New Education Policy


  • Finalisation on shape of regulatory bodies
  • Policy on operation of foreign universities
Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan – mission announced to provide finance to State universities . Aims to increase GER. Non-functional.
Critically comment on the New Education Policy document released recently by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. (200 Words)
New Education Policy has tried to overcome the constraints in education system by focusing on Quality in Primary and Secondary education and increasing enrolment and standardisation of higher education.
  1. Better infrastructure facility with library, science labs and sports to be the norm.
  2. Teacher training and implementing teacher-student ratio norms.
  3. Integrated effort by teacher, parents and society.
  4. Adopting best practices of different states. Special focus to curb drop-outs of girls and economically weaker section.
For improving higher education:
  1. Autonomy in decision making for institutes of national importance.
  2. CBCS system for selecting subjects for students.
  3. National authority for accreditation.
  4. Revamping functions of UGC and AICTE
  5. Scholarships and higher stipend for enrolling students in higher education.
One concern is regarding the definition of quality which is vague in document. Another concern is about the university appointments—both teaching and nonteaching, are not made transparent and competitive and about probation of teachers and performance and negligence of gender equality in document.
CBCS is another aspect which has drawn criticism from various educationists and students.
Overall, suggestions on this policy document will ultimately lead to a strong NEP opening the horizon for betterment of nation.



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