Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham conducted webinars and discussions over a few days for the implementation of the National Education Policy, NEP 2020 as per AICTE guidelines. For the final webinar session, 400+ faculty members from 6 Amrita campuses attended the virtual event. Prof. Kamal Bijlani, Director, Strategic Initiatives, gave an overview of NEP 2020 and its scope. Distinguished experts at Amrita, Dr. Sasangan Ramanathan, Dean of Engineering, Dr. Sriram Devanathan, Principal of Engineering, Bangalore, and others shared their views and strategies for implementing NEP policy.
The senior management of Amrita pledged to implement the guidelines of NEP 2020 to contribute to the community, state, regional, national and international levels through a variety of innovative initiatives. Dr. P. Venkat Rangan said, “Our Chancellor, Amma has been guiding our University with her spectacular leadership. A few years ago, we initiated the IoE process and we have been ranked among the top private Universities. We are glad to note that several of our vision points – Education for Life, Compassion Driven Research, Multidisciplinary, Global Impact – are now an integral part of the new NEP 2020.”
Many faculty members had submitted their suggestions for NEP 2020 before the main webinar. Based on those suggestions, there were lively interactions with the faculty members, and the pros and cons of many ideas were discussed and evaluated. These discussions are being crystallized into Amrita’s Action Plan for NEP 2020.