National Education Policy : NITI Aayog, Bharti Foundation announce launch of ‘Convoke 2021-22’

Srinagar: NITI Aayog in partnership with Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, launched Convoke 2021-22.
Convoke is a National research Symposium which aims at addressing challenges in imparting education and strengthening its quality with special focus on all teachers, educationists, heads of schools across India.
Through this platform, School Teachers/ Heads/Principals of Government Schools and teachers from Bharti Foundation network will be encouraged to use research-based solutions through scientific approach, and showcase their efforts taken at the grass-root level in improving learning outcomes.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 also recognises and identifies teachers and faculty as the heart of the learning process. Teachers over the years have been coming up with innovative solution to help support students and even more during lockdown. Through Convoke they can now share their micro research papers. These research papers will be analyzed by a panel of Educationists. The shortlisted Research Papers will be presented during ‘National Research Symposium’ scheduled in January, 2022.
The event was chaired by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog and attended by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Dr. Prem Singh, Adviser (Education), NITI Aayog, Shri Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Co-Chairman, Bharti Foundation and Mamta Saikia, CEO, Bharti Foundation and also virtually attended by representatives of Ministry of Education, NIEPA, Officials of Education Departments/ SCERTs of all States/UTs.
Speaking during the event Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, said, “There is a need to focus on quality as we have achieved near universal access in elementary education. “It becomes an immediate and foremost important task given the learning regression that has happened due to the Covid 19 school closures. I hope that Convoke will become a platform which will be pan-India and it will become a movement towards improving learning outcomes through joyful teaching and learning.”
The National Education Policy 2020 gives a lot of emphasis on finding solutions using scientific methodology, helping teachers and students develop 21st century skills. It envisions a comprehensive approach to transform the quality and quantity of research in India, which includes definitive shifts in school education to a more play and discovery-based style of learning with emphasis on the scientific method and critical thinking.

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