Outreach Program on NEP

Government To Launch Outreach Program On NEP

The Union government aims to launch an outreach program on the Nation Education Policy (NEP). The main objective of this outreach program will be to create awareness of the structural reforms and the benefits of the NEP 2020.

The Union government aims to launch an outreach program on the Nation Education Policy. The outreach program will be two months long. The main objective of this outreach program will be to create awareness of the structural reforms and the benefits of the National Education Policy 2020 among all the stakeholders, including the state and higher education institutions across the nation.

The motive behind this outreach program is to eliminate the confusion about the benefits that will be derived from the NEP 2020 also to curb any criticism against NEP. This decision was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the authorities to develop a master plan and specific roadmap, also mobilize the resources for proper implementation of the NEP. The whole implementation of the policy will be done in phases.  

State units of the Press Information Bureau (PIB) are expected to conduct webinars and talks wherever possible in capital cities. Central institutes and universities are likely to be made nodal centers for outreach programs in colleges and universities. In these colleges and universities academics, experts and education authorities will speak about the NEP and the main purpose behind the reforms in the education system of India.

A government official conferred “Wherever possible education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will also speak at those outreach symposiums… The higher education department believes central institutions and state universities may be approached for conducting e-seminars and awareness drives. It is better to have a decentralized approach for NEP”.

V.K. Tewari, director of IIT Kharagpur conferred on a social media post “presented my thoughts towards aligning our R&D with industrial requirements and the needs of independent professionals, supported by the National Research Foundation… Another key area that has been addressed in the #NEP2020 which caught my interest and I have discussed in this webinar is the inclusion of interdisciplinary studies, including fine arts.”

The National Education Policy was released on 29th July 2020. The policy brought major reforms in the education sector. The National Education Policy has been widely accepted by many states. But some states such as Tamil Nadu believe that the instructions regarding ‘language’ mentioned in the NEP need more clarification.

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