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National Education Policy (NEP) – 2020

National Education Policy 2019 envisions an India-centric education system that contributes directly to transforming our nation sustainably into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing high-quality education to all.

National Education Policy 2020: Vision Statement

On 29th July, 2020, The Union Cabinet of India approved the National Education Policy 2020. It is the first Education Policy of the 21st Century and has been formulated with the changing needs of the country.

The first National Education Policy was framed in 1986, which went through a revision in 1992. And almost 3 decades later, the New Eduction Policy has been framed. In the last 30 years a lot has changed. And, to align with the current trends and to resolve the current gaps in the policy this policy was the need of the hour.

The policy formulation process was initiated by Government of India and ensured that the process is consultative, participatory and is based on extensive research and stakeholder feedback. The committed was formed under the guidance of former Cabinet Secretary T. S. R. Subramanian. Based on committee’s report the draft National Education Policy was submitted by panel led by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan.

Here are some statistics that show how rigorous was the consultation process on the draft NEP 2020:

  • Over two lakh suggestions from 2.5 lakh gram panchayats
  • 6,600 blocks
  • 6,000 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)
  • 676 districts were received

The National Education Policy 2020 covers the following sections of the Education sector in India:

If you would like to know more about the National Education Policy 2020, you may start from the above categories.

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