UGC Directs Universities to conduct Awareness Campaign on New Education Policy. University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed universities to create knowledge about the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 amongst teachers, students, officials and other stakeholders in the higher education system. The Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released the New Education Policy or NEP for School Education with policies for schools and Higher Education for colleges, universities and other higher institutes. Follow us to get daily updates.
A NEP usually comes along every few decades. India has had three to date. The first came in 1968 and the second in 1986, under Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi respectively, the NEP of 1986 was revised in 1992 when P V Narasimha Rao was Prime Minister. The third is the NEP released Wednesday under the Prime Ministership of Narendra Modi.
The highlights of the NEP 2020 are, a single regulator for higher education institutions, multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, discontinuation of MPhil programmes, low stakes board exams, common entrance exams for universities.
UGC’s Instructions to Universities:
Now The University Grants Commission has shared the New Education Policy document in both Hindi and English along with the important features of the policy for the universities to utilize. The commission has asked universities to conduct webinars and related online activities to discuss various policy highlights and implications of NEP 2020. It also asked institutes to use various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Wahtsapp, Instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube as well as electronic and print media.
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