The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry.
NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in higher education including vocational education from 26.3% (2018) to 50% by 2035. 3.5 Crore new seats will be added to Higher education institutions.
Several major changes have been made in the new Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, to allow top foreign universities to set up campuses in India, students to get vocational education and a direction towards institutions etc. read the complete article for details. The formal announcement was made jointly by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Ninshak. With the announcement of the new Education Policy 2020, the HRD Ministry has been renamed as ‘Ministry of Education’. According to the New Education Policy, the HRD ministry will now be called the Ministry of Education.
NEP (National Education Policy) 2020 Highlights
Under National Education Policy (NEP), the following changes are made in higher education-
Multiple entry and exit options in higher education
Multiple entry and exit options will now be offered in higher education.
MPhil Exemption in 5 years course
Those doing a five-year integrated course are exempted to do an MPhil. All the courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level will now be interdisciplinary.
Autonomy based on the accreditation of colleges
Autonomy will now be given on the basis of accreditation of colleges.
National Mission for Mentoring
A national mission will be run for mentoring.