The committee will recommend goals, metrics, policies, and actionable plans for reforming Delhi's higher education system within a year.
New Delhi: In a significant move that is bound to upgrade the existing education system, the Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), the premier think-tank of the Delhi government, which advises the government on key policy issues, has set-up a 17 member high level committee to reform higher education in the national capital.
The committee will recommend goals, metrics, policies, and actionable plans for reforming Delhi's higher education system within a year. It will be chaired by the DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah. Nalanda 2.0, a non-profit policy think tank with a mission to making India's higher education system world class, is the knowledge partner of DDC on this initiative.
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said this initiative furthers the commitment to transform the education system in the national capital. Said Mr Sisodia : “Over the last few years, Delhi has become to be known all over the world for the innovations in its government schools — be it the happiness curriculum, infrastructure overhaul, teacher training initiatives or more recently entrepreneurship curriculum. We also wish to make Delhi a knowledge and innovation center where some of the best talent in the world would want to live, study, and work as faculty members, students, and professionals.”
Higher education by definition includes all post-secondary education: vocational, undergraduate, masters, PhD, post-doctoral and continuing education. A vibrant higher education system is an engine for empowering people, addressing challenges that matter to the society and industry, spurring the economy, and enriching humanity. “Thus, making our higher education system world class is critical for realizing that vision,” he stated.