HRD Ministry appoints panel under eminent space scientist K Kasturirangan to work on new education policy

Union Human Resource Development ministry has appointed a new nine-member panel, headed by space scientist K Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy.

The Ministry has chosen experts and educationists from wide-ranging backgrounds to be part of the panel that is expected to recast India’s education policy.

An official release said, besides Kasturirangan, the panel includes former IAS officer KJ Alphonse Kanamthanam.

He had played a key role in helping Kerala’s Kottayam and Ernakulam districts to achieve 100 percent literacy.

Ram Shanker Kureel, vice chancellor of the Baba Saheb Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, who has wide experience in the field of agriculture sciences and management, has also been included in the committee.

The Ministry said, the panel has been appointed keeping in mind that the members bring expertise related to the diverse areas of education.

This diversity would help the committee understand the varied issues that have to be kept in mind for the formulation of such a key policy document.

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