What will be the big changes in higher education, what will be the type of board exams, what will be the type of primary classes, what will be the changes in engineering and medicine – to get the answer we get with that Union Education Ministers have spoken to Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
What will the 10th and 12th standard board exams be like or will there be changes?
The new guideline makes the 10th or 12th board exam easier. The focus will be on the holistic learning of the students and not on memorizing or learning from coaching classes. All students are allowed to take the board exam twice during a school year to eliminate the higher risk aspect of final exams. If necessary, a main test and an improvement are permitted.
What impact will the new education policy have on higher education such as medicine and engineering?
Medical training needs to be revised. People use pluralistic health care alternatives. Our health education system needs to be integrated, which means that all students of allopathic medical education should have a basic understanding of Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani and homeopathy. The same applies to all other medical students. Engineering Stream is also being introduced in multidisciplinary educational institutions and programs, with the focus again on opportunities to engage intensively with other disciplines.
What has the new education policy done for primary school pupils?
In the new education policy, pupils will benefit from a flexible, multifaceted, multi-level, sport-based, activity-based and innovation-based education system right from the start. The overarching goal of this policy is to achieve optimal results for the physical, cognitive, social, moral and cultural development of children. The teaching medium will be the children’s mother tongue.
What will be the fundamental changes in the learning and teaching process in the new educational policy?
The new educational policy focuses on reducing the burden on the curriculum, increasing flexibility and creative learning rather than learning by heart. At the same time, school books are also changed. Wherever possible, teachers also have a range of textbook options. You will now have several sets of such textbooks that contain the required national and local content. Teachers can teach in a way that suits their own teaching style and takes into account the needs of the students.
How will the admission process at universities look like – degree, degree. How can more and more students get higher education?
The principles also apply to the entrance examination at the university. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts at least twice a year the general suitability of higher quality and the examination of the respective general subject in the subjects of natural sciences, humanities, language, art and profession. The NTA will conduct the admission test for admissions and scholarships for students and graduates at higher education institutions. It is up to the universities and colleges to decide whether the NTA entrance exam for admission to their institutes should be accepted.
How will the new education policy in the field of technical education be effective?
The impact of technology on all human businesses increases the ability to bridge the gap between technical education and other disciplines. For this reason, technical training is also being introduced in multidisciplinary educational institutions and programs and focuses on the re-linking of opportunities with other disciplines. Studies and diploma courses in technical training are included. For example, engineering, technology management, architecture, pharmacy, catering, etc., which are important for the overall development of India.
What changes will teachers make in the new education policy?
In addition to ensuring the important role that teachers will play in the new education policy, the quality of education, recruitment, posting, terms of service and their rights were assessed. The change was ensured by expanding the B.Ed program together with the aptitude test for teachers. The policy aims to bring the capacities of the teachers to the highest level. Teachers are given more freedom in choosing courses. Teachers must do the work from the point of view of the full development of the students, taking into account social and emotional aspects. Teachers are honored for positive results. The new directive provides teachers with opportunities for sustainable professional development.
They said that the new educational policy will be based on knowledge, culture and Indian ethos. What arrangements have you made for this?
This policy is based on the principle that education should not only develop basic skills such as literacy and arithmetic, as well as a higher level of logical and problem-solving cognitive skills, but also the creation of a moral, social and emotional character for students. Knowledge, wisdom and the search for truth are always considered to be the highest human goals in Indian thought tradition and philosophy. The goal of education in ancient India was seen as complete enlightenment and liberation of the human soul. Indian culture and philosophy have a huge impact on the world. This rich heritage of global importance must not only be preserved for future generations, but research should also be carried out on it. It needs to be enriched further.
What changes do you see in colleges and universities after the implementation of the new education policy?
The type of universities will change after the new educational policy comes into force. If we define the university, there will be many types of institutions that make teaching and research equally important. A predominantly autonomous university degree would refer to a large multidisciplinary university. At the same time, a step-by-step system is being implemented to give the universities autonomy. Over time, all universities will either become autonomous degrees, or develop as part of a university.
The parents are still concerned about the opening of the schools. What are the plans for opening schools, especially for elementary school students after the closure?
According to Unlock 3 guidelines, the Home Office has instructed schools, universities, and all coaching institutes to remain closed until August 31. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of the Interior, we will make another decision later.