IISER-TVM can lead by example by combining traditional knowledge with modern approach, says Union Minister

The National Education Policy 2020 aims to re-emphasize India’s rich traditions and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is to lead by example in combining traditional knowledge with an approach modern, said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Saturday.

He was addressing the convocation ceremony of the 10th class of IISER-TVM students.

Pradhan, who is also Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, said society expects new scientific solutions to the problems faced by humanity from an institution of the stature of IISER-TVM.

”IISER Thiruvananthapuram’s interdisciplinary approach to learning is fully aligned with NEP 2020. Science-based, new scientific solutions to the problems facing humanity is what society expects. an institution of the stature of IISER-TVM. The institute must lead by example by combining traditional knowledge with a modern approach,” said the Union minister.

Pradhan noted that the art and science of Kalaripayattu, the oldest form of fighting, is one such ancient and traditional knowledge of Kerala.

”The rich traditional knowledge of Kalaripayattu has remained with Kalari Gurus with very limited scientific support of oils, postures, techniques and health benefits. NEP 2020 seeks to re-emphasize these rich Indian traditions… The Indian knowledge system needs to be revitalized. NEP 2020 seeks to align traditional knowledge with scientific studies to validate what is mentioned in the Vedas, Puranas and other such repositories of knowledge,” he said.

No less than 204 BS-MS students, 30 doctoral students and six graduate integrated doctoral students as well as six students were awarded MS research degrees.

Professor Arvind A Natu, Chairman of the Board of the institute, who chaired the function, said that IISER has become a world-renowned top quality research and education institution.

Prof. JN Moorthy, Director of IISER-TVM, presented the report on the activities of the institute and said that IISER was the first to launch the two-year M.Sc. programs that align with the mandate of the National Education Policy -2020.

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