National Education Policy 2020 (Snapshot)

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Regulatory Body in India

Ministry of Human Resource Development is the apex body of School Education & Higher Education in India. It has been renamed as the Ministry of Education.

Latest development in the education sector in India

The National Education Policy 2020 was announced by the Ministry of Education. It replaces the 34 year old National Policy on Education of 1986. The ministry has released a framework policy document for now, a copy of which is attached in the end.

Major changes brought about in School Education

Existing 10+2 Curricular and Pedagogical      Structure changed to 5+3+3+4.

  • Foundational (3 years of preschool + Grades 1-2), Preparatory (Grades 3- 5), Middle (Grades 6-8), and High school (Grades 9-12 in two phases, i.e. 9 and 10 in the first and 11 and 12 in the second) stages respectively, with an option of exiting at Class 10 and re-entering in the next phase.

  • No Rigid Separation between Arts & Sciences, between Curricular and extra-curricular activities, between Vocational and Academic streams

  • Vocational Education to start from Class 6 with Internships

  • Board Examination will be Low Stakes, Based on Knowledge Application

  • 360 degree Holistic Progress Card of Child

  • Every Child will come out of School adept in at least one Skill

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) to offer Common Entrance Exam for Admission to higher education institutions within India

Major changes brought about in Higher Education

  • Higher Education curriculum to have Flexibility of Subjects

  • Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education -Flexibility of Subjects

  • Multiple Entry / Exit