Mizoram University

Professors, teaching and non-teaching staff
Dear participants

I am very happy to note that the Department of Education, Mizoram University is organising this Conference with ICSSR collaboration on the theme “NEP-2020 Philosophy”. It is desirable that all the stakeholders, especially those concerned with the field of Education, have a proper understanding about the Philosophy of NEP-2020. The Conference theme interestingly focuses on “Indian Philosophical thoughts and contributions of thinkers to the field of Education”. I am certain that the learned speakers will provide valuable insight into this topic throughout the Conference.

On this occasion, I would like to talk about the National Education Policy 2020 Philosophy for Higher Education, which is a document that lays out the vision and direction for higher education in India for several years to come.

The NEP 2020 Philosophy for Higher Education level is built on three key principles – access, equity, and quality.

These principles are critical for ensuring that every student has an equal opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of their social or economic background.

A key feature of the NEP 2020 is the emphasis on multidisciplinary education. This means that students will be encouraged to pursue a wide range of courses across different disciplines, including science, humanities, and social sciences.

This will help students develop a holistic understanding of the world around them and prepare them for the complex challenges of the 21st century.

Another important aspect of the NEP 2020 Philosophy for Higher Education level is the emphasis on research and innovation. The policy recognizes that research is critical for driving economic growth and development.

Therefore, it seeks to create a culture of research and innovation in Indian universities. This will help India become a global knowledge superpower.

The NEP 2020 is a comprehensive policy that aims to transform the entire education system in our country. It covers all aspects of education, from early childhood care to higher education.

The policy has been developed after extensive consultations with educationists, experts, and stakeholders, and it reflects the aspirations and needs of the people of our country.

Another vital feature of the NEP 2020 is its focus on transforming the higher education system in our country. The policy acknowledges that higher education is crucial for the development of our country.

The policy aims to make higher education accessible, inclusive, and equitable for all, and seeks to transform higher education institutions into vibrant centers of learning and research.

The philosophy of the NEP 2020 related to higher education is based on three key principles: autonomy, accountability, and academic freedom.

These principles are essential for creating a world-class higher education system that can compete with the best in the world.

Autonomy refers to the freedom of higher education institutions to decide their own academic programs, admission criteria, and evaluation systems. This autonomy will enable institutions to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of society and the economy.

The policy recognizes that different institutions have different strengths and needs, and autonomy will enable them to develop their unique identities and niches.

Accountability refers to the responsibility of higher education. It is important at all levels of Education with special reference to Teacher Education. As I note, most of you are from Higher education and especially from teacher Education.

I hope that you will discuss and come out with a clear understanding of the Philosophy of NEP-2020, which will ensure the progress and betterment of our Education system.

I congratulate the Department of Education, Mizoram University and ICSSR for organizing this important National Conference.

It is my wish that the deliberations and recommendations of this Conference will go far in the successful implementation of NEP-2020 in its true spirit.

Thank you.

Jai Hind.