New Education Policy 2020: Major Changes In Education Sector, Check Updates

Published on : 30th July 2020    Author : Meenakshi
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The HRD Ministry has come up with New Education Policy 2020 for school and higher education sector.

New Education Policy 2020: Earlier on 29th July, the Union Cabinet approved the new New Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry. The approved policy 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, said there would be a single regulator for all higher education institutions and MPhil would be discontinued.

For the upliftment of education industry in India, the decision to take some measurable steps in education development is important. In this way, the Higher Education Secretary, Amit Khare made an announcement that the E-courses will be developed in eight regional languages initially and virtual labs will be developed.

New Education Policy 2020: Major Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reviewed the National Education Policy 2020, whose draft was prepared by a panel of experts led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief K Kasturirangan. Key highlights of the new NEP 2020 are:

  1. Top 100 foreign colleges will be allowed to set-up campuses in India.
  2. MHRD new name is Education Ministry.
  3. NEP 2020 is designed in a such as way to shape the students and prepare them to face the challenges of the new age world.
  4. Astonishing institutes like IITs will move towards multidisciplinary education with more arts and humanities courses including vocational and soft skills subjects.
  5. Music, arts, languages, and literature to be taught in all colleges.
  6. The National Testing Agency will take a single common entrance exam for all colleges.
  7. Board exam pattern like mathematics for CBSE and other subjects will be offered in two languages.
  8. The 10+2 system will be divided into 5+3+3+4 format.
  9. Courses like MPhil is discontinued from now onwards. Which means To pursue research, MPhil will not be allowed, All courses at ug, pg, PhD level to be interdisciplinary.
  10. Education sector to get 6% of GDP, earlier it was 1.7%

NEP 2020 – Changes for School Education

  1. Board exam pattern like mathematics for CBSE and other subjects will be offered in two languages.
  2. Boards exams will be divided into objective and descriptive sections.
  3. The 10+2 system will be divided into 5+3+3+4 format.
  4. Kasturba Gandhi Vidhyalayas to be upgrated to Class 12
  5. Vocational training to begin from 6th Class onwards.
  6. Internships to be integrated as part of vocational training.

NEP 2020 – Changes for Higher Education

From now onwards MHRD new name is Education Ministry, where the HRD Minister announces, as per the NEP 2020 education sector to get 6% of GDP, earlier it was 1.7%. More than this, the government plans to achieve 50% Gross Enrolment Ratio by 2035.

  1. Top 100 foreign colleges will be allowed to set-up campuses in India.
  2. NEP 2020 is designed in a such as way to shape the students and prepare them to face the challenges of the new age world.
  3. Astonishing institutes like IITs will move towards multidisciplinary education with more arts and humanities courses including vocational and soft skills subjects.
  4. Music, arts, languages, and literature to be taught in all colleges.
  5. Autonomy to Higher Education as per their NAAC Accreditation
  6. The National Testing Agency will take a single common entrance exam for all colleges.
  7. Courses like MPhil are discontinued from now onwards. Which means to pursue research, MPhil will not be allowed, all courses at UG, PG, PhD level to be interdisciplinary.

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Meenakshi

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