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Punjab must come forward to promote startups as alternate source of livelihood: MoS Jitendra Singh

image Punjab must come forward to promote startups as alternate source of livelihood: MoS Jitendra Singh

Hoshiarpur, May 24 (KNN) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh said that North India and particularly Punjab must come forward fast to promote startups as alternate source of livelihood.

Addressing the 50th Convocation of DAV College, Hoshiarpur on Tuesday, the minister said that the new National Education Policy (NEP-2020) supplements startup ecosystem with the promise to open new career and entrepreneurship opportunities for students and youth in India.

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He encouraged Punjab to reclaim its past glory as a premier education hub of India and recalled that even in the pre-Independence India, Govt College Lahore and Punjab University were among the leading education institutions in the entire subcontinent. 

He pointed out that NEP-2020 coupled with the current StartUp surge offers Punjab a rare opportunity.

Highlighting the merits of NEP-2020, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the provision of multiple entry/exit option is something to be cherished as this academic flexibility will have a positive impact on the students related to the availing of different career opportunities at different times, depending upon their intrinsic learning and inherent aptitude. 

The Minister also said that this entry/exit option can be opted in future for the teachers as well, giving them career flexibility and upgradation opportunities as is done in some western countries and the USA. (KNN Bureau)

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