Education policy

Miles to go before the NEP delivers

India's third proper education policy since Independence, the New National Education Policy saw the light of day on 29 July 2020 with the commitment of major changes in the education system of the country. When the policy was announced in the midst of the pandemic to aim at bringing about much needed transformational changes in the country's education system with a global perspective, skillbased learning seemed to have been prioritised with the use of modern technology.

India can emerge major centre of global education: PM

Speaking at the inauguration of a three-day Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, Modi said, “The basic premise of the National Education Policy is to take education out of narrow thinking and connect it with the modern ideas of the 21st century.”

A Novel Policy

One of the most wonderful aspects of the new policy is its flexibility ~ there is no reason why a Physics Honours undergraduate cannot take up Music or literature as a subsidiary subject. Similarly, the student can make a lateral shift from physics to literature as the main subject.