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Ministry of Human Resources Development presented the New Education Policy 2020 which has been approved by the Union Cabinet. The Current and former HRD Ministers hold a press conference at 4 pm. The new education policies are after 34years with the education sector to be allocated 6% of GDP. The new policy was designed after eight sittings. PM Narendra Modi will be the head of the National Education Commission.
The 10+2 system to become 5+3+3+4 format. The new policy reforms the school education system to 5+3+3+4 format. This means the first five years of the school will consist of the foundation stage including three years of pre-primary school and classes 1 and class 2. The next three years will be classified into a preparatory stage from classes 3 to 5. Later three years of the middle stage (classes 6 to 8), and four years of secondary stage (classes 9 to 12). Schools will not have any fixed arrangement of streams of arts, commerce, science, students can take up whichever courses they desire.
The key amendments in Education Policy constitute;
The policy has emphasized mother tongue or local language or regional language as the medium of instruction at least till Grade 5, but preferably till Grade 8 and beyond. Sanskrit to be allowed at all levels of school and higher education as a choice for students, including in the three-language formula. Other classical languages and literature of India also to be available as options. No language will be imposed on any student.
Multiple entry or exit
UG -3 or 4 years
PG -1 or 2 years
Integrated 5 year’s Bachelor’s or Master’s
MPhil to be terminated
Reduction of the curriculum to the core concepts
Common standards of learning in public and private schools
IITs asked to take a holistic strategy
All institutes to be research institutes
UG colleges to be more autonomous
Private HEIs will be encouraged to offer larger numbers of free ships and scholarships to their students.
Every state/district will be approved to establish “Bal Bhavans” as a unique daytime boarding school, to engage in art-related, career-related, and play-related activities.
Free school infrastructure can be utilised as Samajik Chetna Kendras
The single common entrance exam for all colleges
The common Entrance exam for all higher education institutes to be maintained by the National Testing Agency.
E-courses to be accessible in regional languages
Increased use of online platforms, virtual labs and e-contents in regional languages.
Fees to be regulated
The fee will be fixed within the regulative structure and no additional fee will be charged above the cap
Colleges to become interdisciplinary courses
Increase GER to 50% by 2035
The slides presented during the press conference is given below: