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National Education Policy(NEP) 2020 | New Policy of India

National Education Policy(NEP)

National Education Policy(NEP) 2020 | New Policy of India

India gets a new Education Policy: The Union Cabinet approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 on Wednesday and, is expected to set the roadmap for the sector keeping in mind the present employment scenario. This policy comes after almost three decades and almost six years from post deliberation.

This is the third NEP. The other policies that came in 1968, and 1986. Though the government amended the 1986 policy in 1992, it was mostly the same.

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National Education Policy(NEP)

The new NEP is expected to change the name of the human resource development ministry to the education ministry, promote multi-disciplinary education, is likely to bring foreign education players to India to operate independently and lay down rules for a higher education spending by the government. All institutes to be audited as ‘not for profit’ entities.

In 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.

Top foreign colleges to set-up campuses in India

According to the HRD Ministry document, listing salient features of policy, “such (foreign) universities will be given special dispensation regarding regulatory, governance, and content norms with other autonomous institutions of India.”

The committee — which suggested changes in the education system was headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan. The NEP was drafted in 1986 and updated in 1992. The NEP was part of the election manifesto of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) ahead of the 2014 elections.

Music, Arts and Literature in all colleges

Departments in Languages, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Indology, Art, Dance, Theatre, Education, Mathematics, Statistics, Pure and Applied Sciences, Sociology, Economics, Sports, Translation, and Interpretation, etc. will be established and strengthened at all higher education institutes. 

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