Shimla, Dec. 23 – Governor Bandaru Dattatraya today interacted with Vice-Chancellors on National Education Policy (NEP) and its implementation through video-conference from Raj Bhavan.
Vice-Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla Prof Sikander Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, VC CSK HP Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palamur, Prof. H.K. Chaudhary, VC H.P. Technical University, Hamirpur Prof S.P. Bansal, Vice-Chancellor of Atal Medical & Research University, Mandi Prof (Dr.) Surender Kashyap and VC Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Cluster University, Mandi Dr. C.L. Chandan participated in the video-conference
In his keynote address, the Governor directed all the VCs to prepare Vision Document in accordance with the National Education Policy and submit its final draft till 15th February, next year. He also advised them to formulate a policy in improving the ranking of the institute and work accordingly. He also asked them to send a detailed report regarding initiative and achievement of the Universities during pandemic period.
He said that they should focus on sectors like AGRI business, food processing, post harvest technology, wellness health care and skill development. He added that increased internships, virtual internships, help of alumni, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics would be the new sectors to be addressed in future. He also stressed on the linkage with Lok Mitra Kendras and Self Help Groups of women and said that outcome measurement should be in research, employment and entrepreneurship.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of all the vice chancellors and university administration in providing quality education and worked hard in providing and endow-with on-line services to the students.
All Vice- Chancellors presented their action taken report through this virtual platform.
Secretary to Governor Rakesh Kanwar welcomed the Governor and all members and coordinated the meeting.