TED NewsDesk, Indore. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that the new National Educational Policy (NEP) would help catch brain drain and uplift research in higher education institutes.
The 8th convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Technology, Indore, was addressed by the Union Education Minister via a video conference.
“Between 7.5 lakh to 8 lakh, Indian students are studying abroad, which drains out Rs 1.5 lakh crore from here to foreign countries. We are going to strengthen parameters under our ‘stay in India’ campaign for which research will be put on the fast-track under the new education policy,” he said.
The minister said those who chose to study in India are leading some big corporations in the world. Under the New Education Policy, 100 top international universities would be invited to India for a “knowledge exchange,” he mentioned. He expressed that the Centre wants to make higher education institutions a global brand under its ‘Study in India’ campaign. Fifty thousand international students had registered for admission in India institutes, but the move had been stalled currently due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he added.
The varied responses that the National Education Policy (NEP) has been generating from political parties and educationists alike is a fallout of the Union government’s decision to approve it without any discussion and debate. With this address, Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal attempted to remind us of the benefits contained within the NEP. The brain drain has been seen as one of the major challenges in education since the past decade or so.