Neha Singh

The National Education Policy 2020 has been approved by the Cabinet, and here are all the points you need to know!

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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry. In a bid to ramp up digital learning, a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) would be created. “E-courses will be developed in eight regional languages initially and virtual labs will be developed,” Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary, said.

New Education Policy has been approved by the Cabinet, HRD Minister to brief media, check HIGHLIGHTS here.


Reduction in curriculum

Cash rich content will be reduced to its core essentials, and make space for critical thinking, holistic, enquiry-based, discovery-based, discussion-based, and analysis-based learning.

Equitable and Inclusive Education

Emphasis will be given on Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Groups

Recruitment of teachers through a Transparent Robust Process

Teachers will be recruited through robust and transparent processes. Promotions will be merit-based, and a mechanism will be developed for multi-source periodic performance appraisals.

The undergraduate degree will be of either 3 or 4-year duration

National Research Foundation will be set up through an act of Parliament

 NRF will be set up to develop a culture of research, through suitable incentives, recognition of outstanding research & undertaking major initiatives to seed & grow research at State Universities & other public institutions where research capability is currently limited.

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