New updates on the Education Policy 2020: NTA to carry out a general college entrance test

HRD Ministry New Education Policy 2020 updates: The NEP has been accepted by the Cabinet. Current and former HRD Ministers to collectively conduct a press conference on the same at 4 pm. Many changes likely in the future of the Indian education system. 

On Wednesday, The Union Cabinet approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and changed the name of  HRD Ministry as Education Ministry. While making the announcement, Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Ministers, stated that there would be just one single regulator for all higher education institutions and MPhil would be stopped. 

In an attempt to accelerate digital learning, a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) would be made. Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary, told that “E-courses will be created in eight regional languages initially and virtual labs will be developed,” 

Top 100 foreign colleges will be permitted to establish campuses in India. In accordance with the HRD Ministry document, listing salient traits of policy, “such (foreign) universities will be given special dispensation regarding regulatory, governance, and content norms on par with other autonomous institutions of India.”

Independent Higher Education Institutes and professional education institutions will be developed into multi-disciplinary education. “There are over 45,000 affiliated colleges in our country. Under Graded Autonomy, Academic, Administrative, and Financial Autonomy will be given to colleges, on the basis of the status of their accreditation.” he further added.

The committee — which proposed the modifications in the education system under the NEP — was headed by K Kasturirangan, former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan. The NEP was prepared in 1986 and upgraded in 1992. The NEP was associated with the election declaration of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in front of the 2014 elections.

 

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