National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a welcome change for the current education system in India. Even though some of the reforms suggested by NEP 2020 are practised by IB Board patterns or private schools offering CBCS pattern.
Meanwhile, eminent institutes like DY Patil University School of Management (DYPUSM) has appreciated the new move by the Government of India.
The 5+3+3+4 schooling system is believed to be on par with other developed countries of the world. The mode of instruction for lower grades and 50 hours of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will be a positive step.
What marks as a problem is the availability of quality teaching staff adhering to the improvements in the educational policy. Such shortcomings may at present be difficult to come by. However, hope is still set high to exercise this dream prospect of reviving Indian education system.
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National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: A New Vision Unfurls
The National Education Policy 2020 is to foray a new approach that will consider Higher Education Institutes (HEI) as Research Institutions, Teaching Institutions or Autonomous Colleges.
Private HEIs have to offer scholarships in the ratio of 25%, 50% and 100%. Teachers have to undergo Continuous Professional Development programs through SWAYAM or DIKSHA platform. Teacher-student ratio has been raised to 1:20.
As per R Gopal, Director, DYPUSM, the NEP 2020 was much awaited as it addresses the ill practices of the current education system.
For now, challenges lie in implementing these visionary steps when it comes to merging statutory boards into NHERA and also allotting a budget that forms 6% of the GDP.
The government will raise budgets for the education sector to 6% of the GDP. Higher Education Grants Commission (HEGC) will take care of the funding or financing of HEI.
Vocational, agricultural and legal courses will be restructured for encouraging students to opt for them. Multidisciplinary institutions should offer 4 years B.Ed programs leading PhD faculty in schools and colleges.
HEIs can design their own 2 years master’s program with an emphasis on collaboration with other institutes in technical courses. This is expected to increase innovation and research scope in the technical field in India.
As a fact, it is believed to raise salary bands of the teacher along with an increase in course fees as well.