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Er. Dr. A. S. Prabu
Er. Dr. A. S. Prabu

Er. Dr. A. S. Prabu, EMD, SPK groups of companies, Chairman, SPK Gems Schools, Emphasises on the Impact of NEP 2020

“Instead of STEM education, we can adopt STEAM education, incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and humanities,” says Er. Dr. A. S. Prabu, EMD, SPK groups of companies, Chairman, SPK Gems Schools in an interview with Pratik Ghosh, Content Writer, ArdorComm Media Group at the ‘New Normal – Education Leadership Summit & Awards 2023’ #ELSAChennai #ELSATamilNadu

What’s your understanding about the NEP 2020, how will it impact the education sector?

Actually, NEP had a very big impact. If the pandemic had not occurred, certain practices would have already been implemented. However, it also forced the government to assess what needed to be done. If educational reforms had been introduced five years earlier, they would have been in place during the pandemic. Adapting to change became crucial during this time. Looking ahead, practical and skill-based learning should be emphasized. Instead of STEM education, we can adopt STEAM education, incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and humanities. An education focused on arts and practical application is more appealing, aligning with the goals of the National Education Policy (NEP).

How do you define New Normal?

New Normal is after pandemic. The concept of the new generation is constantly evolving, with generation gaps changing every three years. Therefore, the education policy needs to be updated accordingly, which unfortunately hasn’t been the case over the past 70 years. We have tried to incorporate British methods of teaching into our system, but the future lies in the adaptation of artificial intelligence, learning outcomes, practical experience, handling pressure, and enhancing critical thinking skills. The New Normal signifies a new era, similar to moving from the Ice Age to a new age.

How does this kind of forum benefit the education sector at large?

The government should assist educational institutions in implementing policies. Collaboration between the government, private sectors, and market leaders is essential for the advancement of the education sector. It’s crucial to bridge the gap between government schools and private schools. Merely increasing the number of private schools won’t change the overall educational environment and mentality. Government schools play a vital role, and the government must address their needs. This initiative in Tamil Nadu is commendable, and we hope for more detailed plans in the future.

Any message for ArdorComm Media Group?

Welcome to Tamil Nadu, big journey to go ahead, each and every region has a different impact it is not one place and towards every region so Chennai is on the northern part in the middle part you have Coimbatore, I think education is completely different in Tamil Nadu in different places. We stand second in terms of industrial placement in India but if the education policy is much better I think we can have a better impact.

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