Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give an opening speech on Friday at the conclusion of the new national education policy
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the inaugural speech on Friday at the “Conclave on transformation reforms in higher education within the framework of national education policy”, said an official statement. The conclave is organized by the Ministry of Personnel Development and the University Grants Commission.

The conclave will hold sessions dealing with important aspects of education that fall under the new national education policy (NEP), including holistic, multidisciplinary and futuristic education, quality research and fair use of technology for a better reach in education.

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.

The choice of three- or four-year undergraduate courses, multiple entry and exit options in courses, the addition of 3.5 million seats in higher education institutions that now have a single supervisory authority, the discontinuation of M.Phil programs and the setting of fees are part of it higher education outlines reforms outlined in the new NEP.

In politics it was proposed to set up a “single umbrella body for all higher education”.

The Indian University Commission (HECI) will have separate and independent bodies, each with separate functions related to accreditation, funding and setting academic standards.

These bodies will replace autonomous bodies such as the University Grants Commission (UGC), the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).

“Union Development Minister for Human Resources, Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Minister of State, Sanjay Dhotre, would also attend the event. A number of dignitaries, including the Chairman and Members, the NEP’s Draft Committee, and major academics and academics will be there talk about various aspects of the national education policy, “the statement said.

“Vice-Chancellors of universities, directors of institutions and directors of universities and other stakeholders will participate in the program,” he added.

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