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Saryug Yadav

Professor of English | DEL, NCERT, New Delhi

It gives me immense pleasure to know that Uday Memorial B.Ed. College, Ranchi is
organising A Two-Day International Seminar on Digital Technology in Education for
Sustainable Development from 27 -28April 2024. It is both a privilege and opportunity for
the faculty and students of the college to have such a trailblazing international seminar on this
emerging issue intimately related to our education as envisaged in National Education Policy
Education system has always been related to a formal organization working on chalk and talk
method, but with the changing time and methods of teaching, a whole paradigm shift is
witnessed over the years. The constant development in technology has dramatically
transformed the pedagogy during the past decades and evolved computing power in every
aspect of our educational life leading towards technology mediated education system.
The National Education Policy 2020 recognizes the importance of leveraging the advantages
of technology while acknowledging its potential risks and dangers. It calls for carefully
designed and appropriately scaled pilot studies to determine how the benefits of online/
digital education can be reaped while addressing or mitigating the shortcomings. In the
meantime, digital platforms and on-going ICT-based educational initiatives should be
optimized and expanded to meet the current and future challenges in providing quality
education for all.
The present International Seminar organized in association with IQAC of the college is a
solemn attempt to provide a common academic platform for the academia representing
various apex educational institutions of the country and abroad for sharing their ideas,
researches, experiments, best practices and innovations and to debate, deliberate, and discuss
these relevant issues envisioned in NEP 2020 and help them come out with some tangible
insights to implement digital technology in education for sustainable development.
I am quite sure that the deliberations made during the seminar will redefine the strategies to
ascertain current issues, concerns and challenges pertaining to digital technology in education
meaningfully, and the knowledge generated thereof may be collated for the betterment of
future policies and practices in the country. I anticipate that the college will execute this
academic event as planned to meet its objectives in true spirit under the able guidance of
Prof. Ajit Kumar Sinha, honorable Vice Chancellor, Ranchi University, Ranchi, and dynamic
leadership of Dr. Chandan Kumar Pankaj, Principal and convener of the Seminar and his
team members of the organising committee.
With all notes of hopes and aspirations, I congratulate to the convener, coordinator,
organising secretaries, and all the members of the organising committee, and wish a grand
success for this International Seminar.