National Education Policy 2020 : All You Need to Know

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the New Education Policy and renamed the ministry of human resource and development as the ministry of education. The new policy would also see an overhaul of the system in place in higher education. Following the new education policy and reforms, India will achieve 50% Gross Enrollment Ratio by 2035, the ministry said.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the New Education Policy (NEP). One of the major decision, the Cabinet has renamed the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) as the Ministry of Education.

"The Cabinet meeting is chaired by the Prime Minister Mr Narender Modi," said I&B Minister Prakash Javedkar. The decision of changing the name of the ministry was done as per the recommendations listed in the draft on new education policy, which suggested it to bring the focus back on education and learning.

The new policy would also see an overhaul of the system in place in higher education.

"As on date, we have different norms for deemed universities, central universities, for different individual standalone institutions. New Education Policy says that for reasons of quality, norms will be same for all & not as per ownership," said Amit Khare, Higher Education Secretary.

New Education Policy: Highlights

Outcomes of NEP 2020

* Universalisation from ECCE to Secondary Education by 2030, aligning with SDG4
* Attaining Foundational Learning & Numeracy Skills through National Mission by 2025
* 100% GER in Pre-School to Secondary Level by 2030
* Teachers to be prepared for assessment reforms by 2023
* Inclusive & Equitable Education System by 2030
* Board Exams to test core concepts and application of knowledge
* Every Child will come out of School adept in at least one Skill
* Common Standards of Learning in Public & Private Schools

Major Reforms: School Education

  • Board exams will be low stakes & test actual knowledge instead of rote learning
  • Mother tongue to be a medium of instruction till 5th grade
  • Report cards will be a comprehensive report on skills and capabilities instead of just marks and statements
  • National mission to focus on basic literacy and basic numeracy
  • Major changes in the pedagogical structure of curriculum with no rigid separation between streams
  • All separations between vocational and academic and curricular and extra-curricular will also be removed

* New National Curriculum Framework for ECE, School, Teachers and Adult Education
* Board Examination will be Low Stakes, Based on Knowledge Application
* Medium of Instruction till at least Grade 5, and preferably till Grade 8 and beyond in Home Language/ Mother tongue/ Regional Language
* 360 degree Holistic Progress Card of Child
* Tracking Student Progress for Achieving Learning Outcomes
* National assessment center - PARAKH
* NTA to offer Common Entrance Exam for Admission TO HEIs
* National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST)
* Book Promotion Policy and Digital Libraries
* Transparent online self disclosure for public oversight and accountability
* Universalization of Early Childhood Care Education (ECCE)
* National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy
* 5+3+3+4 Curricular and Pedagogical Structure
* Curriculum to integrate 21st Century Skills, Mathematical Thinking and Scientific temper
* No Rigid Separation between Arts & Sciences, between Curricular and extra-Curricular activities, between Vocational and Academic streams
* Education of Gifted Children
* Gender Inclusion Fund
* KGBVs upto Grade 12
* Reduction in Curriculum to Core Concepts
* Vocational integration from Class 6 onwards

Use of Technology

* Us of Technology in
* Education Planning
* Teaching Learning & Assessment
* Administration & Management
* Regulation- Self Disclosure & Minimum Human Interface
* Increasing Access for Disadvantaged Groups
* Divyang Friendly Education Software
* e-Content in Regional Language
* Virtual Labs
* National Educational Technology Forum (NETF)
* Digitally Equipping Schools, Teachers and Students

* Graded Autonomy: Academic, Administrative & Financial
* Phasing out Affiliation System in 15 years
* National Mission on Mentoring
* Independent Board of Governors (BoG)
* Single Regulator for Higher Education (excluding Legal and Medical)
* On-line Self Disclosure based Transparent System for Approvals in place of 'Inspections'
* Common Norms for Public and Private HEIs
* Private Philanthropic Partnership
* Fee fixation within Board Regulatory Framework
* Public Investment in Education Sector to reach 6% of GDP at the earliest

Major Reforms: Higher Education

* 50% Gross Enrolment Ration by 2035
* Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education- Flexibility of Subjects
* Multiple Entry/Exit
* UG Programme - 3 or 4 years
* PG pgrogramme - 1 or 2 years
* Integrated 5 year bachelor's/Master's
* M Phil to be discontinued
* Credit Transfer and Academic Bank of Credits
* HEIs: Research Intensive/ Teaching Intensive Universities and Autonomous Degree Granting College
* Model Multidisciplinary Education and Research University (MERU)
* The present Education Policy was adopted in 1986 which have been continued till date that is for last 34 years
* The country got the education policy after 34 years
* The Union Cabinet, chaired by the PM himself, has approved the Draft of National Education Policy today morning.
* The Cabinet has also accepted the puposal of changing name of MHRD to Education Ministry.
* The vision of creating an education system that contributes directly to transforming the country, providing high-quality education to all, and making India a global knowledge superpower.

Evolution of Education Policy

* University Education Commissioin (1948-49)
* Secondary Education Commission (1952-53)
* Education Commissiion (1964-66) under Dr. D. S. Kothari
* National Policy on Education, 1968
* 42nd Constitutional Amendment, 1976- Education in Concurrent List
* National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986
* NPE 1986 Modified in 1992 (Programme of Action, 1992)
* T.S.R. Subramaniam Committee Report (May 27, 2016)
* Dr. K. Kasturirangan Committee Report (May 31, 2019)

 

30 July, 2020, 2:33 pm

CBSE Class 12th : Board Question Paper 2020 with Solution All Subjects

Mathematics

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29 July, 2020, 4:28 pm

CBSE Class 10th : Board Question Paper 2020 with Solution All Subjects

Central Board Of Secondary Education has successfully conducted the CBSE Class 10th Exam during 15th February 2020 to 20th March 2020. CBSE Class 10th Question Paper with Solution 2020 PDF is available here to download.

Mathematics

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28 July, 2020, 2:44 pm

ALLEN NEET 2020 : 50 TEST with SOLUTION

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22 July, 2020, 4:01 pm

JEE 2020 Update : IITs To Drop Class 12 Marks Criteria For Admissions This Year

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) have decided to relax admission criterion this year in view of partial cancellation of class 12 exams by various boards, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ''Nishank'' announced on Friday.

IITs have decided to relax admission criterion this year in view of partial cancellation of class 12 exams by various boards, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Friday. For admission to the IITs, JEE Advanced exam is held. Candidates who qualify the engineering entrance exam JEE Main and are ranked within the the top 2,50,000 rank holders are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam.

For admissions to IITs, apart from qualifying the JEE (Advanced), the eligibility was to secure either minimum score of 75 per cent marks in class 12 board exams or rank among the top 20 percentile in their qualifying examinations, he tweeted.

"Due to the partial cancellation of class XII exams by several Boards, Joint Admission Board (JAB) has decided to relax the eligibility criterion for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates this time. Qualified candidates who have passed class XII examinations will now be eligible for admissions irrespective of marks obtained," the minister said in a series of tweets.

The boards had to release the result on the basis of a new assessment scheme. The final results have been based on the average marks secured by the students in the papers for which the exam was held. Students who wish to improve their scores will be given a chance later, the boards have said.

The JEE Mains examination, which has been postponed twice, will now be held from September 1-6, while JEE Advanced, the entrance exam for IITs, is scheduled to be held on September 27.

 

18 July, 2020, 10:13 am

CBSE Class 10th Result 2020 : Dip in scores above 90%, 95% in CBSE class 10 Results

This year, 184,358 and 41,804 students from across the country scored above 90% and 95% respectively, fewer than last year when 225,143 and 57,256 students scored in the same range.

In contrast with this year’s class 12 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results, which saw a huge spike in the number of high-scorers, the class 10 results declared on Wednesday showed a dip in the percentage of students who scored above 90% overall and 95% marks. While the former fell by 18%, the latter number dipped by 26.98%.

This year, 184,358 and 41,804 students from across the country scored above 90% and 95% respectively, fewer than last year when 225,143 and 57,256 students scored in the same range. CBSE officials attributed this dip to the Covid-19 situation, saying it may have caused stress among students at the beginning of March while they were still appearing for their papers.

Principals of private schools said that while the marking pattern has been similar to previous years, students have reported scoring less than expected marks in mathematics. This year, the board had introduced the option of choosing a basic mathematics paper, which would be simpler than the standard math paper.

Madhulika Sen, principal, Tagore International School, said, “While teachers that the marking pattern wasn’t much different, one recent could be moderation. We will have to discuss and find out the exact reason. While mathematics and Hindi results weren’t as good as previous years, social sciences scores have seen a huge spike, where of 133 students, 107 students have scored above 90%. Generally, 40-45% of our students score above 90%. But this year, the number stands at 30%.”

Ashruti Singhal, a math teacher at Amity International School in Mayur Vihar, said, “While we had to convince parents to let students opt for the basic mathematics paper, there wasn’t much difference between that and the standard math paper. Students had expected it to be simpler. In our school, however, 48 students scored between 95 and 99% in math, and 13 got 100.”

“The students have scored around what we expected based on the marking pattern of previous years. However, some students said they expected to score higher in the basic mathematics paper,” said Tania Joshi, principal of The Indian School. Of 174 students, 13 scored more than 95% overall, and 49 scored above 90%.

Not everybody is, however, disappointed with the results. Sarita Batra, principal of Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya (RPVV) in Shalimar Bagh, said, “Our school has performed better than last year. While speaking to other schools, we found out that students have scored better in standard mathematics across multiple RPVV schools. Besides, class 10 students appeared for almost all exams. The average marking scheme implemented in class 12, where multiple papers weren’t conducted, might have increased the number of top scorers in those classes.”

“To assess students during a challenging situation like the pandemic cannot be easy. Students were stressed due to the Covid-19 situation and yet our school has done better than in previous years. Of 236 students who appeared for the exams this year, 119 scored above 90%,” said Dharmendra Goyal, principal, Ahlcon Public School.

 

16 July, 2020, 9:27 am