Highlights:

  • Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank addressed media over new National Education policy 2020
  • The presentation indicates the new changes and, highlighting the older policy structure, which has not been revised since 1986
  • UGC, AICTE to be replaced by a single Higher Education Regulator
  • MPhil will be stopped and a single regulator for all higher education institutes
  • E-courses will have 8 regional languages with virtual labs

New Delhi: Today, the  Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank addressed the media over the new National Education Policy 2020 which has been approved by the Cabinet. During the press conference, Prakash Javadekar said, “This is a historic decision that has been explained by both the secretaries and Minister of concern. We are providing all the detailed notes related to the New Education Policy are mentioned.”

As per the new policy of NEP, many reforms are suggested in higher education to give more flexibility to the students. Students can choose any set of subjects for higher education; take a sabbatical and other options. Subsequently, UGC, AICTE to be replaced by a single Higher Education Regulator and Universities to be named not on the basis of ownership but on quality of education.

 The ministers also said that there will be a single regulator for all higher education institutes and colleges along with discontinuation of MPhil sect.  Digital learning will also be sped up for which a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) will be formed. Amit Khare, the Higher Education Secretary informed that eight regional languages will be engraved in E-courses with virtual labs.

On the other hand, Union HRD Minister thanks and lauds PM Narendra Modi and Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar for their effort to make this New Educational Policy a success. The presentation indicates the new changes and, highlights the older policy structure, which has not been revised since 1986. It would be responsible for finances, faculty, courses, syllabus, etc. and promote education.

It also suggests that the medium of instruction till Grade 5 should be in-home language, mother tongue, or regional language. Though, the new policy has been achieved by a massive consultation process. The HRD Ministry has already approved the National Higher Education Regulatory Authority and proposed a Higher Education Commission with The regulator that would be responsible for finances, faculty, courses, syllabus, etc. and promote the education.

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