Central Government plans to bring changes in National Education Policy
The central government is planning to bring amendments to the existing National Educational policy, for which it requires the involvement of various stakeholders -- states, parents, students and educationists.
The education policy was formulated in the year 1986 and amended in 1992 once. The new education policy will take a fresh look at the range of issues, including the curriculum issue, which the NDA-I government had pursued vigorously during its last term.
On Monday, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani said that the ministry is working on a schedule to hold consultations with the stakeholders, including state education secretaries in order to address the concerns of new India and its aspirations. She said that new policies will prepare India to take on new challenges.
She added that during her last meeting with the directors of IIMs and IITs, 10 goalposts had been identified. The new goalposts will be the foundation for future curriculum as well. Within 20 days, the IITs have marked 10 goalposts. She informed that the new goalposts have been shared with IIMs, as well. Experts are being set up to put together a time-bound action plan, government sources said. These themes include areas of healthcare, energy, sustainable urban design, nano technology, electronic hardware, defence, affordable housing, water resources and advance material.
She also said that her ministry would soon initiate an innovative scheme to reach out to parents of the students studying in the government schools. Under the scheme titled-- Shala Darpan-- parents of students would get daily updates on progress made by their wards through SMSes.
The HRD ministry also plans to make the campuses across the nation Wi-Fi enabled.