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Published On: Sep 06, 2020 | Last Updated: Sep 06, 2020
Even before A Baby is Born, Every parent starts Thinking about the Child's Education, in order to make their Children's future A Brighter One. Every parent wants their child to be properly schooled.
Education has Always played A very Crucial Role in One's Life. It's the Education that Decides, the Kind Of Personality one would be. For Leading A Self-depended and Good Lifestyle, We Need Education. For Communicating with various people, to know about them and to Share views, We need to be well educated. Education Helps us Socially and Economically.
Over the Past Years, We've seen Many Changes in the Educational policy. We've seen the changes in the way of teaching, interaction with the Students, We've seen the introduction of new subjects, Exam patterns.
Many new opportunities have opened up. Variety of Courses, and Degree Courses have come up. We've seen A Progression in the field of Education. But 2020 has just Left Everything in A Standstill. Tough Time has become even tougher for students. In Such A Situation Government has come up with the NEP ( National Education Policy ).
What Is A National Education Policy?
National Education Policy or NEP is an exclusive framework to improve the development in the field of Education. Usually, A National Education Policy comes after A Long Period of Time. The Latest NEP Is the third Education Policy of India, which replaces the 1986 NEP, which was effective for 34 years. The first NEP was of 1968.
Features of the Policy
The latest NEP has notable changes in it, Which includes opening up of Indian higher education to foreign universities, demolition of the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the introduction of a four-year multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options, and discontinuation of the M Phil programme.
In case of the school Education, the policy focuses on reconstructing the curriculum, with "Easier" Board exams, Reduction of Syllabus in order to withhold "core essentials" and concentrate on “experiential learning and critical thinking”. Unlike the Earlier policy of 1986, which was based on 10+2 structure, The Latest NEP of 2020, pitches for a "5+3+3+4" design,
corresponding to the age groups 3-8 years (foundational stage), 8-11 (preparatory), 11-14 (middle), and 14-18 (secondary). This brings early childhood education (also known as pre-school education for children of ages 3 to 5) under the ambit of formal schooling. The mid-day meal programme will be extended to pre-school children. The NEP says students until Class 5 should be taught in their mother tongue or regional language.
The policy Urges phasing out of all institutions offering single streams and that all universities and colleges must aim to be multidisciplinary within 2040. But All these are just a Board Direction and are not mandatory to follow immediately.
Education being a Concurrent subject, the introductory reforms can only be implemented through the collaboration of The Central and The State. This will not come under effect immediately. The Government has set a target of 2040 to implement the entire policy. And Since the 1968 NEP was curtailed due to the shortage of funds, The Government is focusing on collecting sufficient funds too.
Written by Anwesha Chakraborty
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