Hyderabad: The Ministry of Human Resource Development on Wednesday, 29th July, launched India's New Education Policy.
A number of changes were witnessed in both higher education and school-level education policies, and while inaugurating, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said, "For the first time in 34 years, we have been able to formulate an education policy that will pathbreaking."
A draft of the policy was launched in 2019 under the Dr K Ranganathan Committee. After a year of review, the policy was approved in a Union Cabinet meeting today.
KEY HIGHLIGHTS: - The Ministry of Human Resources Development will be renamed as Ministry of Education- Both school level and higher education will now be regulated by a single body unlike previously
- The 10+2 structure will be removed from schools, and replaced by a 5+3+3+4 curricular and pedagogical structure
- There will be no division in streams, and students will be allowed to chose subjects from a basket of choices
- There will be a reduction in school curriculum to ensure that children have thorough knowledge of core concepts.
- Vocational training and internships will be pushed class 6th onwards
- Children will also be taught coding from class 6th to boost their mathematical skills
- There will be multiple entries and exit system for those who wish to leave a course in the middle
- An Academic Bank of Credits will be set up
- MPhil will be discontinued