The new National Education Policy approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday is set to escort in a veer of changes, ranging from reduction in school curriculum to discontinuation of MPhil.
The NEP aims create an education system that contributes directly to transforming the country, providing high-quality education to all, and making India a global knowledge superpower.
Here are the ten things to know about the new National Education Policy.
>Board exams can be in segmental form. Board examinations will be based on knowledge and application to discourage rote learning.
>MPhil courses to be discontinued.
>All higher education institutions, except legal and medical colleges, to be governed by single controller.
>Common norms to be in place for private and public higher education institutions under Central government's new Education Policy.
>Common entrance exams to be held for admission to universities and higher education institutions, as per Centre's new Education Policy.
>School curriculum to be reduced to core ideas and there will integration of vocational education from class 6 under new National Education Policy.
>The new policy seeks to expand access to higher education for 50% of high school students by 2035, and achieve universal adult literacy before that date.
>Cabinet approved a plan to increase public spending on education to nearly 6% of gross domestic product from around 4% now, while also capping fees charged by educational institutions.
>Government is targeting 100% gross registration ratio from pre-school to secondary level by 2030.
>Mother tongue to be a medium of instruction till 5th grade a report cards will be an inclusive report on skills and capabilities instead of just marks and statements.
Well, the education system is going to change for the nation. Do check the new norms.