Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank chaired a meeting with the senior officials of the ministry to review the implementation of New Education Policy- 2020. Pokhriyal directed appointment of Nodal Persons in all the concerned ministries for coordinating the seamless implementation of the Policy.
The Minister informed that Government will soon take necessary steps to establish Virtual Universities, which is different from the concept of open universities. This will help in achieving the desired GER in higher education as envisaged in National Education Policy.
He asked the committee to work in a mission mode and submit the report within 15 days. He also said the committee should analyse the reasons behind students going abroad for pursuing studies.
Pokhriyal said that National Education Technology forum (NETF) should be seeded in UGC/ AICTE and should start the work immediately.
The Minister called for using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology for imparting studies in mother languages in the higher education.