The National Education Policy 2020 has been approved by the Cabinet, and here are all the points you need to know!
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry. In a bid to ramp up digital learning, a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) would be created. “E-courses will be developed in eight regional languages initially and virtual labs will be developed,” Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary, said.
New Education Policy has been approved by the Cabinet, HRD Minister to brief media, check HIGHLIGHTS here.
Fee to be regulated
Education to get 6% of GDP
E-courses to be available in regional languages
The 10+2 system will be divided into 5+3+3+4 format.
Coding from class 6, no divide in streams
AI-based assessment of each year to be given to the student.
The common Entrance exam for all higher education institutes to be held by NTA.
All institutes to be research institutes
Music , arts and literature to be taught in all colleges
Foreign universities to set-up campuses in India
Higher education institutes to be divided into further categories.
Reduction in curriculum
Cash rich content will be reduced to its core essentials, and make space for critical thinking, holistic, enquiry-based, discovery-based, discussion-based, and analysis-based learning.
Equitable and Inclusive Education
Emphasis will be given on Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Groups
School complexes will be supported for providing children with disabilities facilities to suit their needs, ensuring their full participation in the classroom.
Gross enrolment Ratio for Higher Education
Targeting a 50% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher #education by 2035.
While a number of new institutions may be developed to attain these goals, a large part of the capacity creation will be achieved by consolidating/expanding/improving existing HEIs.
Recruitment of teachers through a Transparent Robust Process
Teachers will be recruited through robust and transparent processes. Promotions will be merit-based, and a mechanism will be developed for multi-source periodic performance appraisals.
The undergraduate degree will be of either 3 or 4-year duration
The UG degree will have multiple exit options.
An Academic Bank of Credit shall be established which would digitally store the academic credits earned from various recognized HEIs so that the degrees from an HEI can be awarded taking into account credits earned.
National Research Foundation will be set up through an act of Parliament
NRF will be set up to develop a culture of research, through suitable incentives, recognition of outstanding research & undertaking major initiatives to seed & grow research at State Universities & other public institutions where research capability is currently limited.