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A progressive step: Akshay Munjal of BMU

Monday 24th August, 2020

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NEP A progressive step: Akshay Munjal of BMU The key to the NEP's success is its implementation in both letter and spirit FE BUREAU AKSHAY MUNJAL, THE president of BML Munjal University (BMU), Delhi NCR, says that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has been long-awaited and is a progressive step in the right direction. The NEP proposes enormous changes and rebuilding of our education ecosystem, particularly higher education,with digital learning,employability and skills training through a multidisciplinary methodology, professionaltraining and flexible learning programmes, he says. However, like all policies,even the NEP needstobe implemented properly for it to succeed. While the NEP 2020 obviously expresses our desires for the nation's education system, the key to success will be its implementation in both letter and spirit, adds Munjal. This policy, in a way, also furthers the BMU''Ssvision tobe a world-class interand cross-disciplinary university. The BMU had recently announced the addition of twonewundergraduate degree courses to its academic portfolio: BCom (Hons) and BA (Hons) Economics; the BMU already offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in BTech, Law, BBA, MBA, PhD,as well as executive education. Munjal says one of the aims of the BMU is to incorporate creative thinking and design in education. We offer this through our experiential learning environment thatnurtures the spirit of inquiry, creativity, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and innovation, adds Munjal. Recently, the BMU School of Law, and Vahura, a legal consulting firm, released the survey called Decoding the Next-Gen Legal Professional, which noted that for lawyers a top skill required in the near future would be one of anticipating client needs (81%), followed by tech proficiency (74%), commercial awareness (71%) and time management (57%). The survey brings to the fore that the legal profession is in the midst of significant transformation. Its findings Showcase how lawyers see the practice of law changing in India over the next decade.A whopping 90% of all respondents in the survey noted that the proliferation of digital and technology will be the most significant change the sector will witness. Among other significant changes that the sector will witness, 64% of respondents cited increased competitiveness among law firms, while 49% cited the growth in in-house legal resources by companies.