NEP 2020:No language is required in the new national education policy, and a flexible approach with the trilingual formula has been proposed, according to K Kasturirangan, the head of the policy-making body.
The former head of ISRO, who was commissioned to develop the new guideline, says: “The introduction of local languages as a teaching medium up to grade 5 is important in the early phase of education, since the strengths of the child are understood in the principles and in the Presentation of creativity better in school manifest mother tongue also in the national language ”.
The policy was approved by the Union cabinet on Wednesday.
According to the guideline, the teaching medium is up to at least class 5, but preferably up to class 8 and beyond, the mother tongue, mother tongue, national language and regional language.
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“Children have a great ability to learn multiple languages at a young age. The directive speaks of a flexible approach in trilingual formulas. How it is implemented in states is your decision. No language is prescribed in politics, ”he said.
“We suggested that the mother tongue or the national language or the national language, one of them, could be the choice for the teaching medium. Experts have found that a child begins learning in its mother tongue at birth. It’s not just in our country, in countries like France and Germany, and even Nobel Prize winners have admitted that their knowledge of science or any other subject was better than they studied in their language, ”he added. Classes up to 5th grade in mother tongue or national language, the reduction in the use of board exams, a single supervisory authority for higher education institutions with the exception of law and medical colleges, and joint admission tests for universities are part of the comprehensive reforms in the new national education policy ( NEP) unveiled on Wednesday.
Replace the 10 + 2 structure of the school curriculum with a 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 curriculum structure that corresponds to the age groups 3-8, 8-11, 11-14 and 14-18 years, scrapping M.Phil programs and implementing joint programs Standards for private and public higher education institutions are among the outstanding features of the new policy.
The NEP, approved by the Union cabinet at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, replaces the 34-year national education policy set in 1986 and is intended to pave the way for transformational reforms in school and university systems to make India a country of global knowledge superpower.
“Policy was prepared after extensive consultations and concerns about economic and demographic differences were also raised,” he added.
In May 2016, a “Committee for the Development of New Education Policy” chaired by TSR Subramanian, former cabinet secretary, presented its report. On this basis, the ministry prepared a document entitled “Some contributions to the draft national education policy, 2016”.
Then a panel led by Kasturirangan had presented the draft of the new NEP to the Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” when he took command last year.
The draft was then made publicly available for feedback from various stakeholders, and the Ministry of Personnel Development received two lakh proposals.