New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to deliver the inaugural address in a conference held today, August 7, related to the recently announced new National Education Policy 2020. The Prime Minister is addressing the conference ‘Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy’ organized in National Education Policy on proposals related to higher education. The conference is being jointly organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (renamed Ministry of Education) and University Grants Commission – UGC (renamed Higher Education Commission of India – HEIC). In this conference, Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Minister of State for Education Sanjay Dhotre and Chairman of the committee that formulated the National Education Policy. Kasturirangan was also present. Let us know the main points of the Prime Minister’s address on the proposals for higher education in the National Education Policy: –

Highlights of Prime Minister’s address

  • The Prime Minister congratulated the Education Minister, UGC and the members of the committee that formulated the National Education Policy, including the new education policy. He also welcomed all the Vice Chancellors.
  • NEP 2020 has been approved after three to four years of brainstorming on millions of suggestions.
  • There was no issue of partiality regarding NEP, which fulfills the desire of the people to change.
  • As for political will, I am fully with you
  • Every country goes ahead by combining its education policy with its national goals. The education system of the country should keep future ready for future generations. This thinking is the basis of national education policy. This is the policy framing the new Bharati. 
  • It fulfills the education policy which the youth of the country needs in the new century. 
  • Emphasis has been laid on empowering the citizens of India. Students will be able to play a constructive role in nation building as per the requirements of the new time.
  • The old education policy involved the youth in sheepskin. If youth do not have Passion and Philosophy and Purpose of Education in education, then the objective is not fulfilled. 
  • NEP resolves the questions raised about the old policy while making 2020. 
  • It was very important that India’s education change itself. 
  • It was necessary to bring school education to 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 instead of 10 + 2
  • It is better because the children have the same language of home and language of study. That’s why up to 5th grade
  • Children are allowed to study in their language, so that their foundation is strengthened. 
  • This education policy emphasizes ‘how to think’, whereas the old policy had a ‘what to think’ emphasis.
  • Every student should get an opportunity to complete his passion. Join your favorite course and leave if needed. Many times students are inconvenienced due to not being according to the course job. Keeping this in mind, the option of multiple entry and multiple exit has been given in the new policy. This will allow students to join the desired degree or course and leave the current course.
  • National education policy is going to play an important role in ending the gap in research and education.
  • Today is the demand of innovation. It is important that our institutions inspire it. For this, it is necessary to empower higher education institutions. This can be achieved by autonomy.The new policy promotes autonomy to give good quality education more freedom. 
  • As the National Education Policy is implemented, higher education institutions will get more autonomy.