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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

National Education Policy


NEP emphasises child-centred pedagogy as opposed to exam-centred approach

February 26, 2021 8:54 am

The end of the year examination results do not reflect the full potential or uniqueness of a child. Therefore, we need to look beyond examinations and look at assessment only as a means of learning.

Pokhriyal meets heads of centrally-funded educational institutions of Gujarat

February 24, 2021 8:49 am

The vision of NEP is to make India a model for the world in the field of education so that our students don’t go behind obtaining degrees from foreign educational institutions. We also need to prepare our students to be future entrepreneurs, who become job-creators instead of job-seekers, said Pokhriyal.

Budget allocation to education does not match vision of NEP 2020: Sisodia

February 10, 2021 11:44 am

"While the NEP says that six per cent of the GDP should be dedicated to education. The sector hardly got about three per cent. The Budget allocated to the education sphere was on the contrary reduced by Rs 6,000 crore than the funds allocated last year," said Sisodia.

Students will learn self-reliance at school-level under NEP: Pokhriyal

February 11, 2021 12:50 am

While he praised the academicians for taking on mammoth task of moving online within a couple of months, he also acknowledged that the online-education access has not reached everyone.

Getting top foreign universities to open campuses requires more institutional autonomy

January 22, 2021 9:11 am

There are many provisions in the policy for improving the quality of higher education. For the first time, internationalisation of higher education has been highlighted as an objective.

CBSE to offer two-level English exams, 10% more competency-based questions every year

January 19, 2021 12:11 pm

This year, the board has decided to increase the number of competency-bassed questions. The Ministry of Education, in an official notice, informed that the number of competency-based questions for classes 10 and 12 board exams will increase by 10 per cent every year in a phased manner.

Education Minister recommends setting up task force for NEP implementation

January 14, 2021 3:07 pm

A total of 181 tasks have been identified for implementation in higher education and a dashboard for monitoring the progress of these identified 181 tasks of NEP with clear timelines and targets may be prepared.

NEP's regulatory architecture is too monolithic for higher education in a diverse country

January 02, 2021 8:39 am

The National Education Policy (NEP 2020) announced a few months ago, too, has endorsed the idea by providing for a common single regulator for the entire higher education system, with the exception of medical and law education.

No homework up to class 2, regularly weighing school bags suggests Education Ministry

December 09, 2020 9:43 am

The policy also talks in detail about homework for students at various levels, starting with no homework for children up to Class 2, and maximum two hours of homework every day for children in Classes 9 to 12.

Task force soon to draft roadmap for imparting technical education in mother tongue

December 02, 2020 8:27 pm

The task force will take into consideration the suggestions made by various stakeholders and will submit a report in a month. The minister said that no language will be imposed on any student.


Quixplained: What's new in the National Education Policy

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

National Education Policy or NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. A new policy usually comes along every few decades. The latest policy is India's third. It replaces the 1986 NEP, which was in place for 34 years.