September 17, 2020 12:27:02 am
The National Education Policy (NEP) would allow students to be industry-ready at a younger age and make them employable, opposite to the prevalent coverage the place even graduates usually are not deemed to be match to be employed by industries, mentioned Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Wednesday.
He was talking at a webinar organised by the Gujarat University Startup and Entrepreneurship Council (GUSEC) how the NEP encourages an entrepreneurial mindset and start-ups.
Addressing the gathering, Harkesh Mittal, former head National Entrepreneurship Board, Department of Science and Technology, mentioned, “We need to further accelerate innovation by converting knowledge into usable products and services, and the NEP addresses these concerns very well.”
“The Gujarat government has already kept startups and innovation on its priority list and is playing a proactive role in the implementation of the NEP, having formed a 13-member taskforce to study and effectively implement it,” Chudasama mentioned.
Professor Himanshu Pandya, Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat University, mentioned, “The NEP enables students to establish their own innovative ideas while being in school and enables to materialise their dreams, irrespective of their financial backgrounds.”
Emphasising on bettering the standard of schooling, Anju Sharma, principal secretary, schooling, mentioned, “We should offer opportunities to provide impetus to entrepreneurship and innovation and build a pool of talented, all-round personalities that can be better innovators.”
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