New Delhi: PM Modi while addressing the ‘Conclave on transformational reforms in higher education under National Education Policy’ said that...
The Prime Minister will take part in the conclave being organised by the Ministry of Education and University Grants Commission (UGC) through video-conferencing.
On a policy that impacts and affects our present and future generations, even Parliamentary oversight has been circumvented. Contrast this with the rigorous parliamentary and widespread consultation that preceded the Right to Education Act.
Since education is a concurrent, the NEP only provides broad directions. The reforms proposed can only be implemented collaboratively by the Centre and the states.
The new education policy will reduce the race for marks and shear pressure on the students. Due to race to get good marks and to be in the top, many good students are losing their creativity.
Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary, said it was a historic day and the country has got a New Education Policy (NEP) after 34 years.
Though it was just the first session in which experts and delegates shared their views about the need of transformation in the education sector. Further programs will be organised to address issues like embracing team building, model character, values and skills and how to use technology in the education sector.
Under Smriti Irani, the education sector has progressed towards a definitive and planned framework which is benefitting the youth of the nation, remarkably.