Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch multiple key initiatives in the education sector today to mark the first anniversary of the National Education Policy, NEP 2020.
Mr Modi will also address policy makers in the domain of education and skill development, students and teachers across the country through video conferencing to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020.
Mr Modi will launch the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education, 1st Year Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education.
The initiatives to be launched also include Vidya Pravesh, a three month play based school preparation module for Grade 1 students, Indian Sign Language as a Subject at secondary level and NISHTHA 2.0 which is an integrated programme of teacher training designed by National Council of Educational Research and Training- NCERT.
Besides, Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels- SAFAL, a competency based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools and a website dedicated to Artificial Intelligence will also be launched. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also be present on the occasion. More from our correspondent.
During the event, National Digital Education Architecture NDEAR and National Education Technology Forum NETF will also be launched. These initiatives will mark a significant step towards realization of the goals of National Education Policy, 2020 and will make the education sector more vibrant and accessible.The NEP, 2020 is the guiding philosophy for changing the learning landscape, making education holistic and for building strong foundations for an Atmanirbhar Bharat..
This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education NPE 1986. Built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st century needs.
The NEP, 2020 also aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student.