Youth without skills can be a burden for country: Prof. Manish R Joshi

7:38 PM, Friday, May 26th, 2023

Mangaluru : India’s Demographic Dividend can be a disaster to the country, if the young generation of the country don’t develop skills. National Education Policy- 2020 is crucial in providing the skills to students, opined University Grants Commission (UGC) Secretary Prof. Manish R Joshi.

He deliv1ered the keynote address online, during a National Seminar on ‘Implementation of National Education Policy 2020: Challenges and Way Forward – Curriculum, Assessment and Outcome’ organised by Mangalore University Vibhag of Karnataka Rajya Mahavidyalaya Shikshak Sangh, in collaboration with Mangalore University, Karnataka State Higher Education Council, and University College Mangalore of Hampanakatte here on Friday.

In his presidential remarks, Mangalore University Vice Chancellor Prof. P Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya said that there are challenges in the implementation of the National Education Policy-2020, which supports the all-round development of students. Everyone’s goal is to step on them and make the students an asset of the country. ABRSM Dakshin Madhya Kshetriya Pramukh Dr. Raghu Akamanchi said that teachers should know the pros and cons of NEP properly.

Chief Guest, ABRSM National Joint Organizing Secretary G. Laxman said that the new education policy will prepare students to face new challenges. KRMSS State President Dr. Gurunath Badigere, Advisory Committee Head, Mangalore University Project Monitoring and Evaluation Board Director Dr. Manjaiah, Mangalore University Syndicate member Ramesh Kumar and others were present on the stage.

Mangalore South MLA Vedavyasa Kamath gave a visit during the event. KRMSS Mangalore Vibhag Head Dr. Sudha N Vaidya, Secretary Venkatesh Nayak, Treasurer Ashalatha, Convenor Dr. Shobha, co-convenor Dr. Dr. Jyoti Priya, Organizing Secretary Subhashini Srivatsa were present among others. Kerala Central University Assistant Professor Dr. Kavya Hegde mastered the ceremony. In-Charge Principal of the college Dr. Latha A. Pandit presided over the valedictory event.

Panel Discussion
Karnataka State Council of Higher Education Executive Director Dr. Gopalakrishna Joshi moderated the panel discussion. UGC Joint Secretary Dr. N. Gopu Kumar, Chanakya University Assistant Professor, School of Arts Humanities and Social Science Adjunct Professor Dr. Rajendra Joshi shared their thoughts. Mangalore University Dean of Science Prof. Manjunath Pattabhi participated in the discussion. The open question and answer program in the afternoon attracted attention.

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