The Updated Education Policy
The MHRD ministry has released the new National Education Policy 2020, bringing large scale updates in the education sector. This policy is a major change in the education policy of India after 34 years. It was last updated in 1986.
The foundation of NEP 2020 is laid on the pillar os “Access, Affordability, Accountability, Equity, and Quality.” The policy is in agreement with the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development, and the policy aims to overhaul and revise the Indian Education system.
The new policy focusses on providing universal access to school at every level, from pre-school to senior secondary. Also, the structure of school education has been changed from the previous ‘10+2’ system. It has been replaced by a ‘5+3+3+4’ structure corresponding to the age groups 3-8,8-11,11-14 and 14 to 18, respectively. This brings the age group 3-6, which wasn’t under the curriculum of the school. This age has been recognized as a very important age for the growth of a child.
The policy also blurs the current system lines where students have to choose one stream after they complete their tenth. They can rather choose their subjects after they pass their 10th. This gives them flexibility in choosing their stream.
The major changes in higher education include the four years UG programs. These will be multidisciplinary programs, and these will allow multiple exit point certifications.
Further, a student can migrate from one institute to another if he/she has attained certain credits in the previous college. He/she might not need to start fresh.
The NEP 2020 greatly reduces pressure from the Indian education system and provides the system some flexibility.
The NEP 2020 has been up to improvising India’s education system by the very 2030; the 21st-century kids seek the best out of all the professions. They seek to grow up being multi-talented, exposed to all kinds of subjects. This is one of the best ways to introduce the mindsets’ universality to get over the older generation’s traditional minds. The start of the system will be difficult and would have guardians that are contrastingly different points of view, but the government believes that the need to change the system would be understood by all someday.
The perks of the system
The education system is made with the sole image of a better future of the country’s students as they are allowed to pursue their interests along with the most needed streams of life. The basics will be formed to meet the international demands of better-qualified students in different sectors of professionalism.
- Music, art, and literature are to be introduced mandatorily in higher educations.
- M. Phil will be disbanded.
- Sanskrit is to be made a mainstream subject.
- Coding will be taught since the 6th class.
- Internships will be introduced to the six graders under local trades and crafts.
- IITs will teach more humanities and arts subjects as compared to the current registered once.
- Academic bank of credit for the aspirant researchers at the school level.
- Single common entrance to get enrolled in all the colleges.
- The rigid format of stream choice will be abolished until the end of senior secondary studies.
- Better scopes on digital study techniques.
- Foreign education destination set up in India.
- The GDP on the educational expenditure to be lowered to 4%.
The system has too many features and the faculties to be required as per the need for streams about to be introduced into the education system. The very need to improve the quality of education across the country, widening the children’s better perspectives for them to make stands worldwide, is to be promoted and acknowledged by all. The strict curriculum system is to be abolished to prepare a base for the wide education system sketched by the NEP 2020. Acceptance of the system will be a problem at the start, but it is believed that the system will sink in soon and result in better performance.
There surely will be some serious and overwhelming opposition. Yet, it is believed to be resolved as soon, and the students get better qualifications in the country and outside the country. The NEP 2020 has organized the proper provision to get started with the transition of the expectably the best form of India’s education system. It is 2030 vision of the government to make the best out of the future generation and their caliber as individual beings of the country.