Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The Prime Minister said that in the two years since the implementation of NEP, many changes have taken place in school education, including special efforts to track out out-of-school children and bring them back into the mainstream, introducing multiple entry and exit in higher education. He further mentioned that many transformative reforms have been initiated which will define and lead the progress of the country as it enters the ‘nectar period’.
The policy has dealt a major blow to online education where higher education institutions have been allowed to run full-fledged online courses and the permissible limit on online content has been raised to 40%, Prime Minister Modi said.
Prime Minister Modi said many initiatives have been rolled out to achieve the targets of access, equity, inclusiveness and quality set under the NEP 2020 policy.
Pressure on hybrid education
“Hybrid systems of online and offline education should be created to avoid additional exposure to technology for school going children,” Modi stressed at the meeting. He observed that a hybrid system of online and offline education should be created to avoid additional exposure to technology. School-going children.
Other points have been made in the NEP review meeting
-Prime Minister Modi has suggested that secondary schools, including science labs, should be involved with farmers in their area for soil testing. The Prime Minister was informed that the National Curriculum Framework was being prepared under the direction of the National Steering Committee.
-Modi said that the databases maintained by the Anganwadi Centers should be seamlessly integrated with the school records as the children move there from the Anganwadi and call for regular health check-ups and screenings at the school with the help of technology.
-Pitching to emphasize the use of home-made toys to develop students’ conceptual skills, he suggested that secondary schools, including science labs, should be involved with farmers in their area for soil testing, the statement said.
Initiatives such as ‘Balbatika’, Nipun Bharat, access to education, examination reform and innovative teaching like industry-oriented education, toy-based pedagogy, quality ECCE are being taken for school education, improved learning outcomes and overall development of children, the statement said. Says
Referring to the multi-disciplinary approach to higher education, he was informed that with the introduction of Academic Bank of Credit on the Digilcar platform, flexibility and multiple entry-exit guidelines for lifelong learning would now make it possible for students to study. According to their convenience and preference.
-To create new possibilities for lifelong learning and to inculcate critical and interdisciplinary thinking among students centrally, UGC has published guidelines that allow students to pursue two academic programs simultaneously.
– The National Higher Education Qualification Framework (NHEQF) is at an advanced stage of preparation, while UGC is revising the existing curriculum framework and credit system for graduate programs in line with the NHEQF, it said.
– In order to promote an ecosystem of start-ups and innovations, innovation councils of 2,774 organizations have been set up in HEIs in 28 states and 6 union territories. The NEP-affiliated Institutions on Institutions Atal Ranking (ARIIA) was launched in December 2021 to create a culture of research, incubation and start-ups. 1438 organizations participated in ARIIA. Idea Development, Evaluation and Application (IDEA) Labs AICTE has funded 100 organizations for experiential learning instead of root learning.
-Finally, Modi also said that multilingualism is being promoted to remove language barriers in educational attainment.