Yogesh Singh, The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University has stated that the country might not get the desired results if the National Education Policy of 2020 was not implemented properly across the country. He also stated that policies that hindered the development of the country should be stalled. He urged countrymen to refrain from activities that weakened the nation. He said this while attending a seminar at Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences in collaboration with Sodh. The seminar was titled ‘Viswa Guru Bharat: Exploring the Glorious Past, Promising Present and the Future Roadmap.’
“The National Education Policy came in 2020 and it has good features. If we are not to implement it properly, we will not get the results the nation wants… Students, institutions — we all have to find our roles and work towards its implementation,” he stated.
The University of Delhi is about to implement the NEP 2020 from the upcoming academic session, a move that has fetched a lot of criticism by the professors and teachers. The Vice Chancellor of Delhi University emphasized that the policy should be viewed from a larger perspective, requesting teachers to nurture students who have a mission to build the nation.
“It shouldn’t be about discipline, specific courses or the number of credits, workload of teachers… We were producing good engineers and doctors earlier also and we were giving degrees earlier also. But we need to work on strengthening our country,” he mentioned.
The vice chancellor further stated that policies that didn’t contribute to the country’s development should be scrapped. He stated further that the country needed a growth rate of 10% in the next 10 years assuming that the country will become a developed nation by 2047. But he stated that the danger will increase as the country becomes a developed nation.
He went on to talk about the country’s security and the role technology played in strengthening the nation and claimed that the country couldn’t afford to compromise with the security in the border areas. He mentioned that the nation always had a technological upsurge but it still required the latest technology to give the nation a better dimension. He shared that the technology should be produced in India, but if it wasn’t possible, the country should collaborate with governments and bring it to the country and if that was not possible either, the country should, buy, beg, borrow or steal, go to any extent to make it possible.