Ministry of HRD has been renamed as Ministry of Education | Cabinet Approves NEP


Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Ramesh Pokhariyal ‘Nishank’ has said that National Education Policy 2020 will bring transformational reforms in school and higher education systems in the country. Speaking at a media briefing in New Delhi today after Cabinet
gave its approval to the New Education Policy 2020 earlier today, the HRD Minister said that the NEP was drawn up after the largest consultation and discussion process of its kind in the country. The Union Minister added that 2.25 lakh suggestions received after the draft were placed in the public domain for consultations.

Expressing his gratitude to the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the Cabinet for granting approval to the National Education Policy 2020, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said that with the implementation of this policy India, will emerge as a great knowledge centre and education destination in the world. NEP reforms after 34 years in India.

Key Points of New Education Policy 2020:

  1. Replacing 10+2 system, which will be divided into 5+3+3+4 format
  2. 6% of GDP to Education
  3. There is no rigid separation between Science and Arts stream
  4. Every child will come out of school adept in at least one skill.
  5. MHRD renamed as Ministry of Education
  6. National Educational Technology Forum
  7. Common Entrance exam for all higher education
  8. AI based assessment
  9. Coding skill from Class 6th
  10. E-courses in regional language
  11. Test knowledge application
  12. New national Assessment centre PARAKH.
  13. Multiple Entry and Exit system – 1 year: Certificate, 2 years: Diploma, 3 years for people who want to join jobs and 4 years UG for students who want to go for research
  14. LokVidya- Study of traditional knowledge from a local instructor

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