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Purpose of education is to enhance human capacity: UGC Chairman

Hyderabad: “The purpose of education is to enhance human capacity that provides us the intellectual capability to address the questions as to how we are going to realize the future which is sustainable and secure,” said University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof M Jagadesh Kumar.

He was speaking in the the inaugural session of two-day National Conference “Shaping the Future of Education @ 2047” organized by the Department of Education and Training, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU).  NIOS Chairperson Prof Saroj Sharma was the guest speaker. The conference unfolded its transformative agenda.

Prof. Jagadesh Kumar emphasized the need to actualize a sustainable, healthy, peaceful, and secure future by transforming the education system under NEP 2020. This transformation involves providing learners with freedom, flexibility, and choices in their educational pursuits. Prof. Kumar advocated for a future founded on women-centric and inclusive development. In realizing the vision of a fully developed country by 2047 – Viksit Bharat, he highlighted the crucial role of four pillars: Youth, Women, Farmers, and the Poor. Prof. Kumar expressed unwavering confidence in MANUU, affirming its significant role in the nation-building process.

Prof. Saroj Sharma, in her address, delved into the insights of various educational commissions, emphasizing the directions for future education and the comprehensive Viksit Bharat @ 2047 agenda.

MANUU Vice Chancellor Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan expressed optimism about the conference’s outcome in his concluding remarks. Prof. Sk. Ishtiaque Ahmad, Registrar, illuminated the audience on MANUU’s introduction and its new program initiatives.

Prof. Shugufta Shaheen introduced the chief guest and Prof. Siddiqui Mohd. Mahmood introduced the guest speaker.Earlier, Prof. Vanaja. M, Dean, School of Education &Training, delivered the welcome address. Prof. Shaheen Altaf Shaikh, Head of the Department of Education and Training, proposed a vote of thanks. Dr. V.S. Sumi, Assistant Professor, convened the programme. (INN)

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