Experts’ Take on NEP 2020

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By Education Today

Posted on January 14, 2020


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The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was released on July 30, 2020, replacing the National Policy on Education, 1986. While the government claims the New NEP brings in ambitious changes that could transform the education system, some experts have raised questions and concerns over the policy’s lackadaisical attitude towards a matter as important as education.

Revolving around this contextual account, the third edition of Education Today brings forward the thought process from different verticals of the education sector spanning from policymakers to Edu-preneures to technology providers to academicians to students expressing their views on NEP’20.

In the coming pages;

Dr N T Rao, Vice Chancellor, MIT World Peace University, Pune discusses how the COVID pandemic and NEP, although arrived coincidentally around the same time, have changed in their own ways the dynamics of India’s entire education sector

Mr Salih Kottappalli, President, Student Islamic Organisation, Kerala delineates the notions put forth by the new NEP, and the political and cultural threats that lie in the policy line.

Mr M M Shaji, Secretary, ABVP Kerala sees the new national education policy as a great step forward in the field of education.

Dr Bijaya Kumar SahooFounder & Mentor SAI International Education Group, Adviser & Working President, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya, Govt. of Odisha illustrates challenges in implementing the highly comprehensive NEP 2020 and methods are being adopted to overcome.

Mr Arpan Johari and Mr Hemant Diyalani from AW Design explain how the National Education Policy 2020 looks at empowering students through better teacher training, bringing quality education to all, reforming the syllabus and its delivery, identifying importance of vernacular languages and vocational skills.

Renowned Education and Career consultant Dr T P  Sethumadhavan envisages implementation of National education policy 2020 will take off during 2021 which will create substantial changes in school and higher education system.

Ms Ajanta Dube, Co-founder, The Design Charrette says that the NEP is definitely a revolutionary change which is the first step towards the long-needed transformation in the Indian education system. But several key points are not backed by apposite execution strategies.

The National Education Policy 2020 remains a game-changer on many grounds. However, there is a need to address a few gaps on which the policy remains unclear, says Dr Reeta, Director – Early Childhood Education, Ampersand Group