The Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC), a premier think-tank which advises the Delhi government on key policy issues, has set-up a 17-member high-level committee on reforming higher education in the national capital. DDC is to be working with the Nalanda 2.0, a non-profit policy think-tank knowledge partner in this initiative of the Aam Aadmi Party government.
The panel, to be chaired by DDC vice-chairperson Jasmine Shah, will recommend goals, metrics, policies, and actionable plans for reforming Delhi’s higher education system within a year.
Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said “Over the past few years, Delhi came 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 centre where some of the best talent in the world would want to live, study, and work as faculty members, students, and professionals.”
Most importantly, they will need jobs and be educated, skilled, and prepared for productive lives and careers. Thus, reforming higher education is important and urgent.