Change in national education policy: ‘unimportant’ secondary, honors course 4 years, MPhil cleared the cabinet in the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 29
A sea of changes in the Indian education system is coming, school-college skills-based efforts .
Change in national education policy: ‘unimportant’ secondary, honors course 4 years, MPhil cleared the cabinet
After 34 long years, there is going to be a big change in the national education policy.
I wholeheartedly welcome the approval of the National Education Policy 2020! This was a long due and much awaited reform in the education sector, which will transform millions of lives in the times to come! #NewEducationPolicyhttps://t.co/N3PXpeuesG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 29, 2020
👉👉👉All undergraduate courses will have major and minor sections. For example, if one studies in science, he can take his major subjects as physics and minor subjects as music.
👉👉👉All higher education will be controlled by one organization.
👉👉👉 UGC and AICTE are merging.
All public and private universities will be governed by the same rules.
👉👉👉There will be a new teacher training board for teacher training, it will have no separate level.
👉👉👉Basic learning programs are being developed for parents to teach 3-year-olds at home and 3- to 6-year-olds after school.
👉👉👉 Students will have free freedom of entry and exit in all courses.
👉👉👉Credit system will be introduced in undergraduate level courses. That is, if someone fails an exam or does not take the exam, he will be able to give it later.
👉👉👉All school level examinations will be two semesters a year.
👉👉👉Emphasis is being placed on practical examinations.
👉👉👉Curriculum will be reduced on the basis of knowledge on any subject.
Key Points of NEP
FOUNDATIONAL STAGE (5): For 3 to 8 year olds, suggested multi-level play activity based learning will include pre-school or commonly known as Anganwadi school and kindergarten classes for 3 to 6 year olds. For students 1 and 2 grades or classes 1 and 2 will be included. Drama-based and action-based curricula will also be added to those aged from 6 to 8 years with a focus on language proficiency and teaching.
Preparatory Stage (3): This is the focus for ages 8 to 11 or 3 to 5 The focus is to play, discover and learn activity-based and interactive classrooms. Up to this stage a child will continue to develop language and numeracy skills in harmony with cognitive development. The medium of instruction up to 5th grade is the home language or mother tongue or local language. All students will be taught three languages - and the states will choose which one.
Middle Stage (3): Referring to grades 7 to 8, the new structure aims to transform the education system from an existing system into more practical education in science, mathematics, fine arts, social sciences and humanities. The focus should be on critical learning goals, not on rot learning
Secondary Level (4): This includes classes 9 to 12 or secondary and higher secondary as we know it today. The proposed changes at this stage include a multi-disciplinary study where students will be able to pick and choose any subject from the available framework. The focus will be on greater critical thinking and flexibility, allowing children to choose subjects according to their interests, even technical and fine arts.
👉👉👉 After master’s degree, you don’t have to do MPhil anymore. Instead, students will be able to do a PhD directly. In addition, the undergraduate pass course is 3 years, honors is 4 years and postgraduate is 1 year.