NEP explained in 5 mins
Updated: Sep 14, 2021
What is National Education Policy 2020?
How is it going to help us?
Is it profitable for schools?
How can schools adapt to it?
How much time will it take to fully adapt to the NEP?
I am sure you have come across lots of messages and doubts roaming around on WhatsApp. If you’re confused by those messages, you’ve come to the right place!
NEP is the National Education Policy which was given nod on 29th July 2020, looks forward to a clear and most efficient education system of India.
I know it was months ago, but why not a small revision?
There have been some steps already taken towards the implementation of NEP.
NEP is a huge improvement to the education system. If you, as an educator, play your cards right, you’ll make the most of this policy!
Here is everything you should know and remember!
Major Change in the structure
“Your Kid is in 10th standard, right? He must be STUDYING continuously! He should, SUCH AN IMPORTANT YEAR!”
You have come across these for years. But with NEP coming in, instead of 10+2, there will be a 5+3+3+4 education system. This means 12 years of schooling.
Through this education policy, the government is encouraging students to take classes in their native language.
“My kid has to study so many subjects for the boards, the schools have added theirs in the internals.”
No need to worry from now, students will get to choose the subjects from the offered list of subjects to give the board exams.
How to make students understand the practical importance of the subjects?
This policy looks forward to more practical knowledge than theoretical knowledge. From 6th standard, they will get hands-on practice of the industry.
With this policy, Bachelor’s degree programmes will be of 4 years instead of 3. These programmes will also look forward to Research in a particular field.
There would be a credit-based framework which will help the college dropouts to continue their education from where they had stopped. Their credit points will be saved which will help them continue their education and not restart it.
The National Education Policy in India envisions the establishment of National Research Foundation, which will help grow a research-based environment in the universities which lag in research
Not a difference between Streams
“Science is great than the Arts. I have told my son to go to Science and do engineering .”
Thanks to this policy, the different streams like science, arts and commerce won't be there in future. Students can choose their subjects from the ones offered.
This is best because students get a choice to choose subjects which they feel studying. There won't be forceful pressure on the students.
Colleges will have financial autonomy but…
‘’Do you know how much it costs to become a doctor?
Colleges charge like it’s a trip to heaven.
Does it even cost that much?”
THE EVER EXISTING QUESTION IN THE MINDS OF PARENTS.
And we know it is difficult to answer them. From now, colleges will have autonomy but welcome the RESTRICTIONS too!
The government will have a tap on your fees and some more important things that will avoid you from charging high yet help you fulfil all the requirements.
Encouragement to learning more languages-
NOW STUDENTS WON’T BE FORCED TO LEARN ENGLISH ONLY.
With this policy, the Government is encouraging students to learn new languages.
Not just foreign languages like Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French or Portuguese but Indian languages like Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Odi, Pali.
It is believed that at an early age students can learn many languages. Hence, the government is trying to push the importance of learning languages.
Stricter about proper education
The Government with this educational policy is focusing more on the credibility of education in India.
“The college in our area is selling degrees!”
You have surely come across such people. Just imagine if you know at least three people who have fake degrees, then imagine the total number of people in India.
Are you tense now?
With this National Education Policy, the government will take serious actions against such institutions. It states by 2030, only educationally sound, multidisciplinary, and integrated teacher education programmes shall be in force.
All the stand-alone teacher education institutes (TEI’s) will be converted to multidisciplinary institutes where they will have a 4 year integrated teacher training programme.
More things apart from these the policy include INCREASE IN FOREIGN INVESTMENTS and PROMOTION OF INDIAN LANGUAGES, ARTS AND CULTURE.
Local artists and local art
“Do you know all the arts that are existing in India?”
The NEP-2020 is bringing in an opportunity to learn about the various art forms existing in India, by introducing it in the curriculum, thus helping the local art forms to exist and create a business out of it.
How much time will it take to fully adapt to the NEP?
It will take some time to fully adapt everything from the policy. But the implementations will take place from the upcoming years and slowly but steadily everything mentioned in the policy will be implemented.
The National Education Policy, 2020 can be said as a game-changer in the education system of India. But this will take time and will be effective only when decided and implemented to its fullest.
All you will have to do would be to keep it an eye on the upcoming changes and decisions of the government in terms of National Education policy.
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