On 7th May 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspected the state of the National Education Policy NEP 2020 implementation.
Modi was informed that the National Curriculum Framework is being developed under the leadership of the National Steering Committee. To avoid over-exposure of technology to school-aged youngsters, he suggested developing a hybrid system of online and offline learning.
In the two years after its establishment, NEP 2020 has launched a number of activities.
Multilingualism is being emphasized in education and testing to ensure that a student’s lack of English does not stifle their ambitions. At the basic level, states are releasing bilingual or trilingual textbooks and content on the DIKSHA portal in 33 Indian languages. NIOS has added Indian Sign Language (ISL) as a secondary school subject.
The PM was also informed that the NTA had administered the JEE exam in 13 different languages.
The Indian Knowledge System (IKS) is being promoted in accordance with the NEP 2020 recommendations. The AICTE has formed an IKS cell, and 13 IKS centers have been opened around the country.
Students are now permitted to pursue two academic programmes at the same time, as suggested by the UGC.
Modi proposed that secondary schools with science labs collaborate with local farmers to conduct soil testing.
The Union Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State in MSDE Rajeev Chandrashekhar, and Minister of State in MoE Annapurna Devi were among those who attended the meeting.
(Source: Education Bytes)