The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has recently announced about how the new policies and plans also termed as the National Education Policy 2020 in Higher Education, or NEP, in short, allows quality, and vibrant education to become an easily fulfilled need, ultimately making the entire academic structure equal for all. Higher education is a key aspect of the skills and experience that a student or graduate is prepared with to face the professional world, making creativity, innovation, logical thinking, and other qualities a standard for educational institutions across the country.
He has also mentioned his hopes about this upgrade in the education system is likely to bring about a change upon practical use and reestablish the pride and honour similar to the times of Nalanda and Takshashila. However, the more keep aspect of his announcement has been the desirable digital integration into courses, examinations, and data storage, increasing efficiency in terms of management and administration. This would also imply a variety of ripple effects on logistics, teaching, parents, and most importantly as the students to grasp, and practice the new methods of academics which may or may not end up having a positive effect on their education. The new policies would also involve technical skills and knowledge, along with vocational training, practical syllabus, and a heavy focus of the professional practice of industry-specific techniques, making education a much more job-oriented affair.
The present union education minister of India Ramesh Pokhriyal has also pointed out how this policy would shift the power of education from a central point to a variety of new stakeholders. This will hopefully make the country’s education system stronger and smoother, especially due to the increasing impact of teachers and heads of organizations who must have an active interest in executing the policy in their institutions. The education minister has repeatedly pointed out that the success of NEP depends completely on whether the obstacles during the changing period and the effectiveness of the education system depend substantially on the stakeholders of the policy if students cannot keep up, or parents are too complacent, even if college authorities are reluctant about the implementation of the policy, then NEP for Higher Education will not have the desired effect across the country.
The conference that involved the president, union ministers, other chancellors and vice-chancellors from the state, national, and other universities such as IIT and NIT plus other institutions have all participated in the conference to come to draw a conclusion about this policy and to decide the period of implementation. With this policy successfully in place, it would be a reform in the education system and sector after the last National Policy on Education which was previously decided in 1986.