Ashoka University is a pioneer in its focus on providing a liberal education at par with the best in the world. The aim at Ashoka is to help students become well-rounded individuals who can think critically about issues from multiple perspectives, communicate effectively and become leaders with a commitment to public service. An Ashoka education carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, thorough academic research based on rigorous pedagogy, and hands-on experience with real-world challenges. With the National Education Policy 2020, it is imperative that students understand what is multi-disciplinary studies. Ashoka University has taken the initiative to help and guide the young minds of MGM School Bokaro to comprehend the field of Liberal Education. It shall virtually assist the students on August 1st, 2020 (Saturday) from 11am onwards. Himi Purkayastha, Senior Manager, Outreach at Ashoka University shall be the resource person.
Himi Purkayastha has a background in Clinical Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and in Public Health Policy & Leadership from the Nossal Institute of Public Health, University of Melbourne. She has worked with the Public Health Foundation of India in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and MoHFW. She has combined her love of research with her love of travel and worked with innovative and ecologically sensitive travel companies such as G Adventures and National Geographic.
Principal of MGM Higher Secondary School, Bokaro, Father Reji C. Varghese said that, like Experiential Learning being considered the norm of education in India, there is another norm for the students which the Ministry of Education has started emphasizing on. A multi-disciplinary and broad spectrum approach called Liberal Education, now quite popular in Indian Universities and colleges. A learning environment where the students at the graduate level take the responsibility of learning, and the role of the teacher is to facilitate their learning. Private Universities are reviving the liberal arts education in India. Ashoka University is a prominent name in this field. It is a great opportunity for the students of MGM School to get assistance from the best educationists in the field of Liberal Education.