Empowering First-Generation Students through NEP 2020

On February 27, we organized and conducted a one-day workshop on “Equity in Higher Education: Empowering First Generation Students through NEP 2020.

The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) sponsored the event under a short-term empirical research project.

At the beginning of the event, Major Dr. G.S.Lamba, Academic Dean, launched the workshop by emphasizing the significance of higher education in our society, especially in Rural Punjab. He highlighte­d the importance of the National Educational Policy 2020 in promoting equality for the society’s socio-economically unde­rprivileged groups. Dr. Rashim Wadhwa, Associate Professor and Project Coordinator for facilitating this event, explained the workshop’s objective.

Prof. Satvinderpal Kaur from Panjab University, Chandigarh, was a keynote speaker who provided insightful understanding of NEP 2020 and its challenges about implementation.

After that, key findings were disseminated from the project named Diagnostic Analysis of Relationships between Space, Resources, and University Enrollment of First-Generation Students in Rural Punjab. Amongst them were renowned resource persons like Prof.Ranjit Kaur (CDLU), Sirsa; Dr.J.Sundaramoorthy (CUP); Dr.Shamshir S.Dhillon(CUP) etc who have shared their insights on flexible and inclusive approaches under NEP 2020.”

A global perspective was brought by Ms. Daria Shcheglova and her team from the National Research University in Moscow, Russia, who showed similar problems confronting first-generation students in India and Russia. Scholars and researchers actively participated during the workshop, leading to engaging conversations and knowledge exchange.

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