NEP 2020 is the first education policy of 2020. This a new Education Policy which has come into force for the students which concentrates in learning rather than studying. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while adressing the inaugural session of the Governors’ Conference on NEP said,” Government interference should be minimal in this new policy of education”.
In this new education policy, no pressure will be given to students for taking up specific streams. After 1986, The year 2020 has witnessed this formation of the new education policy. In the meeting many important decisions were taken, our Prime Minister urged the people to take collective responsibilty. This meeting was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind, education ministers from states and union territories and vice chancellors besides governors.
“Education policy and education system are important means of fulfilling the aspirations of the country. Centre, state government, local bodies, all are attached to the responsibility of education system. But it is also true that the government, its interference in education policy, its impact, should be minimal. As foreign policy, defence policy are of the country, not government, so is education policy. It belongs to everyone,” says Narendra Modi.
The NEP is based on critical critical thinking rather than curriculum. With a special focus on “passion, practicality, and performance”. The new policy will help tackle the issues of brain drain and help India become a “knowledge economy” in the 21st century.
“We are working to make India a knowledge economy. To tackle brain drain, the NEP has paved the way for opening campuses of best international institutions in the country to bring them within reach of youth from simple families,” the Prime Minister said.
In this pandemic outbreak a new education policy was much needed to help students with their educational approach. With the emergence of this new policy students will be relieved and India will surely emerge to be the knowledge economy.