Multidisciplinary Approach in Higher Education: An Action in relation to India’s National Education Policy 2020

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2021
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Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA)
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Disciplinary knowledge was the basis of 19th and 20th century university. In the 21st century there is real need to understand the advances in knowledge through the lens of disciplines as well as the dynamic interactions of disciplines in order to find solutions to the problems of society. The perspective on interdisciplinarity is related to a postmodern approach of learning for a fluctuating market conditions and transferrable job skills. Interdisciplinarity is lauded as the gold standard of the progressive modern university Angelique Chettiparamb (2007) presents an overview of literature on multidisciplinary education. A seminar on interdisciplinarity was convened in 1970 and based on the deliberations the report was prepared in 1972. OECD (1972) presents the following definitions of discipline and multidisciplinary education and related terms.

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Higher Education, Educational Technology, Education Policies
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India
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Asia
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