Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the implementation of the National Policy on Education (NEP) , 2020.
During this, Modi emphasized on the hybrid model of education to protect school students from excessive exposure to technology.
He said that for this a hybrid system of online and offline teaching should be developed.
During the meeting, he was also apprised about the progress of the National Curriculum Framework being prepared under the National Steering Committee.
Who was present in the review meeting of National Education Policy?
Dharmendra Pradhan , Minister of Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
Minister of State in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Chandrashekhar
Minister of State for Education and External Affairs, Shri Rajkumar Ranjan Singh,
Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Chairman of University School Grants Commission , Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) , Chairman of National Council of Vocational Education and Training (NCVET), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) ) Director of.
2,774 Innovation Centers set up to boost startup ecosystem and innovation
According to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office, “It was informed during this meeting that the process of setting up 2,774 Innovation Centers in higher educational institutions in 28 states is underway to promote the startup ecosystem and innovation in the country.”
Apart from this, the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA) associated with NEP was launched in December last year to promote the culture of research and startup in the country.
Database of Anganwadi centers should be integrated with schools
Modi said, “The database of Anganwadi centers should be seamlessly integrated with the records of schools as children move from Anganwadi to schools. Regular health check-ups and screening of children should be done with the help of technology in schools. ”
He said that emphasis should be laid on the use of indigenously developed toys to develop the conceptual skills in the students.
Emphasis on multilingualism in education and testing
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, “The emphasis is on multilingualism in education and testing to ensure that lack of knowledge of English does not hinder any student’s attainment of education.”
It was further informed that with this objective in mind, the states are publishing bilingual or trilingual textbooks at the basic level and the material has been made available in 33 Indian languages on the Digital Infrastructure for School Education (DIKSHA) platform.
Modi said that the guidelines designed to provide multiple entry and exit options to higher educational institutions and to make academic material available on the DigiLocker platform, make it possible for students to study at their own convenience, to pursue education anytime in life. Has happened.
He informed that the UGC is revising the existing “Curriculum Framework and Credit System for Undergraduate Programs” in sync with the National Higher Education Qualification Program (NHEQF).