The New Education Policy, 2020, aims to bring about transformational reforms. With the change in policy, students will be able to pursue one or more areas of interest, to develop scientific temper, creativity and the spirit of service with 21st century abilities. The broad-based move, approved by the Union Cabinet on July 30, overhauls curriculums at the school level with emphasis on experiential learning. At the university level, it gives options to students to choose their subjects with more flexibility. Students may now choose Majors and Minor in any stream.
The NEP replaces the education policy of 1986 that was later updated in the year 1992. Hopefully, this move will also pave the way for an equitable and vibrant society, with respect for diversity and local content. It’s a long overdue step. The government has set a target of 2040 for the entire policy to be implemented.
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Sumi Gupta, Director, Tatsat Foundation