The Journey So Far

The K. Kasturirangan committee has submitted the Draft National Education Policy, 2019. The new schooling policy could are available November.

Five public universities have been given the ‘Institution of Eminence (IoE)’ tag; 5 personal varsities have received letters of cause for the equal.

In all, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has recommended IoE fame for 15 public and private establishments, respectively.

The HRD ministry has launched the National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancements (NISHTHA) programme with the goal of education over 4.2 million instructors across the usa

The Shagun portal will combine over 230,000 academic websites, inclusive of the ones of 1,2 hundred Kendriya Vidyalayas, 600 Navodaya Vidyalayas, 18,000 other Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-affiliated faculties, 30 State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) and 19,000 organisations affiliated to the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). The portal will make to be had report cards of one.5 million faculties. It goals to attach some nine.2 million teachers and 260 million students.

The National Medical Commission Bill replaces the corruption-plagued Medical Council of India. The bill additionally provides for a commonplace entrance ‘NEET’ examination and regulates fee in private colleges. Some 75 new authorities scientific colleges also are to come up.

Under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, the National Digital Library of India venture has built a digital repository of learning assets. More than 30 million digital assets are available through the library now, and it has over five million college students as individuals.

Is It Enough?

In its 2d time period, the Modi authorities’s blueprint for the training region protected the revealing of a new country wide training policy, filling 0.Five million school positions in better training, changing the UGC with a Higher Education Commission of India and fixing new accreditation policies

That finalising the draft schooling coverage took five years and two panels doesn’t augur properly. Some of the measures taken, such as the launch of a instructors’ education programme and an included college portal, are part of the draft coverage. However, what is needed is included movement rather than initiatives in isolation. The HRD ministry additionally plans to unveil a five-year imaginative and prescient record to fast-tune academic reforms.

In 2018, the authorities had granted IoE popularity to a few public institutes and issued letters of purpose for the same to a few non-public institutes. The idea turned into to create a aggressive spirit for growing world-magnificence institutions. The a hundred-day blueprint sought to growth the number of IoEs to 30. Accordingly, the UGC’s Empowered Expert Committee recommended that 15 public and 15 non-public institutes be recognised as IoEs. The government has taken action regarding 10 institutes. Where the Modi authorities has failed miserably is in its purpose of the filling up of three hundred,000 school positions in higher academic establishments.