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Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia said despite the proposal, the emphasis will still be on year-end exams and termed some reforms in the NEP as 'wishful thinking'.
Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, Modi emphasised that the new policy will lead to more job creators, not seekers.
The new National Education Policy should have shown the courage to argue for English medium education from primary school onwards.
The New Education Policy introduced by the Modi govt has brought some welcome changes, but it has rekindled the language wars that have been on since the 1950s.
The new National Education Policy aims to make Indian education system more holistic and skill-oriented, and addresses a long-cited complaint that it encourages rote-learning.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also announced the setting up of a police academy and a forensic science university in Budget 2020.
Irani’s successors Prakash Javadekar and Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ have overturned decisions on issues like the New Education Policy and autonomy of IIMs.
The draft NEP 2019 had a section titled ‘Towards a More Liberal Education’. The latest version has replaced the word ‘liberal’ with ‘holistic’.
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