Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to New Education Policy

Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to New Education Policy

Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave a nod to India's new National Education Policy 2020, which provides for major reforms in higher education, restructuring of assessment methodology and early education in the mother tongue.

Making the announcement, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to new education policy for the 21st century. It is important, as for 34 years there were no changes in the education policy."

Here's are the highlights of India's new National Education Policy 2020:

Major changes in the pedagogical structure of the curriculum with no rigid separation between streams
All separations between vocational and academic and curricular and extra-curricular to be removed
Students to be allowed multiple entry and exit points in a course. Students can use credit transfer or credit bank to continue studies after a gap period.
MPhil courses to be discontinued
All higher education institutions, except legal and medical colleges, to be governed by a single regulator
Common norms to be in place for private and public higher education institutions
E-courses to be developed in regional languages
Virtual labs facility for institutes with no labs
Establishment of National Educational Technology Forum (NETF)
Board exams to be based on knowledge application
Mother tongue to be a medium of instruction till 5th grade
Report cards to be a comprehensive report on skills and capabilities instead of just marks and statements