Highlights of New Education policy

Highlights of India’s new education policy changes. Great and much needed!

  1. 10+2 board structure is dropped
  2. New school structure will be 5+3+3+4
  3. Upto 5 pre school, 6 to 8 Mid School, 8 to 11 High School , 12th grade onwards Graduation
  4. Any Degree will be 4 years
  5. 6th std onwards vocational courses available
  6. From 8th to 11th students can choose subjects
  7. All graduation courses will have major and minor
    Example – science student can have Physics as Major and Music as minor as well. Any combination can be chosen
  8. All higher education will be governed by only one authority.
  9. UGC AICTE will be merged.
  10. All University government, private, open, deemed, vocational etc will have same grading and other rules.
  11. New Teacher Training board will be setup for all kinds of teachers in country, no state can change
  12. Same level of Accreditation to any collage , based on its rating collage will get autonomous rights and funds.
  13. New Basic learning program will be created by government for parents to teach children upto 3 years in home and for pre school 3 to 6
  14. Multiple entry and exit from any course
  15. Credit system for graduation for each year student will get some credits which he can utilize if he takes break in course and come back again to complete course
  16. All schools exams will be semester based – twice a year
  17. The syllabus will be reduced to core knowledge of any subject only
  18. More focus on student practical and application knowledge
  19. For any graduation course (12th grade + 3 years)
    1. if student completes only one year they will get a basic certificate,
    2. if student completes two years then they will get Diploma certificate and
    3. if student completes full course then they will get degree certificate.
    4. So no year of any student will be wasted if they break the course in between.
  20. All the graduation course feed of all Universities will be govern by single authority with capping on each course.

For more information:

National education policy India -> https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/news/national-education-policy-2020-all-you-need-to-know/articleshow/77239854.cms

Mother tongue till class 5 -> https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/national-education-policy-nep-2020-mother-tongue-till-class-5-10-points-on-national-education-policy-2020-2270926

A much needed change in the educational system to providing the choice of what to study given back to the students, and connecting it to skills and employment needs of the current generation. Would be interesting to see how this is adopted across the country.

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