Webinar on NEP 2020 - Indian Knowledge System - Languages, Arts and Culture
Based on the guidelines received from UGC (University Grants Commission), on the completion of one year of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) is conducting the online webinar series. As a part of the webinar series, the Department of Mass Communication of the University organised a webinar on the topic “Indian Knowledge System – Language, Art & Culture”. This webinar aimed for educationists, research scholars and students to discuss the implementation of NEP and record the feedback and suggestions in order to make NEP more effective and productive in upcoming time. More than 100 participants participated in this webinar.
This webinar consisted of three eminent experts in their respective field and enlightened the participants through their critical thoughts and ideas. Pof. Atish Prashar, Convenor of the webinar setting the tone of the event welcomed and introduced the speakers to all the participants.
Prof. Vijoy Kant Das, Hon’ble Member, Bihar State University Service Commission was the keynote speaker of the session. He discussed the rich heritage and culture of India across multiple disciplines. He said that the language is the carrier of culture and NEP had done a responsible and commendable job in inculcating Indian Knowledge System in our academic curriculum.
The second speaker as Guest of Honour, Dr. Manasvini M Yogi, OSD- Delhi School of Journalism, University of Delhi expressed her concern of dependency on foreign literature to validate or justify our policies and research findings. Moreover, she was of the view that we must accept modernization but at the same time we must strive to preserve our rich culture and heritage.
Dr. Sudhanshu Kumar Jha, Head, Centre for Historical Studies and Archaeology, CUSB as Guest Speaker of the event emphasized on the challenges of NEP regarding its implementation. Some of them were in the form of behavioural challenges, internal challenges and maintaining harmony in diverse countries like India. Moreover, embracing the indigenous education system he said that indigenous education system was multi-disciplinary and the foreigners who utilized this system and gained knowledge from here became cultural and civilizational leaders later. In order to strengthen the NEP 2020, he suggested incorporating Indian knowledge system which is based on scientificism.
The event concluded with vote of thanks given to all the eminent speakers and guests by Dr. Sujeet Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department Of Mass Communication and Media Studies.