New Delhi – Disruptive technology will be a cause for the loss of millions of jobs in the next one decade, as most of the repetitive work will be done by technology, Dr. Harivansh Chaturvedi, Director at the Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) said, during a dialogue on the Draft National Education Policy, 2019, held in New Delhi on Friday (26 Jul).
The ‘India CSR Dialogue’ talked about expectations and opportunities for the corporate sector and the civil society in the Draft NEP. It also talked about the role that the two stakeholders could play to take forward the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which envisages to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.
Issues related to rote learning, teachers training, proposal to set-up National Research Foundation, role of anganwadis in early childhood education and curriculum & pedagogy were discussed during the event.
Among the key speakers, Nidhi Pundhir, Director at HCL Foundation; Praveen Karn, CSR head at Spark Minda Group; Varsha S, Head, Advocacy & Partnership at Mobile Creches and Suresh Reddy, Director & Lead CSR at SRS Foundation participated in discussions.
Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TagHive and Ashutosh Pandit, CEO at Stem Learning shared their practical experiences and gave suggestions. TagHive and Stem Learning are smart learning solution providers working on various education initiatives in India.
Atul Sud, Director (Legal and Regulatory Affairs) at Perfetti Van Melle and Neelam Makhijani, country director and chief executive officer (CEO) at ChildFund India gave their expert views on particular theme and issues.
Pankaj Agarwal, Founder and CEO, TagHive said “the introduction of draft NEP could not have come at a better time. The NEP envisages participation of students, teachers, parents and administration at school and government levels roles and TagHive’s technology solution integrated all the stakeholders in its solution to improve the overall learning, teaching and monitoring experience”.
The MHRD constituted a committee in June 2017, under the chairmanship of former ISRO chairman Krishnaswami Kasturirangan to prepare the Draft NEP, 2019. The committee submitted its report on 15 Dec.
The policy was released on 31 May. The government has extended the deadline to submit suggestions from 30 Jun till 31 Jul.
Mumbai-based Stem Leaning is empowering school teachers with innovative tools to teach science and mathematics. The company has been promoting learning in the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the school level. The company works with corporate groups to develop sustainable and effective CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives in education. As of now, the company has tied up with over 100 companies including top banks like the HDFC Bank Ltd, ICICI Ltd and HSBC Ltd to implement its programmes, Pandit said.
Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL) stems from the understanding that the youth in India form one of the most vulnerable groups, who on the one hand are expected to be the leaders to determine the destiny of India, and on the other lack essential information and opportunities to succeed in life.