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Chairman, Rai Foudation lauds Sibal’s education initiatives

By A Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Human Resource Development is likely to introduce a new course of Animation in schools governed by CBSE from + 2 levels as soon as it receives a detailed model for this stream from Bollywood industry which want government to initiate animation courses in all schools and colleges as early as possible, said Mr. Kapil Sibal, Union Minister for HRD.

Inaugurating ASSOCHAM organized 6th Education Seminar-cum-Fair in the Capital, Mr Vinay Rai, Chairman, Rai Foundation, and Chairman, ASSOCHAM National Committee on Education, lauded Mr Sibal’s initiative on Education Finance Corporations for students’ loans and entrepreneurs who wish to set up education institution as a soft loan intitative, as also Mr Sibal’s initiative in involving the private sector and making the education system more inclusive.

Meanwhile, Mr. Sibal pointed out that a delegation of Bollywood called on him to press for introduction of animation courses at all school levels in view of its demand in film industry. “I have asked them to prepare a detailed role model for animation courses that Bollywood wants to be taught in schools under CBSE and as soon as it is given to the government, the course would be commenced to serve film industry,” said Mr. Sibal.

He emphasized needs for introduction of such skilful and resourceful courses

in all CBSE controlled institutions and other colleges also since people with skill are hardly available so that India is able to successfully absorb shocks of anticipated human resource crisis as Mr. Sibal foresees a great human resource crisis taking India into its grip.

If India needs to survive possible foreseen human resources crisis, it has to gear up and prepare itself for which beginning has to be made in schools by imparting skills not only in animation but other such related courses, categorically stated Mr. Sibal.

Speaking on macro level of education issues, Mr. Sibal allayed all fears that Indian universities and higher education institutions will not face any discrimination of any sort after the Foreign University Bill is enacted as foreign education institutions and domestic academic institutions will be regulated by accredited agencies appointed by the government as per provisions of law.

He also clarify that the government will make sure that colleges run by private institutions adhere to their disclosure norms as pronounced in the prospectus and in case any discrimination is discovered by the regulator, the institutions guilty of any omission will be prosecuted.

The Minister said that the Ministry of Human Resource Development will not interfere in any matter relating to private sector education but if established norms are violated, the law will take its own course and the guilty institutions will be severely dealt with.

Among others who spoke on the occasion comprised UGC Chairman Dr. Sukhadeo Thorat, former Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Surendra Singh, Ambassador of Belarus and Mr. Oleg Laptenok.