The interactive sessions were addressed by the eminent panel members and they could elicit considerable inputs towards the implementation of NEP. An open interaction session with the audience especially students spread more light about this new educational programme.

All the dignitaries were felicitated and honoured with a token of appreciation and with the vote of thanks. This was a remarkable moment for T. John Group of Institution.

The Conclave enriched by Panel Dignitaries from MHRD, UGC, AICTE, NEP2020 Committee, NAAC, NBA, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Vice Chancellors of reputed Universities, Karnataka Directorate Of Technical Education, and IIT/IISC. Even many principals from other colleges, principals from Pre-University Colleges, faculties and students took part in this successful program.