NEP 2020 has been formulated after an unprecedented process of consultation that involved nearly over 2 lakh suggestions from 2.5 lakhs Gram Panchayats, 6600 Blocks, 6000 ULBs, 676 Districts.
When government schools will compete with private schools in terms of learning outcomes, when private schools will have to deliver learning outcomes in order that they stay accredited, this sector will witness true revolution.
The Government can also expect students from neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan as also from West Asia and Africa come to the campuses of foreign universities in India rather than travel to the West.
The idea of allowing foreign universities to set up their campuses in India is a welcome step provided care needs to be taken by them for preserving our national heritage and culture.
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.
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.