Kozhikode: The NEP 2020 organized by Markaz called for the expansion of the National Education Policy to include all social language groups: commented on the two-day National Seminar on Changes in Education. The current prepared policy has several limitations. The policy, which referred to Sanskrit, did not mention popular Urdu or Bengali, which has a deep tradition. In a country like India, where democracy is strong, a policy needs to be formulated that looks at the future of higher education for the people in need. However, there are indications in many quarters that the new policy will encourage private capital in education and limit various government services. Nowhere in the policy, has the basic concepts of the Indian Constitution such as secularism and socialism not been addressed in its importance. India needs to put forward an education policy that can set an example to the whole world in a way that nurtures our democracy. Therefore, this policy should be rewritten in a way that marks the accuracy and cultural diversity of India: the seminar commented.
JNU Zakir Hussain Center for Education Assistant Professor Dr. Suresh Babu, NCERT Former Head of Curriculum Prof. MA Qadir, Delhi University Assistant Professor Dr. Yasser Arafat, Assistant Professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences; KP Manoj and Dr. Umarul Farooq, Academic Director, Markaz Sharia City delivered the keynote address.
Markaz Knowledge City Director Dr. Muhammad Abdul Hakeem Azhari introduced the audience. Former Malayalam University Registrar Prof Umar Farooq has moderated the sessions.