Established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society, the not-for-profit NIIT University (NU) is set to host a virtual panel discussion gathering prestigious and impactful school educators across Rajasthan under one roof to help them draw inspiration from each other’s innovative teaching and learning methodologies. Joining in as a guest speaker will be Dr. K. Kasturirangan talking about the future of education as a recorded message, the former chief of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), current Chairperson of NIIT University and author of the NEP, along with other senior leaders of NU, and NU faculty and students.
Also joining in as key speakers will be Lt Gen (retd) Surendra Kulkarni, Director Mayo College, Ajmer and Mr. Sanjay Dutta Principal Maharana Mewar Public School, Udaipur. The discussion will also see an opening statement from Mr. Rajendra Pawar, Founder NU, Chairman & Co-Founder, NIIT Group and an engaging panel discussion with NU Leadership Vijay K. Thadani, Co-founder NU, Vice Chairman & MD, NIIT Ltd, Prof Parimal Mandke, Acting President NU and Maj Gen A K Singh (Retd),Chief Operations Officer & Dean Student Affairs NU.
The last year saw a lot of disruption owing to COVID. Schools and universities were one of the many sectors that were widely hit. It not only had an effect on the overall mental state of the students, but also on the emotional and physical well-being of teachers and educators, many of whom had no ideas how to effectively use online resources to make the best out of the situation.
Dr. K. Kasturirangan, former chief of ISRO, current Chairperson of NIIT University and the author of NEP said, “The National Education Policy focuses on how flexibility of curriculum and multi-disciplinary approach can help in building a better learning process for students, while amplifying the role of educators.”
The event is likely to be an engaging conversation between senior educationists deliberating on how the new normal has impacted the teaching learning methodologies and how the educators may have turned the many challenges faced by them into opportunities. From implementing innovative ways for academic continuity to being a true example of the NEP outcomes, NU has been at the forefront of it all. The panel will talk about innovative ideas, how the NEP has come into play, and what the future of education will look like going forward.