Cabinet Approves New National Education Policy 2020

Cabinet approves National Education Policy 2020. The Cabinet today approved National Education Policy 2020.  Secretary Higher Education Amit Khare said, NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3 per cent in 2018 to 50 per cent by 2035.

The schooling practice of Std 10 + 2 will no longer exist. Major changes made by the government in the education policy The Modi government of the Center has approved the new education policy.

Cabinet Approves New National Education Policy 2020

The major reforms in the Cabinet-approved National Education Policy 2020 include a target of 50% gross enrollment ratio by 2035 and provision for multiple entry/exit. "Following the new education policy and reforms, we will achieve 50% Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by 2035," said Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary.

The student will be able to study in the stream he / she wants. After this, three years of middle stage (classes 6 to 8) and four years of secondary stage (classes 9 to 12). Apart from this, page in arts, commerce, science stream will not be strictly followed in schools, students can now study in the course they want.

Here are the key changes under the New Education Policy:
  • MPhil courses will be discontinued under the new policy and all the courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level will now be interdisciplinary.
  • All higher education institutions, except legal and medical colleges, will be governed by a single regulator.
  • Board exams in schools will be low stakes and test actual knowledge of students instead of "rote learning".
  • Home language, mother tongue or regional language will be the medium of instruction up to Class 5.
  • School curriculum will also be reduced to core concepts and there will be integration of vocational education from Class 6.
  • Report cards will be a comprehensive report on skills and capabilities instead of just marks and statements.
  • Common norms will be in place for private and public higher education institutions.
  • It will also cap fees charged by educational institutions.
  • Common entrance exams will be held for admission to universities and higher education institutions.
  • The ministry announced that there will be holistic and multidisciplinary education in terms of flexiblity of subjects.
  • Other features include graded academic, administrative and financial autonomy of institutions.
  • E-courses will be developed in regional languages; virtual labs will be developed and a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) is being created.
  • There are over 45,000 affiliated colleges in our country. Under graded autonomy, academic, administrative and financial autonomy will be given to colleges, on the basis of the status of their accreditation.
  • National mission will focus on basic literacy and basic numeracy.
  • Major changes have been announced in the pedagogical structure of curriculum with no rigid separation between streams; all separations between vocational and academic and curricular and extra-curricular will also be removed.
New Education Policy was launched on Wednesday, July 29. Earlier, in the afternoon the Union cabinet approved the policy that aims to overhaul the country’s education system. Union Ministers for Information and Broadcasting (I&B)Prakash Javadekar and Human Resource Development (HRD) and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, made the announcement on the NEP- 2020.