New Education Policy looks at the students not as ‘citizens of tomorrow’ but as ‘citizens of today’ who are an equal stakeholder in the policies related to the development of the country.
The introduction of sports as a subject after the primary education stage could translate into a professional pathway and produce trained sports professionals that our country so desperately lacks today.
The government will also launch a common entrance test, as proposed under the National Education Policy 2020, from next year for central and other universities who are willing to join the new system.
It seems unrealistic and perhaps also unreasonable to expect that state and private stakeholders in India will bankroll global campuses as has been done in East Asia and the Middle East.
With an eye on the future, the NEP speaks to all aspects of education during our times. This policy is in many ways radically different from all its predecessors, and it looks at our educational requirements in a new way, writes Sanjay Dhotre.
The recent National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) has brought about a monumental change in our education system. In doing so, it has also placed high priority on children’s health and their nourishment.
It is crucial to realise that foreign investment is one of the possible remedies, but not a panacea for the present challenges India's higher education sector is facing.
The HRD ministry had last month asked states and union territories to ensure that the names of children of migrant workers who returned home during the COVID-19 pandemic are not struck off their school rolls.
The Prime Minister also called for holding a series of webinars to start a fresh round of dialogue on the NEP with stakeholders in coordination with the universities, colleges, secondary school examination boards, and the States.
Entry of foreign institutions in higher education will bring collaboration, comparison, and competition to our country, improving the quality of education in India, says Professor Rajendra Pratap Gupta.
Justice Prathiba M Singh said the questions papers will be sent to the students’ email ID and be uploaded on the varsity’s portal and they will be given an extra hour to upload the answer sheets.
The NEP is a futuristic document that looks forward to the knowledge economy of the 21st century, one in which India’s participation has been intermittent at best. Will faculty members of these potentially impressive multiversities be able to shape the kind of research that molds not only their productivity, but also their very identities as visionary and effective teachers at the postsecondary level?
Merit, not inclusion. ‘Holistic’ instead of ‘liberal’. Shallow eclecticism rather than criticality: NEP 2020 is full of pious keywords that mask a violent lurch back towards hierarchy and unfreedoms.
The National Education Policy 2020 recognises the need for better teaching and learning methods, better teacher training and more meaningful exams. But it does not provide a realistic way in which private institutions can raise funds to meet the needs of their students and their communities.
The NEP contains much that is desirable, much that is sorely needed, and yet, much that appears removed from everyday experience, as for instance when it talks about internet-enabled devices in every home, writes Amit Kaushik.
The main danger with the NEP is that it proposes to inculcate traditional Indian values and constitutional values. Which Indian values are they talking about? Is it the content of Manu Smriti? writes MA Baby.
Setting retention of students across all levels as one of its primary goals, NEP 2020 has recommended that the government must first provide 'effective and sufficient' infrastructure so that all students have access to safe and engaging school education at all levels.
Learning mother tongue will also help future generations forge a relation with their own social and cultural fabric.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.