India's New Education System

by Aju Neeraj 9 days ago in courses

everything you need to know about the changes in Indian education system

India's New Education System

"This week the union cabinet of India established a National Education Policy (NEP) proposing changes in the decades old education system of the country."

India's HRD minister and ministry will be known as Indian education minister and Indian education ministry respectively, from now on.

A huge impactful step has been taken by the indian government by changing the indian education system with very new improvements and timely adaptations.

In this article you will find answers to these questions:

What is NEP ?

What has changed and what are the key elements ?

How these reforms are going to be implemented ?

How will the four year multidisciplinary bachelor's programme work ?

What impact this will have on M Phil Programme ?

We all have many doubts and skepticisms regarding the all new changes. So let's get these things cleared right away.

First things first,

What is NEP?

An NEP (national education policy) is an extensive fabric to navigate the development of education in the country. The parliament passed the first education policy in the 1968. A new NEP comes after every few decades, India had 3 till date. The first in 1968, second in 1986 (which was revised in 1992) and the third which was released on last Wednesday.

What has changed and what are the key elements?

The NEP presents colossal changes which includes inception of Indian higher education to foriegn universities, deconstruction of IGC and AICTE, initiation of a four year multisisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options and termination of the M Phil programme.

In the school level education system the policy concentrates on maintaining the curriculum, easier and efficient board exams, reducing the academic weight by sustaining core essentials while emphasizing practical learning and critical thinking.

The new NEP suggests for a "5+3+3+4" design corresponding to the age groups 3-8 years (foundation stage), 8-11(preparatory), 11-14(middle) and 14-18(secondary). This concerns on early childhood education.

The NEP also says students until class 5 should be taught in their mother tongue or regional language.

This policy also focuses on phasing out of all insitutions offering single streams and that al luniversities and colleges must aim to become multidisciplinary by 2040.

How will these reforms be implemented ?

The NEP just gives a wide course and isn't necessary to follow. Since education is a simultaneous subject (both the Center and the state governments can make laws on it), the changes proposed must be actualized cooperatively by the Center and the states. This won't occur right away. The occupant government has set an objective of 2040 to execute the whole approach. Sufficient funding is also significant; the 1968 NEP was hamstrung by a lack of assets.

The administration intends to set up subject wise boards of trustees with individuals from applicable services at both the focal and state levels to create usage plans for every part of the NEP. The plans will drill down, moves to be made by numerous bodies, including the HRD Ministry, state Education Departments, educational committees, NCERT, Central Advisory Board of Education and National Testing Agency, among others. Arranging will be trailed by a yearly joint survey of progress against targets set.

How will the four year multidisciplinary bachelor's programme work ?

This pitch strangely comes six years after Delhi University had to scrap such a four-year undergrad program at the office holder govemment's command. Under the four-year program proposed in the new NEP under studies can exit following one year with a testament following two years with a recognition, and following three years with a four year certification.

Four-year bachelor's programmes for the most part incorporate a specific measure of exploration work and the understudy will get further information in the subject the person chooses to study. Following four years, a BA understudy ought to have the option to enter an exploration degree program legitimately relying upon how well the person in question has performed. In any case, graduate degree projects will keep on working as they do, following which understudy may decide to carry on for a PhD program.

What impact this will have on M Phil Programme?

This ought not influence the advanced education direction by any means. In typical course, after a graduate degree an understudy can enlist for a PhD program. Thjs is the current practice practically everywhere throughout the world. In many colleges, incorporating those in the UK(Oxford, Cambridge and others). M Phil was a center examination degree between an experts and a PhD. The individuals who have entered MPhil usually finished their investigations with a PhD degree. MPhil degrees have gradually been eliminated for an immediate PhD programmme.

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This might be a really great and awaited initiative to redesign India's education system and there are a lot of other things that has to be established and done immediately to ensure an effective and efficient way of learning so that we can mould our citizens of tomorrow into a more civilized individuals. Also, every child of this country has the right fir education and it is our duty to ensure they get it.

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Aju Neeraj
Aju Neeraj
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