Union Minister of Education on November 11, 2020, inaugurated the National Education Day program through video conferencing. He was the chief guest in the program organized by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s First Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
His birth anniversary is celebrated as National Education Day. Dr. K Kasturirangan, Former Chairman, ISRO, and Chairman of the committee for drafting the New Education Policy attended the event as the Guest of Honor in the program.
Addressing teachers, students, and others through video conferencing, Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said: “Through ‘Study in India, Stay in India and Internationalization of Education’, we are committed to establishing India as a global hub of education. We should cooperate, coordinate, and reach an agreement with leading universities to ensure a high quality of education. This has been included in NEP 2020 by inviting Top 100 World Universities to open a campus in India.”
NEP-2020 will transform the education system
Talking about the transformation of the education system, Pokhriyal said IIT Bombay is a leading global technological institution. The institution provides transformative education to create leaders and innovators. It also generates new knowledge for society and industry.
The implementation of NEP-2020 will transform the education system of the country, he added.
He congratulated awardees for their dedication and hard to take research and development to a new height. He appealed to students to use science and technology for the benefit of others.
Prof SubhasisChaudhuri gave away the IIT Bombay Research Excellence Awards 2019. The IIT Bombay Research Excellence Awards were instituted in the last several years to recognize the R&D efforts of IIT Bombay faculty.
National Education celebration at IIT Bombay
Talking about the National Education Policy 2020, Prof.Subhasis Chaudhuri, the Director of IIT Bombay, said: “National Education Policy 2020 formulated by the Education Ministry is very comprehensive in its scope and through proper assimilation, we expect a big boost in the quality of education for all students in India.
At IIT Bombay, we look forward to leveraging the key spirits embodied in this policy document in making our offerings more expansive, substantive, and socially relevant. As we celebrate the National Education Day, we reaffirm our commitments to providing quality education and excellence in research.”
Krithi Ramamritham Award
The Chief Guest conferred Professor Krithi Ramamritham Award for creative research-2019 to Prof.Jayakrishnan Nair, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay for his significant research contributions in”Uncertainty management in the smart, renewable-rich power grid”, and to Prof.
Varun Bhalerao, Department of Physics, IIT Bombay, for his significant research contributions in “Electromagnetic counterparts to gravitational wave sources”. The award carries a citation and a cash incentive of Rs. 1,00,000/- each and it is given from the endowment grant given by Prof. Jayant R. Harissa, IISc, Bangaluru.