Press Release: September 26, 2020
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the National Education Policy 2020 in education aimed at transforming the already existing education system in the Country. This is the first education policy of the 21st century which has completely replaced the 34 year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986. The education system will be based on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability.
The aim now onwards is to transform India into a vibrant knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more flexible, holistic and multidisciplinary, suited to the needs of the 21st century, it aims at bringing out the unique capabilities of every student.
The National Education Policy 2020, approved by the Cabinet on 29th July 2020 it outlines the whole vision of India's Education system after the reforms. undergraduate students shall now be permitted to take courses across all disciplines with the new launch of a four year undergraduate degree.
As per Business upturn, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech on the current educational reforms said, "It’s heartening that the National Educational Policy hasn’t raised concerns of bias. Every country reform it’s education system according to it’s national values and goals. The end goal is to make sure it’s youth is future-ready.”
He also said, "National Education Policy will set the foundation for 21st century India. We’ve given extra impetus to this national policy for ensuring that it makes Indians more empowered and easily attractive to opportunities. we’re moving to an new era where an individual will not be stuck to a single profession all his life. Thus, he will continuously need to re-skill and up-skill himself. We have kept this in contention while formulating the National Education Policy.”
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