National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 Booklet

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National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 Booklet

National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 Booklet

Recently, the booklet on One Year Achievement of National Education Policy-2020 was released.

This booklet enlists some of the major initiatives of the National Policy on Education (NEP) as well as the achievements of the policy, such as: – Vidya Pravesh – This is a three-month school education preparation module for Class I children.

  • The basic scheme of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) is envisaged to activate and catalyze the education system.
  • Capacity building of secondary level teachers is being done under NISHTHA ((National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement) with focus on learning outcomes of students.
  • NIPUN Bharat FLN tools have been developed under DIKSHA (Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing: DIKSHA) to provide support and counseling to the States/UTs and teachers.
  • NIPUN (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy: NIPUN) India Mission ensures that by the year 2026-27 every student up to class 3 attains the desired ability to learn reading, writing and arithmetic.

New Initiatives Launched

  • The Virtual School of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NOS) is a first of its kind initiative. It will provide advanced digital learning platform through virtual live classrooms and virtual labs.
  • The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has released an alternative academic calendar to enable students to continue education during the physical closure of schools during the pandemic.
  • The book “Priya the Accessibility Warrior” will sensitize students on accessibility issues for the differently abled students.

National Education Policy (NEP)-2020

For Schools:

10+2 to 5+3+3+4 Policy: As per the new school education system of 5+3+3+4 outlined in NEP 2020, children will spend 5 years in the Foundational stage, 3 years in the Preparatory stage, 3 years in the Middle stage, and 4 years in the Secondary stage.

Multidisciplinary: Flexibility to choose subjects in all faculties; All subjects will be presented at two levels of proficiency.

Flexibility in Board Exam System: Board exams may become modal to test core competencies (objective and subjective) only, and will be conducted twice a year.

Diversity of Languages: Continuing the three-language policy giving preference to the local language as the medium of instruction up to class VIII.

Bag less Days: School students will have 10 bag-less days in a year, during which they will be exposed to the profession of their choice (i.e., informal internship).

For higher education (universities):

University Examinations like Scholarly Assessment Test (SAT): The National Testing Agency will conduct Common Aptitude Test twice a year.

4-Year Undergraduate: Preference will be given to 4-year multidisciplinary undergraduate program; Credit will be given to mid-term dropouts with the option to complete the degree after a break.

No affiliation: The colleges will be given graded autonomy to award degrees in the next 15 years. The affiliation with universities will end. In this way they will be given the status of Deemed University.

Fee Limit: It is proposed to set a cap on the fee charged by private institutions of higher education.

Global exposure: Global leading universities will be admitted to India. Top Indian institutions will be encouraged to expand globally.

Source – PIB

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