PM Modi to address event on July 29 to mark one year of new NEP – Times of India

By | July 26, 2021

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on July 29 on completion of one year of the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday.

“The NEP, 2020 is a guiding philosophy for changing the learning landscape, making education holistic and for building strong foundations for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. On 29th July, on the completion of 1 year of reforms under the NEP, PM Shri @narendramodi will address the nation,” he tweeted.


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According to sources, the Prime Minister is likely to talk about the progress made so far on implementation of the policy and will also share a roadmap for projects in the pipeline and their timelines.

The ministry of education has written to the States requesting the presence of the officials in the virtual conference to be addressed by Modi. According to the letter to the chief secretaries of the states, the ministry on July 23 informed the states and heads of institutions that the MoE “is going to launch some of the important initiatives such as setting up of Academic Bank of Credit; multiple entry/ exit in institutions of eminence (IoEs); first year teaching of technical courses in regional languages; Vidya Prakash – School preparation module; Indian sign language as a subject; NISHTHA 2.0; structured assessment for analysing learning levels (SAFAL); artificial intelligence website for public awareness; National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) etc…”

The ministry is also planning to organise eight theme-based webinars on use of technology in education, multidisciplinary and holistic education, equity and inclusion, Indian knowledge system, languages, arts and culture, among others. The programme will be launched by Modi and would address the dignitaries.

The NEP 2020 approved by the union cabinet last year at a meeting presided by Modi replaced the National Policy on Education framed in 1986. It is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.

When Pradhan took over as the education minister earlier this month, he had said his focus will be on achieving the objectives of the new NEP in a time-bound manner.

Choice between three or four year undergraduate courses, multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, adding 3.5 crore seats in higher education institutions, which will now have a single regulator, discontinuation of MPhil programmes and fixation of fees are among the higher education reforms outlined in the new NEP.

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