About the webinar

In the last decade, one of the key advancements in the landscape of the education system is the incorporation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in various aspects of education. This has been facilitated by the Digital India’ program, launched by the Government of India in 2015, to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy’. Digital technology has become increasingly important for distance and life-long learning, better classroom experiences, improved pedagogy, versatile curriculums, and flexible student-teacher interactions. The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 well recognizes the immense potential of digital incorporation in education and thus, has carefully included the elements of digital education in its framework.

The webinar will explore and discuss initiatives and strategies pertaining to digital education recommended in NEP 2020. It will also delve into the roles of various stakeholders in realizing these recommendations and thus, contribute towards raising the standards of the Indian higher education system globally. The webinar will also highlight how digital education through NEP 2020 can aid in the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 of Quality Education that aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.

The webinar will be most useful for educators teaching at the undergraduate and higher levels.

Date: 17 February 2022

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. IST


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Charu Dogra Rawat is an Associate Professor at Ramjas College, University of Delhi. She is a recipient of the INSA Teachers Award 2021. She has received digital literacy training at Edinburgh College, Scotland under D – LITE (Digital Literacy and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Education) project of UKIERI (UK and India Education Research Initiative). She works diligently for the improvement of undergraduate education by exploring, applying and propagating various pedagogical approaches and has been a resource person in several workshops on research-based pedagogical tools conducted, across different regions of India organized by CoESME, IISER, Pune. She has delivered over 50 live lectures for Consortium for Education Communication (CEC), an Inter University Centre of University Grants Commission on Electronic Media.

Rawat has a PhD in Molecular Microbiology and postdoctoral experience in muscle physiology from California, USA. Her research interests include science communication and pedagogy, comparative genomics, environmental metagenomics and microbiomes. She has publications in internationally acclaimed journals and presented papers in national and international conferences. She is also the recipient of prestigious Universitas21 faculty training fellowship for doing MS in Bioinformatics from University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.


    Charu D. Rawat

    Associate Professor, Molecular Biology & Genomics Research Laboratory,
    Department of Zoology, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, New Delhi.


Vijeta Raghuram is the Program Manager – Education at IndiaBioscience and an Associate editor of a science magazine for school teachers, called i wonder…”.