NEP-2020 is something that India was waiting for several decades-Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Dr. Jitendra Singh said National Education Policy 2020 is something that India was waiting for several decades. The biggest change was renaming the Ministry of Human Resource and Development to the Ministry of Education. Secondly, before NEP 2020 came in, we largely followed the education policy Macaulay formulated. “The biggest harm that has been done to the country by the education policy that we followed for 65 years is that we created a new genre of the population called educated unemployed”- He was Addressing the Inaugural Session of the 5- National Seminar on “Innovation in Education Through Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Model in Higher Education” at Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC), Delhi University.

NEP 2020 accommodates the aspirations of potential StartUps at various stages of their growth. The new avenues of StarUp initiatives should be determined based on the requirements of the Industry and the market dynamics to make them sustainable. We cannot move forward unless we correct some of the misconceptions at the bottom- line. This National Education Policy 2020 has given us a clue to realize where we were and to work on it accordingly. He said that earlier we didn’t even have a clue. The mismatch of education with livelihood will be sought to be corrected through this. “This is where the theme of the PPP model also comes in. Delinking it with the degree and linking it with sources of livelihood”, he added.

Dr. Jitendra Singh also said that one of the most beautiful provisions in the National Education Policy 2020 is the exit and entry provision. He said that you can have a combination of subjects and even alter them. “You are actually given the full potential to your aptitude, capacity and also to the opportunities. In the earlier policy, every passing year made you more and more captive just like you have entry-exit provision for students, you could have that for the teachers as well”

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