“NEP 2020 envisions an education system based on the Indian ethos”

This will help transform India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society: Karisiddappa

This will help transform India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society: Karisiddappa

The National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 envisions an education system rooted in the Indian ethos that directly contributes to transforming India in a sustainable manner into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing high quality education to all and , hence, making India a global knowledge superpower. Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Chancellor Karisiddappa said.

Dr. Karisiddappa was delivering the convocation speech at the eighth graduation ceremony at Poojya Doddappa Appa College of Engineering, an autonomous government-funded institution affiliated with VTU.

NEP-2020 aims to promote student-centered, holistic and multidisciplinary education systems. He said VTU has consistently made efforts to effectively implement NEP-2020 in the engineering curriculum across the state.

VTU is one of the first universities to implement NEP-2020 in the 2021-22 academic year. The university has organized a series of lectures and workshops to raise awareness about changes in the curriculum, learning program and examinations in line with the objectives of NEP-2020, he added.

Former Director of Nehru Science Center, Mumbai, Shivaprasad Khened said that any country that excels in its engineering is definitely destined to lead the world and the same goes for India which has a great history of its achievements in the field of science, engineering and technology. There is no shortage of talent and skills in India, but there is a shortage of good atmosphere and support system for competent people, he added.

He recognized the contribution of Sir M. Visvesvaraya, an eminent Indian engineer and recipient of the Bharat Ratna. Sir Visvesvaraya made unparalleled contributions in various fields of engineering. He has contributed to several important technical projects across India. The engineer was known worldwide for his contribution to the exploitation of water resources.

Referring to the architecture of industries, irrigation projects and ancient temples, Mr. Khened said that Indians have also created enduring architectural constructions that testify to Indian excellence in the field of engineering. Mr. Khened also told inspiring stories of great engineers and scientists.

Hyderabad Karnataka Education Society President and PDA College Board Chairman Bheemashankar Bilgundi and PDA College Principal SS Kalashetty were present.

Diplomas, medals

Shivakumar from the mechanical engineering branch won six gold medals in all, followed by Pooja from electrical and electronic engineering with four gold medals. Roopini from IT and Shaikh Abdul Rauf from the Civil Branch each bagged two gold medals.

No less than 22 deserving students were honored with 32 gold medals for their academic performance on this occasion.

No less than 793 students – 664 graduates from 11 departments and 129 postgraduates – received diplomas during the graduation ceremony.