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Centre Contemplating On Bringing Education System Online

The Central government is contemplating to take the whole education system online. The decision is expected to reduce the burden of colleges, universities, and higher education institutions to hold physical classes for students.

The New Education Policy 2020 released on 29th July has brought several changes in the education system. The emphasis of the education policy has been a multi-disciplinary approach. The education policy aimed at not just providing quality education to students but also providing them industry-relevant education. The NEP 2020 also emphasized on making “India a global knowledge superpower”.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic schools, colleges, universities and higher education institutions have been shut across the country since March 2020. Online mode of education was the only solution available. Taking the online mode of education as an opportunity to innovate and improve the education system, the NEP has thrown light on its use. It has encouraged educational institutions to develop a better e-learning system.

IITs And IIMs To Be A Part Online Education System

Also, the Central government is contemplating to take the whole education system online. The decision is expected to reduce the burden of colleges, universities, and higher education institutions to hold physical classes for students. The center is also planning to make eminent educational institutions like that of IITs and IIMs as a part of the online education system.

As per the sources, PMO and Niti Ayog has asked for a suggestion from the University Grants Commission (UGC) and AICTE on the matter of bringing the online system of education.

As part of the plan, the government has constituted a panel for this purpose. The panel is being led by AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and Dr. MP Poonia, who is the Vice-Chairman of the UGC, to prepare a blueprint in this regard.

Recently, in a letter to the Vice-chancellors and the directors of Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe has urged the institutions to make India “self-reliant”. He has also asked them to contribute to the national mission towards becoming ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’.

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