Session on National Education Policy 2020: States Leading the Way

Oct 16, 202016:00 - 17:00

As you are aware that ISB and the U.S. Consulate are organising a series of panel discussions on "International dialogues on India’s National Education Policy". The focus of the second session is on ‘National Education Policy 2020: States Leading the way’. This session is scheduled for Friday, October 16, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Attached is the program schedule. 

One of the main principle of federalism is to involve states in key decision making. Education being part of the concurrent list will require the States to play a vital role at each stage: from enacting framework legislation for public universities, rolling-out actual policy, remaining active partners in regulation, financing and governance. As the NEP envisages a single overarching regulator for higher education, it has to mediate with a large number of state-level institutions to generate desired outcomes. The complex and mammoth exercise of implementing NEP has to be navigated through a cooperative and decentralized framework. In this context, the session will deliberate on some of the key questions like - how are the states in India preparing to implement NEP? How can NEP enhance the quality of education and research in state universities? What are the capacity building measures for NEP implementation? What role can states play in the internationalisation of higher education?

ISB and US Consulate General Hyderabad are jointly organising a three-part US India International Dialogue Series on National Education Policy. We organized the first session on September 24, 2020, focusing on Internationalisation of Higher Education in India. We had Smt Anju Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary Higher Education, Government of Gujarat, Professor Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB, Professor E Suresh Kumar, Member UGC and Vice-Chancellor, EFLU, DR BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman Cyient and Chairman of CII National Committee on Education, and Professor Uday Desai, former director of IIT Hyderabad, sharing their views as panellists.


  • J M Balamurugan, IAS, Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Governor of Punjab
  • Dr Leena Chandran Wadia, Senior Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (she was a member of the drafting committee of NEP)
  • Meeta Sengupta, FRSA, Founder, Centre for Education Strategy (moderator)
  • Professor Nandu Nandkishore, Professor of Practice in Marketing Strategy, Indian School of Business
  • Professor V Venkata Ramana, Vice Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education

With this background, we request you to block your diary and participate and also nominate your senior colleagues. Participation is through registration. Register through this link:

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