National Education Policy 2020 – Gross Enrolment Ratio to be raised to 50% by 2035. The Union Cabinet approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and also renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry. Making the announcement, Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said there would be a single regulator for all higher education institutions and MPhil would be discontinued. Follow us to get regular updates.
Higher Education Secretary’s Statement:
Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary, said that “E-courses will be developed in eight regional languages initially and virtual labs will be developed and there are over 45,000 affiliated colleges in our country. Under Graded Autonomy, Academic, Administrative and Financial Autonomy will be given to colleges, on the basis of the status of their accreditation”.
He further added that “There are over 45,000 affiliated colleges in our country. Under graded autonomy, academic, administrative and financial autonomy will be given to colleges on the basis of the status of their accreditation. E-courses will be developed in regional languages. Virtual labs will be developed and a National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) is being created and following the new education policy and reforms, we will achieve 50 per cent Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by 2035”.
The aim will be to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% to 50% by 2035.
The committee — which suggested changes in the education system under the NEP — was headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan. The NEP was drafted in 1986 and updated in 1992. The NEP was part of the election manifesto of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) ahead of the 2014 elections.
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