Implementing NEP Top Agenda for New Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has chalked out his plans to what he claims to be “revolutionizing” the Indian education system. On the second day of taking charge, the minister said that implementing National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 was the top-most agenda of the ministry. The minister has said to have identified concerning 181 key focus areas from the NEP which will be implemented on priority.
NEP suggests a complete overhaul of the education system. Among things that are yet to have a designated implementation timeline are an choice of flexible entry, exit choices in colleges, coding classes from Class 6 onwards, teaching in the mother tongue, setting up Academic Bank of Credit among others.
Having held the Ministry of Skill and Development earlier and now too holding a dual charge, Pradhan is to move beyond the confines of mainstream education. “Youth in India has three groupings — Anganwadi, formal education, and skill capable. We have to work on these groups,” Pradhan said while addressing the media.