Draft Education Policy may be Announced by December: Irani

HRD Minister Smriti said the draft national education policy will be announced \'hopefully\' by December 2015.

Published: 19th September 2015 12:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2015 12:55 AM   |  A+A-

smriti irani_thinkedu
By PTI

AGARTALA: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti today said the draft national education policy will be announced 'hopefully' by December.

"For the first time, a collaborative effort has been taken from the grass root level to formulate the national education policy. We are talking to teachers, students, district magistrates and other sections of the society to formulate the policy.

"Hopefully, the first draft would be published in December," Irani told reporters here.

She presided over the North East Zonal Consultative Meeting here with the Education ministers and Education secretaries and other officials of the region.

However, Education ministers of only Tripura, Manipur and Sikkim were present in the meeting, though representatives of all the states were at the meeting.

During her visit to National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, earlier in the day, she said a special meeting of the NITs of the North East would be convened soon to discuss their problems and opportunities for improvements.

She also directed authorities of NIT Agartala to invite at least one foreign academician in the institute for delivering lectures at least for 15 days.

Asking the institute to furnish a list of foreign academicians, who may be invited, to the ministry, Irani said, "The cost of travels of the academicians would be borne by the ministry and the lectures would be video recorded for future use by the students," she added.

She also stressed on the need for student exchange with other NITs of the country for benefit of the students.

The HRD minister also met the Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp