Mr. Shaikh Nadeem President of SIO Pune chapter addressing media briefed the recommendations and said that there were consultation programs done by SIO at 19 different places with Professors, academicians, students and other Student organizations’ and Report is drafted to MHRD and state Education department as part of Suggestion For New educational policy 2015. (Recommendations Enclosed)
On this occasion, Chief Guest Mr. Milind Wagh (Ex Member-Senate, Board of Studies, SP Pune University) congratulate the student body for preparing the document and said that “The New National Education Policy must simultaneously achieve four objectives – Equity, Access, Excellence and Employability. Promotion of communal harmony, secularism, national unity and integration, social justice, gender justice, tolerance and respect for pluralism and diversity and peace in the world must be the guiding purpose of the system of education at all levels.”
He added, the intervention of GATT(now WTO)in every sector including public sector .Why WTO wants FDI in education, is a long theory to discuss but he explained the clause of agreement “ we will do investment for commercial education “i.e commercial education will replace free and quality education. The poor and middle class students will not get it easily,
Mr. Tauseef Madikeri Campus Secretary SIO Of India, raised serious consensus on the market oriented up gradations of educational policy in third decade of economic reforms, where Private stakeholders in both school and higher education on name of philanthropic approach adopting the responsibility of education by removing it from shoulders of government, and this philanthropic understanding of today’s time is much dominated by corporate players who are influencing on curriculum reforms rather infrastructural based on their market policies.
Today government is cutting grants on schemes at different levels, and at many places faculties are recruited on contract basis by demoralizing their responsibility, it became very difficult to distinguish economic and educational discourse, it is mixed in totality and results are expected in the same way which is not possible, since education is gradual process to build community and nation besides helping for employability, many courses we have neglected in humanities by assuming it as non-employable course in higher and school education, if we want to progress then we also need to have good understanding on subject of humanities.
Mr. Mohammad Ali (Public Relation Secretary SIO Maharashtra) said Experimental testing can be possible in analytical subjects of mathematics’ and physical science but same tools cannot analyse the progress in social science, Very important provision of No detention in RTE is misplaced where it does not stop for No-Evaluation, and if this No Detention policy is dropped then it directly affect underprivileged section of society.” Emphasizing on Teacher Education he said that it need to be formally facilitated by the government under higher education. Also, he opposes the common curriculum for universities where university are centers to bring new research and intention of the government to standardized university education is nothing but cultural Revivalisms and we need to be much careful in it.