Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address policymakers in education and skills development alongside students and teachers from across the country on Thursday via video conferencing to celebrate the completion of a year of reforms under the 2020 National Education Policy. Modi will also launch multiple initiatives in the education sector, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including the Academic Credit Bank, which will provide multiple entry and exit options for higher education students alongside first-year engineering programs in regional languages and guidelines for the internationalization of higher education.
Initiatives to be launched also include Vidya Pravesh, a three-month game-based school preparation unit for Grade 1 students, Indian Sign Language as a subject at the secondary level, and NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated teacher training program designed by NCERT.
SAFAL (structured assessment for analyzing learning levels), a competency-based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5, and 8 in CBSE schools, and a website dedicated to artificial intelligence will also be launched, the PMO said.
The event will see the launch of the National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and the National Education Technology Forum (NETF).
These initiatives will represent an important step towards achieving the objectives of the National Education Plan 2020 and will make the education sector more dynamic and accessible ”.
NEP, 2020 is the guiding philosophy to change the learning landscape, make education inclusive, and build strong foundations for Atmanirbhar Bharat, their statement noted, highlighting that it is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the 34-year-old. National Education Policy (NPE), 1986.
The policy is built on the key pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability, and accountability, is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and a global powerhouse of knowledge. knowledge by making school and college education more inclusive. It is flexible, multidisciplinary, and appropriate to the needs of the 21st century while aiming to highlight the unique capabilities of each student.