NEP 2020 will transform Universities into global hub of knowledge – Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

 NEP 2020 will transform Universities into global hub of knowledge – Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan

AP Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan participated in the 18th Convocation of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam 

Vijayawada, August 25 (prajaamaravati): Participating in the 18th Convocation of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Andhra Pradesh Governor & Chancellor of the University Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has said that the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will enable the higher educational institutions to transform into  global hubs of knowledge with the implementation of the recommendations of the policy. Governor Sri Biswa Bhusan Harichandan participated in the Convocation held at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Tirupati, in virtual mode from Raj Bhavan on Wednesday and said that the NEP - 2020  provides for adoption of a multidisciplinary approach in all courses for curricular revision and strengthens entrepreneurship and capacity building by establishing a strong connection between women communities.

Governor Sri Harichandan appreciated the measures taken by Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswavidyalayam in ensuring gender equity and maintaining gender parity, by making consistent efforts as a women’s University. He said the University with its unique identity and recognition as the only Women’s University in the State, is committed towards the development of women students and hoped that it will emerge as an Institution of Eminence for women’s education in the country. 

The Governor appreciated the steps taken by the University to establish a Centre for Women Safety (CWS) to address the women safety issues and safety and security of women on the campus. 

Governor Sri Harichandan congratulated Smt. P. Lalitha Kumari, popularly known as ‘Volga’ who was conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the University in recognition of her contribution to the Telugu literature. The Governor congratulated the students who received Gold medals, research scholars and all the students who received their degrees at the Convocation and said that the knowledge, skills and values acquired by them at the University will guide them to reach higher goals in life. 

Governor Sri Harichandan said gender equity and gender parity are part of the provisions enshrined in the Constitution that the state shall not deny to any person “Equality before the Law and equal protection of law” and the students passing out of the University have greater responsibility to ensure that these rights are available to downtrodden people of the society without discrimination. The Governor said in the 75th year of India’s Independence, it is incumbent for everyone to remember the sacrifices made by great freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and others so that the people of the country can remain free from the clutches of British rulers. 

Sri A. Suresh, Minister of Education, who participated as Chief Guest at the Convocation, said that the State government has been implementing several women-centric welfare programmes and has appointed 50 per cent women in the nominated posts. He said the State government has identified 10 universities in the State to nurture them to achieve the position to be among top 10 ranks in the country. 

Prof. T. Sitakumari and Prof. Sujathamma presented a memento to the Governor on behalf of the University. Prof. D. Janaki, Vice chancellor of Sri Padmavathi Mahila Viswavidyalayam, Sri R.P. Sisodia, Special Chief Secretary to Governor and Sri A. Shyam Prasad, Joint Secretary to Governor, were among those present on the occasion.