‘NEP will come into force soon’
Jamshedpur, Oct. 19: Former ISRO Chairman and Chairperson New Education Policy (NEP) Draft Committee, 2019 Padma Vibhushan Dr. K Kasturirangan on Saturday said that there would be a common education policy across the country which will soon take effect. He expressed his views during an interactive session organised by Tata Steel Education Excellence Programme (TEEP) at Kudy Mahanty Auditorium in JUSCO School Kadma. Through a power point presentation Dr. Kasturirangan gave important information regarding the new education policy. Principals of various schools of Jamshedpur attended the session.
The Committee led by the Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan submitted the Draft National Educational Policy to the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal in May 2019 in New Delhi. In the NEP Draft Committee’s new education policy the school’s current basic facilities, increase in fees, all round development of the students, burden of studies on the students along with suggestions and proposals on various subjects have been submitted in the form of draft to the central government.
He underlined the education for children under four categories. As part of the New Education Policy Dr. Kasturirangan has suggested the teachers to be more creative so that they can provide in-depth information to kids on different subjects. He also suggested arrangements for regular studies for the teachers.
“We aim to reduce the burden of students carrying heavy bags and decrease study pressure from their minds. We want to make the New Education Policy in such a way that when a kid faces competition on a global scale, he is able to compete with his/her counterpart in a superior manner. The new policy must also pave way for employment generation,” added Dr. Kasturirangan who is also a former member of the Planning Commission.
He further stated, “Currently five crore people in the country are illiterate and if the New Education Policy is not implemented at the earliest the figures might touch ten crore.”
The Indian space scientist also sought support of intellectuals, corporate houses, trusts, institutions the New Education Policy.
The Government of India had initiated the process of formulating a New Education Policy to meet the changing dynamics of the requirements of the population with regard to quality education, innovation and research, aiming to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping its students with the necessary skills and knowledge and to eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry. The extant National Policy on Education, 1986 modified in 1992 required changes to meet the contemporary and futuristic needs of our large youth population.