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Minister of Education says digital university will be key to improving access to quality education

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said digital universities will be key to increasing the quality of education

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A technology-driven approach and initiatives such as the digital university in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) will be key to improving access to quality education, the education minister said. Union, Dharmendra Pradhan.

“There is a need for innovative, off-the-shelf methods to improve access to quality and affordable education and to bring our vast population under the structure of formal education and certified skills. Creating robust and resilient mechanisms to make education accessible to all is a priority for the government,” Pradhan said in his address to India Today’s Education Conclave.

“A technology-driven approach and initiatives such as the digital university in line with NEP-2020 will be key to improving access to quality education. NEP sets the vision and path to meet the needs of every learner from early childhood care and education (ECCE) and also to build a vibrant and equitable knowledge society. We are working to integrate skills education in school and higher education to boost employability,” he said.

Speaking about the future of jobs and skills, he said the nature of jobs is changing and that Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0 presents us with both a challenge and an opportunity to upskill, upskill and re-skill the vast country demographics.

“We need to bring about a paradigm shift in skills and make it more ambitious to harness IR 4.0 and prepare our young people for the future. The NEP charts the course to develop our students and youth as global citizens with new age ideas and skills and prioritizes Indian language learning to make India a 21st knowledge economy century,” he added.

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