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PM Narendra Modi To Deliver Inaugural Address On NEP 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be delivering an inaugural address through video conferencing in this conclave. This is going to be the first time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak on the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020 which was released on 29th July 2020.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) are together organizing “Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy, 2020”. The conclave will be held through virtual mode on 7th August 2020 between 10 AM to 4 PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be delivering an inaugural address through video conferencing in this conclave. This is going to be the first time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak on the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020 which was released on 29th July 2020.

Educational Reforms Under NEP 2020

The Conclave is expected to have several sessions on various aspects of education highlighted under the New Education Policy 2020. The NEP 2020 approved by Union Cabinet has suggested various changes in the Indian education system. These changes range from reducing school curriculum to the introduction of Coding for Class 6th students, multidisciplinary system of education to making Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) the apex higher education regulatory body, discontinuation of M.Phil to making teachers education necessary.

Further Nation Education Policy aims to create an education system that is focused at making youth job-ready by providing them industry-relevant education, increase youth employability, provide high-quality education for all students. And all together transform India into a global knowledge superpower.

Also, The NEP 2020 aims to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in the higher education sector by up to 50% by 2035. It includes vocational education from 26.3% in 2018 to 50% by 2035. Under this new education policy, the aim is to increase the number of seats in higher educational institutions to 3.5 Crore.

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