Prof. Manish Joshi, Secretary of UGC, visited the campus on 27 January 2024 and interacted with the School of Computer and Information Sciences students, researchers, and faculty members. He told the gathering that Indian society is a repository of profound wisdom cultivated over millennia, reflected in diverse expressions like arts, literature, traditions, customs, languages, and architecture.
Time-honored practices, carefully nurtured by successive generations, were traditionally passed down. However, this intergenerational transmission of knowledge faced an abrupt halt in recent centuries.
He said that the National Education Policy of 2020 takes a significant step towards bridging this gap. It specialises in nurturing Indian languages, arts, and culture, aiming to seamlessly reintegrate the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) into educational curricula at all levels. In its strategic move, UGC seeks to revive and sustain the rich tapestry of India’s collective wisdom, ensuring its uninterrupted passage to future generations.
He also told researchers to do multidisciplinary research using the tools provided by AI and asked them to reach out to other disciplines and help them solve the research challenges. Earlier Prof. Manish R. Joshi, paid a courtesy call on Prof. B J Rao, Vice Chancellor and Dr. Devesh Nigam, Registrar in the administration building.