Glimpse of New Education Policy

Glimpse of New Education Policy

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2022 is a policy document released by the Government of India on 29th July 2020. It outlines the government’s vision for the education sector in India over the next ten years. The policy has been developed after extensive consultations with various stakeholders, including teachers, students, parents, education experts, and civil society organizations. It covers all aspects of education, from early childhood education to higher education and vocational training. 

NIP aims to transform the education system of India by providing world-class education. The policy also aims at creating a “Global Knowledge Superpower” in the field of education. It focuses on the individual need of every student. The policy also seeks to create a more flexible and adaptive education system that can meet the needs of students and the economy.

Vocational Education is part of the New Education Policy. It includes teaching the mother tongue and regional languages up to the 5th year of schooling. The policy also makes it mandatory for schools and colleges to make their curriculum flexible and holistic.

Major Highlights of New education policy

  • It focuses on providing quality and affordable education to all children in the age group of 3-18 years.
  • Students will now be tested on their abilities to apply concepts to solving real problems rather than on how well they remember things from books.
  • The school curriculum in India has been updated to incorporate more core concepts and vocational education.
  • It focuses on using technology in education to make it more effective.
  • It focuses on a system where there is no distinction between rural and urban areas, and all children have access to quality education.
  • The policy wants to set up a National Higher Education Regulatory Council to oversee the regulation of higher education institutions.
  • It introduces a new 5+3+3+4 education structure, which moves away from the current 10+2 system.
  • The master’s degree (MPhil) course will no longer be required.
  • It says all higher education institutes (HEIs) will be governed by a single regulator, except the Medical and Law Colleges.
  • School board examinations will continue in 10th and 12th classes and redesigned to be more holistic and developmental.
  • Higher education will receive flexibility in subjects. There will be multiple entry points and exit points for all students.
  • UG programmed courses can range in duration from three to four years. The minimum duration required to get a certificate is one year. However, students can opt for a different route if they want to, such as obtaining a two-year Advanced Diploma or getting a B. Tech degree.
  • An academic bank of credit (ABC) will be created as a digital recognition awarded for a student’s academic performance.

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