• 'Multidisciplinary education central to lead India into 21st century'
    Chennai, October 31 (IANS): Multidisciplinary education will be the central and crucial point to lead India into the 21st century and the fourth industrial revolution, said K. Kasturirangan, Chairman, Drafting Committee, National Education Policy 2020. Kasturirangan, the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is currently serving as the Chancellor of the Central University of Rajasthan, and as the Chairperson of NIIT University. He was speaking at the virtu
  • ‘NEP will take Nagaland on fast track of progress’
    Kohima, September 28 (MExN): “National Education Policy (NEP) will take Nagaland on the fast track of progress because it will force a revamp of the education infrastructure in a very comprehensive manner.” This was the thrust of deliberations at the webinar on ‘Impact of New Education Policy on Nagaland’ organized by Press Information Bureau (PIB), Kohima and Field Outreach Bureau, Kohima on September 28. Integration of anganwadis with early learning
  • 'New Education Policy will bring rise in demand for tailored courses'
    New Delhi, September 21 (IANSlife): The New Education Policy (NEP) has infused a new wave of optimism with the vision of strengthening the education system, branching out into varied dimensions of skill-based learning to empower the Indian youth with the new age dynamism. The policy has arrived at the most appropriate time, when India is all geared up to redefine itself as "Atmanirbhar Bharat". The newly envisaged framework aims to provide a holistic development for the le
  • NEP focuses on learning instead of studying: PM Modi
    New Delhi, September 7 (PTI): The new National Education Policy policy focuses on learning instead of studying and goes beyond curriculum to focus on critical thinking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday asserting that it is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders to implement the policy in letter and spirit. In the NEP, first since 1986, the pressure on students for taking specific streams have been removed, he said. "Our youth will now be able to learn acc
  • India will double Gross Enrolment Ratio in 10 years: Javadekar
    New Delhi, September 5 (IANS): Terming the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as a revolutionary reform of the 21st century, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday expressed confidence that India would double the Gross Enrolment Ratio within the next 10 years from about 25 per cent at present. Wider geographical spread of higher education institutions, especially covering rural areas, and increased demand would be the critical factors that will help improve the Gross Enrolme
  • NEP has potential to fulfil PM's dream of self-reliant India: Nishank
    New Delhi, August 23 (IANS): The new National Education Policy (NEP) is among the most important measures the BJP government has implemented during its tenure, and found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on India's 74th Independence Day as an important step to strengthen research and innovation in the country to help it progress in a competitive world, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said. Speaking to IANS, Pokhriyal
  • No more MHRD, now it’s Ministry of Education 
    New Delhi, August 17 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday gave assent to the change in name of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) as Ministry of Education, an official notification said. The name change was among the key recommendations of the draft new National Education Policy (NEP), which was also cleared by the Union Cabinet last month. A gazette notification published on Monday night said the President had given his nod to changing the name of HRD ministry
  • New education policy is foundation of New India: PM
    New Delhi, August 7 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the new National Education Policy (NEP) focusses on 'how to think', while the education system till now in the country emphasised on 'what to think'. Referring to the policy as foundation of 'new India', the prime minister asked all stakeholders to focus on implementation of reforms laid down in the new policy. "NEP has given rise to a healthy debate and the more we discuss and deb
  • 80 percent nod in favour of education in regional languages
    New Delhi, August 2 (IANSlife) The new National Education Policy (NEP) announced by the central government last week has introduced major reforms in Indian education at all levels. For languages, it lays emphasis on learning in the mother tongue or regional language as the medium of instruction till Grade 5, to promote multilingualism. The NEP has also given a list of foreign language electives students can take from the secondary school level. "Wherever possible, the medium of
  • New education policy aimed at making 'job creators': PM Modi
    New Delhi, August 1 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the new education policy announced by the government emphasises on making 'job creators' instead of 'job seekers' and is an attempt to transform the intent and the content of the country's education system. Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, he said the National Education Policy-2020 facilitates inter-disciplinary study which will ensure that the focus is on what the student
  • Educators across India laud National Education Policy 2020
    New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Educators across the country have lauded the National Education Policy (NEP) approved by the Union Cabinet for introducing many reformations in the Indian education system after 34 years. Starting with the renaming of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development as the Ministry of Education, the new policy approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday envisions to offer a new structure to the education system in the country. The NEP 2020 proposes the revi
  • New education policy a game-changer for India: Kasturirangan
    Bengaluru, Jul 30 (IANS): Terming the Union Cabinet's approval of the New Education Policy as historic, its draft committee chairman Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan on Thursday said it (policy) would be a game-changer for India over the next 20 years. "It is a significant milestone for education in India from school to college. The policy gives hope for a bright future, as it aims to build quality human resources to sustain the country's socio-economic growth and development