Thursday, 4 November 2021

NEP Talk Series: Student Roundtable

 The Department of Sociology and Social Work Students Association and Socius, Applied Sociology Students Collective, conducted a student roundtable discussion on the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Mr Dhruv Ahluwalia from 5PSEco smoothly moderated the session. Dr Rajeev was of immense help in making the event a successful one. The National Education Policy 2020 lays significant focus on various topics concerned with education in the 21st-century. 
The panellists came in with vibrant perspectives and insightful views on all the substantial issues and benefits of the policy. Ms Serene Teresa of 1MSOC spoke about the focus on avenues that vocational education opens for eager students and the poor student-teacher ratio that results from teacher absenteeism in government schools in India. Ms Supriya Bedi from 1MSW CCP spoke at length about the privatization of education through the National Education Policy 2020 and its effects through decolonization and neo-liberalization of schooling. The privatization of education on the marginalized sections of India’s social fabric was examined as it exponentially increased the cost of education. Ms Pooja Anbu of 5PSEco praised the National Education Policy 2020 as a step towards thinking globally but acting locally and the National Education Technology Forum (NETF) to close the digital gap among rural and urban Indian students. Mr Harshil Sangal from 5PSEco discussed a philosophical flaw in the policy in that he examined the effects of favouring private education over public education systems.

Students put forth their views and opinions in the most lively manner, and the discussion successfully turned out to be invigorating and fruitful. The session ended with a vote of thanks from Ms Varsha Lourdes from 3MSOC.

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