As a part of envisioning the future of Education and to have a discourse on the new Education Policy, an interactive session with Sri. Athul C Kulkarni was conducted for the faculties at ASIET on 12th Jan 2021.
Sri Athul C Kulkarni is a Management and Strategy Consultant in Infrastructure domain with special focus on Maritime Industry. He is advising various domestic and international clients on Feasibility Study, Project Master Plan, Operations and Strategy. He is the
Director of various prestigious organisations like
Eurasia Special Technologies Pvt Ltd., Seamless Projects Pvt Ltd., Allseas Project Solutions Pvt Ltd., Varti Agro Pvt Ltd., AVSM Logistics Pvt Ltd. and so on. He is also a Member of the Board of Governors of prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.
Member of the Board of Governors/ Society of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai appointed by Ministry of Human Resources Development.
Sri K Anand, MT Adi Shankara Group of Institutions, Prof. C P Jaisankar, COO Adi Shankara Group of Institutions, Principal Dr Suresh Kumar V were the other dignitaries present for the session.
The Chief guest Sri Kulkarni pointed out the salient features of National Education policy. He suggested that Education must be 'learning to be' rather than 'learning to do'. The focus must be on 'how to learn 'rather than 'what to learn'.
He explained how the entire policy defines a fundamental shift in eduction, based on the the panchasheelas, child centered education, women centered family, human centered development, knowledge centered society, and innovation centered country.
He opines that all research projects must address societal problems. This is different from the contemporary practise, where the vision of researchers is limited. Another important aspect of the policy, he says, is the defined career path for teachers.The job profiles are changing. Accordingly institutions must make students industry ready.
The short session threw light upon the paradigm shift in Educational parametre the country is moving towards and how we have to equip ourselves for this. The need to unlearn and relearn was pointed out.