The NEP-2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century, which was announced 34 years after the previous National Policy on Education in 1986
New Delhi: On September 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a conclave on "School Education in 21st Century" under the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) through video conference. According to a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the Ministry of Education is organising the two-day conclave, which started on Thursday (September 10) , as a part of the "Shiksha Parv".
The "Shiksha Parv" (education festival) is being celebrated from September 8-25 to felicitate teachers and take the New Education Policy forward. Various webinars, virtual conferences and conclaves on several aspects of the NEP are being organised across the country, the PMO said.
On August 7, Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the "Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under NEP-2020" and addressed the "Governors' Conference" on the policy on September 7. The PM has been championing the NEP and speaking to the stakeholders, highlighting its features and backing wide consultations to address everyone's concerns as it is implemented.
NEP aims to increase the gross enrolment ratio to 50% by 2035. In NEP, multiple entry/exit points are allowed - UG program: 3 to 4 years, PG Program - 1 to 2 years, Integrated 5 years bachelor's/ Master’s programme and M Phil to be discontinued.
National Education Policy 2020 allows a higher flexibility in higher education and renames the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to the Ministry of Education.
Last Updated 10, Sep 2020, 3:54 PM