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New education policy aims at changing ‘intent’ and ‘content’ of education system: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the brand new education policy introduced by the federal government emphasises on making ‘job creators’ as an alternative of ‘job seekers’ and is an try to remodel the intent and the content material of the nation’s education system.

Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, he said the National Education Policy-2020 facilitates inter-disciplinary research which can be certain that the main target is on what the scholars wish to be taught.

“It is not just a policy document but a reflection of the aspirations of over 130 crore people. A large section of students feel they are judged on the basis of subjects in which they have no interest… often there is pressure from friends and families and they start studying a particular subject without interest,” Modi said.

“This approach has contributed to a population which is literate but what it has studied is of no use to it… despite having a pile of degrees, individuals feel incomplete and lack confidence which affects their whole life. The new education policy is an attempt to change this approach and bring systematic reforms in the education system by reforming the intent and content,” he added.

The prime minister said that the brand new NEP has been framed conserving in thoughts the aspirations of the youth of 21st century of our nation.

“The 21st century is the era of knowledge. This is the time for increased focus on learning, research, innovation. This is exactly what India’s National Education Policy, 2020 does. We are focussing on the quality of education in India. Our attempts have been to make our education system the most advance and modern for students of our country.

“The policy is about the spirit which reflects that we are shifting from the burden of the school bag, which does not last beyond school, to the boon of learning which helps for life, from simply memorising to critical thinking. The role of the youth is very important in achieving the goal of ‘ease of living’ to give a better life to the poor,” he said, whereas addressing college students. The NEP permitted by the Union Cabinet earlier this week replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is aimed at paving the way in which for transformational reforms in class and greater education techniques to make India a worldwide data superpower.

Teaching as much as class 5 in mom tongue or regional language, reducing the stakes of board exams, a single regulator for greater education establishments apart from regulation and medical faculties and frequent entrance assessments for universities are half of the sweeping reforms within the NEP.

Replacing the 10+2 construction of faculty curricula with a 5+3+3+four construction similar to age teams 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years respectively, scrapping M.Phil programmes and implementing frequent norms for private and public greater education establishments are amongst different salient features of the brand new policy.

“Languages of India will progress and develop further due to the changes brought in the education policy. This will not only promote knowledge and learning in the country, but will also strengthen its unity,” the prime minister said.

Hackathon is a continuous digital product improvement competitors organised by the HRD Ministry, the place issues are posed to expertise college students to counsel progressive features. “Smart India Hackathon is an initiative to identify new and disruptive digital technology innovations for solving the challenges faced by our country. This year, we will have more than 10,000 students competing to solve 243 problem statements from 37 central government departments, 17 state governments and 20 industries,” a senior HRD Ministry official said.

Each downside assertion carries a prize cash of Rs 1 lakh besides the coed innovation theme which could have three winners, 1st, 2nd and third, with prize cash of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 75,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively, he added.

This is the fourth version of the hackathon organised by HRD Ministry.

“As outcome of Smart India Hackathons till date, around 331 prototypes have been developed, 71 start-ups are under formation, 19 start-ups are successfully registered. Further, 39 solutions have already been deployed at various departments, and around 64 potential solutions have been funded for further development,” the official said.

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