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New Delhi : Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ participated in inaugural programme of 11th Batch of Post Graduate Programme (PGP) and 9th Batch of Fellow (Doctoral) Programme (FPM) of IIM Raipur through online medium. Shyamal Gopinath, Chairperson, BOG, IIM Raipur, and Prof. Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIM, Raipur, were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Pokhriyal welcomed the 11th batch of PGP and the 9th batch of FPM to the IIM campus. He inaugurated the grand new faculty building as well as the academic building of IIM Raipur. The Minister expressed his great admiration for the emphasis the institute places on life-long learning and development, positive engagement with the community, and developing leadership skills; qualities that will positively impact our community and the country, according to a PIB release.

Pokhriyal mentioned that the new National Education Policy (NEP, 2020) is also a step into this direction. The NEP 2020 aims at making the nation a global knowledge superpower by transforming the curricular and pedagogical structure of education. It also emphasises the integration of technology at all levels of learning.

He explained how the government aspires to increase the gross enrolment ratio in higher education to 50% by 2035 where institutions like IIMs will also rise to the occasion and contribute significantly to achieve these policy objectives set by the government.