RSS to create 5 new universities across India
The Vidya Bharati aligned Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will establish five new universities across the country. The development was confirmed by National Organizing Secretary of Vidya Bharati, Yatindra Sharma during a reception in Uttarakhand Haridwar. “The goal (of the new universities) is to bring about positive changes in education,” said Sharma, quoted by a leading newspaper.
RSS has long been involved in school education in the country and is now preparing to focus on higher education through its organization Uchch Shiksha Sansthan. It has already opened Chanakya University in Bengaluru in Karnataka and another university is under development in Guwahati in Assam.
A total of 200 students registered for the first batch of Bangalore University. About 50 students from VIdya Bharati schools will get free education in this university.
Stressing that educational institutions run by the RSS were open to students of all classes, castes and creeds, Sharma said a “good number” of students in their 29,000 schools were from the Muslim and Christian communities.
Vidya Bharati, aligned with RSS, recently announced an awareness campaign on the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 introduced by the Centre. The campaign aims to highlight aspects of ‘India-centric education’ and inspire ‘dignity of work’ with skills education offered from grade 6 and encourage ‘mother tongue’ in NEP-themed competitions.
The campaign began on September 11. Announcing it, Shriram Araowker, Secretary General of the organization that with their extensive network of schools across the country, they aimed to assist the government in the implementation of the NEP.
Calling the NEP an India-centric policy, Araowker added that it should reach the remotest parts of the country.
The campaign involves a discussion of the scope, scale and impact of reforms under the NEP. In addition, the MyNEP contest and other popular NEP-themed contests are also held.
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