Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that the National Education Policy is based on equity, quality, and accessibility and aims to make India a global knowledge superpower by focusing on transformational reforms in schools and the higher education system. Pokhriyal was addressing a one-day international conference at Lovely Professional University (LPU) on 'International Higher Education Opportunities in the Post-COVID World' on Friday.
"I am very happy that LPU has organised this dialogue with the senior policymakers of the world and has been doing so much work in the internationalisation of education," Pokhriyal, chief guest of the event, said. The conference was attended by 12 senior academicians of the ranks of pro-vice-chancellors, vice-rectors, directors, among others, from various top universities from countries like the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and Cyprus as panellists.
Talking about the NEP, Pokhriyal noted, "India has updated its New Education Policy for 33 crore Indian students, studying in 1,000 universities and 45,000 colleges. Their aspiration is reflected in this NEP. This policy has been made in consultation with all the stakeholders, including students, teachers, scientists and NGOs. It is the biggest innovation, where participation is from everyone."
"Today, internationalisation is a very big thing, and the NEP has made it possible for the universities from across the world to open campuses in India. I invite you all to set up campuses in India and work on more joint research projects with Indian universities," he added.