The National Education Policy-2020 received cabinet approval on July 29. Modes of teaching and learning resources have been redesigned for online and distance education. NEP 2020 also comes at a time when almost 183 nations are expected to feel the heat of a reducing GDP. However, the question is – Will the NEP 2020 change the Indian education system?
NEP-2020 aspires to combine traditional knowledge that will change the Indian Education system. The new policy is supposed to emphasize on technology in education and attempts to transform education planning, teaching, and learning assessment. However, with the current scenario, where a lot of people do not have access to such technology and gadgets, how will it help to change the new education system is a far cry!!
While in the Indian education system, the student gets initial guidance and understanding of concepts and continues studying with his discrimination, experiential knowledge, on the other hand, is expected to be gained on the job. Several challenges like competency-based education, skills are some of the key areas which need to focus before we get an answer- Will the NEP 2020 change the Indian education system?
Unlike Universities in the west, ours are too small to be viable. Many of them would collapse without external funding let alone provide quality. Our university system needs to undergo a paradigm shift. It is mandatory that such a policy must address the concerns by being student-centric, representing all sections of society, and be inclusive.
Today in this era, it is time to disrupt a traditional university, if we want to see a rejuvenated education system. All of us are looking for a vibrant and meeting the aspirations of students but would India’s infrastructure and poverty help it to keep abreast of the latest education systems like western countries? The question remains unanswered- “Will the NEP 2020 change the Indian education system?”