The New Education Policy 2020 is the greatest decision made in India after 34 years of the most awaited, debated, and demanding change has finally occurred. This policy was the wish of many students who have been fed up with the ongoing simple education system.
It was important, as for 34 years there were no changes in the education policy. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “Cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to New Education policy 2020 for the 21st century. Also, the cabinet has approved a proposal to rename the Ministry of Human Resource Development as the Ministry of Education.
The education policy 2020 of India is now get approved. So, Congratulations ! to the Upcoming generations, as you all are very lucky, so be happy with this kind of education system that we were expecting in our time but finally, you all have got this policy so enjoy, study hard and make your future bright.
You all are very lucky that you will not have to face the boring ways of rote learning and the grades-orientated, talent-crushing education system. So, Learn-E5 welcomes you all to this new era of the education system.
Finally, learning will be fun and also it will get implemented soon. Now, what are policies which are approved in New Education policy 2020?
Here are the highlights of India’s New Education Policy 2020:
Let see what are the changes in the new education policy 2020 for schools –
~ 5+3+3+4 format adopted: Gone are the days where 10+2 was considered the basic format of the education system. Now, it’s changed to 5+3+3+4. These will include the foundation stage, sub-middle stage, middle stage, and Last stage.
>> The foundation stage will include the 3 years of pre-primary and 2 years of class 1 and 2. At this stage, students will be taught through different activities and games about the basics of education, resulting in decreasing the burden of books on the children’s shoulders and also building the practical approach towards anything…. Its curriculum would be made by NCERT.
>> The sub-middle stage(class 3-5) will include the introduction of science, social science, mathematics, humanities etc. To the students.
>>The middle stage(class 5–8) will have the destined syllabus prepared by the NCERT.
>>The last stage(9–12) will include specializing students in a particular subject by increasing their analytical skills in that very particular subject. Also, students will be encouraged to focus on only one thing at a time, eventually increasing their concentration towards their goals.
~ Division of streams on the basis of marks would be dissolved: Now an art student will be able to study physics if he wishes for. And if an accounts student wants to study history, then he will be able to do so. It’s a possibility that subject pools would be made under which the collection of some subjects from all streams would be put on !.
~ Medium of communication till class 5 would be in regional language and mother tongue: The onus of being a fluent English speaking lad would be left aside as the government has decided to teach students in 2–3(subject to change, still confirmation has not come) languages i.e, your mother tongue or in English, the option would be given. The promotion of regional languages and Hindi would be done on those levels.
~ Students will learn to code: The art of making and designing the software, mobile applications would be taught through computer coding courses from class 6.
~ Internship courses would be available from class 6: As I already said, specialization in a particular field will be given more importance over conventional knowledge. The students from class 6 to above will be able to do internship courses. Viz. If the student is interested in singing, then he/she could go to a singer, and get an internship over there, with proper documentation related to his/her academic performance !.
Board exams’ focus would be on the comprehensive, practical, and analytical knowledge of the students instead of the spoon-fed answers. Rote learning would be ridiculed.
Report cards would be prepared on the basis of the 360-degree assessment of the students. In this, the subject teachers, the student’s classmates, and the student himself/herself would assess themselves on the basis of marks.
Now let see what are new education policy 2020 for college students
~ Common Aptitude test would be introduced: In this, those students who have not been able to secure good marks in the JEE(predominantly), will be able to get admission in different colleges through this exam.
~ Every year counts: In the old days, the students were not able to get any quiddity from their single-year performance in colleges, which means it was a bottom line that you have to study for 4 years to get your degree, but under the new NEP, every year will have its own importance. If you study for 1 year and leave the college, you will get a certificate, for 2 years and leave the college, you will get a diploma, and if you study for 3 years, then you will get a degree of bachelors(which would be most probably of B. Sc.).
~ Your projects will be counted: A research certificate with the bachelor’s degree would be given to the students after the completion of 4 years course, which will ultimately help in giving more importance to the projects which students have made during their college life!.
In this way, the new education policy was made with the collective ideas and suggestions of many people of the nation. Also, the MHRD’s name has now been changed to the education ministry. The New Education policy 2020 has the aim of achieving a 100% literacy rate in India by 2030. Also, now the education budget will account for nearly 6% of the GDP.
So, this is truly an amazingly flexible, progressive, and visionary education system. This will help children choose the right career for themselves and start early to pursue their dreams and gear up for a better and bright future.
Now students can catch their dreams not with burdened wings but with elevated flights. This New Education policy 2020 will surely change the destiny of millions of students and eventually the future of our country as Youth are the future of the nation.
” Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
– Jole Wooder