Rohan Narayan Murty, the man behind ambitious Murty Classics of India, Vijay Bhatkar, chairman of IIT-Delhi, and S A Bari, Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Central University, were among those who figure in the reconstituted CABE, the highest advisory body on education.
The Government has so far selected 20 out of the 43 nominated members in the Central Advisory Board of Education(CABE).
Former chairman of Editors’ Guild of India, DN Bezboruah, VC of Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal Central University, Jawaharlal Kaul, and educationist Indumati Rao are among other members nominated by the Human Resources Development ministry, sources said today.
Apart from the nominated members, CABE comprises education ministers of all the states, six MPs, heads of different bodies such as UGC, CBSE, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, among others.
The selection of Murty, son of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy, assumes significance as he had conceived of the idea of publishing the classical texts of India giving them a global access. He is an alumni of Cornell University and Harvard University.
Bhatkar, on the other hand, is the chairman of IIT-Delhi’s Board of Governors.
Sources said the exercise of reconstitution of CABE would be completed soon so that its first meeting under the new government can be convened early.
Indications are that the formulation of the new national education policy would be deliberated upon at length at the meet followed by an interaction of the HRD Minister with the state education ministers.
The consultation process for formulating the policy was launched on January 26. Suggestions are invited on 33 themes identified for discussions.