NEP aims to remove past anomalies: Union Minister

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said that the twin objective of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is to remove past anomalies and introduce contemporary provisions keeping in mind the current global trends. He was addressing the teachers of Cluster University here at an interactive educational program on NEP-2020 organized as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”.

Singh emphasized that the demographics of education have changed sector-wise, gender-wise and profile-wise, which can be gauged from the fact that there is now more representation of women in civil services and people from other sectors in various examinations. Topping in, which was previously the privilege of only a few sectors.

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He stressed that the responsibility of academicians today is not to confer a degree, but to teach to make living easier, which can happen only if the youth make a sustainable start-of-living for themselves instead of damaging government jobs. Be able to find the source. , The Union Minister of State for Personnel said that the biggest discrepancy in the previous education policy was the nomenclature and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) itself was a misnomer, which was wrong in itself, which had other meanings.

He further added that India has now become a part of the global world and is being recognized as “Jagat Guru”, education standards should be in keeping with the global standards, if it is to compete and excel at the global level. is, as per a statement issued. Ministry of Personnel.

Singh said that one of the new provisions of NEP-2020 should be nurtured in the form of multiple entry and exit options as this academic flexibility has a positive impact on the students with respect to availing different career opportunities at different times. Will have. , depending on their intrinsic inclination and inherent aptitude.

He also added that in future, there may be an entry and exit option for teachers as well, giving them opportunities for flexibility and upgradation in careers as is done in some western countries like the United States of America. Stating that one of the objectives of the NEP-2020 is to separate degrees from education, Singh said that linking degrees with education has had a huge impact on the country’s education system and society as well.

“One result of this has been the increasing number of educated unemployed,” he said. The Minister said that technological intervention in education is a boon for the students of this generation and emphasized that teachers should also be able to keep pace. Along with the students, who are progressing very fast due to access to information, avenues, means and talents.

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He said that when the society has become gender neutral and language neutral, it will now have to become teacher-pupil neutral so that India’s education system can be made a bilateral phenomenon. Singh said that apart from the education of the students, the education of teachers, parents and elders is equally important as the challenge is not only optimal education but also to prevent “dis-education”, which is never discussed.

During the interaction, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Jammu and Kashmir said that education and ideas are at the heart of achievement, and a society full of ideas, full of vision is ultimately going to progress and lead others. Professor Bechan Lal, Vice Chancellor, Cluster University, Jammu in his welcome address said that NEP-2020 has been widely accepted and appreciated for its constructive provisions.

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