The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has announced recently that the new National Education Policy will be made public only after the approval from all the states. In a press conference held to highlight the achievements of the HRD ministry in the last two year of NDA government Irani announced about the much awaited new education policy of the country.
She said, “The education policy is not a proper of an individual. We need to share it with the states and get their approval before making it public.” The former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanium, who was appointed as the head of the five member committee formed to formulate the new education policy for the country, recently said that he will make the new policy public soon if the government did not do so. The response regarding the policy from the HRD ministry came up as a result of the statement made by Subramanium.
Pointing to the vastness of the formation of the education policy, Irani said, “We leveraged technology and received written suggestions from 1.10 lakh villages, over 5000 blocks and 20 states.” The ministry was clear, even before formation of the policy, that it will include all the sections of the society in order to formulate the policy. On the success of the government she pointed out to the six new IIMS, two IITs and five IIITs instituted by the central government in order to improve the state of higher education in the country.
She also emphasized on the fact that the ‘no-fail’ system will be done with in the new education policy and the students after class five will have to pass on their merit and educational standards. The institute ranking has already been started by the ministry to raise the quality of education and enhance the competition among them throughout the country. From the next year onwards, the medical and law institutes will be ranked separately from the next year.
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