National Education Policy 2020 Transformative Road Map for Higher Education System

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Dr. Alpana Saxena


National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) lays out a roadmap for 2040, as well as a strategy for improving school and higher education in India. This was not submitted to Parliament or accepted by it. Since education is a concurrent topic under the Constitution, its operation would be mostly dependent on state governments. The history of previous national education initiatives (1968 and 1986) shows that adoption and collaboration in a federal system is a dynamic mechanism that can take up to two decades.

India's education problem persists more than 70 years since independence. It has risen in size with the passing of time and now stares us down. Without any study of why something went wrong or a diagnosis of what ails schooling in India, the NEP knows the signs of the ailment and leaps to conclusive prescriptions. This failure is due to its narrow emphasis on education, which lacks or abstracts from the fiscal, social, and political backgrounds that have affected outcomes.

The other constraint is equally essential. The NEP is very straightforward about the end goal, but it is quiet about the journey. The topic of how we'd get there isn't addressed. The anticipated transition will not occur until more equitable socio-economic conditions in terms of access to education are created, the culture of educational institutions, regulators, and governments is changed, and political intrusions in every field of education are eliminated. This is a far-off fantasy. The complexities of higher education as well as the main highlights of the New National Education Policy were addressed in this article.

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