Since the introduction of the NEP in 2020 (New Education Policy) there has been a lot of talk between experts, parents and officials over whether the policy will do what has been promised. The education system in India is outdated and is in need of change especially if we are to keep up with the rest of the world. The New Education Policy of 2020 is meant to make things better and lift Indian students onto the world stage as equals. As well as revolutionizing higher education in India it also creates improved chances for learning for all students. Here is a closer look at what benefits the new policy could bring and what Karnataka is seeing, the first Indian state to implement it.
NEP 2020 benefits
- Many opportunities for students to enter and exit and re-enter studies – With the NEP students can now opt to step back from their studies, either during or after graduation but then can return when it better suits them. They can choose to go back to the same program at the same university or they can choose another. There are several points where a student can choose to step away for whatever reason and then return to resume their learning.
- More global cooperation and learning – With the implementation of this plan it better allows highly viewed global universities and institutions to come to India and set up campuses. It also means Indian institutions can do the same and set up campuses in other countries and set up programs that facilitate exchange students with better learning results.
- A better understanding of India’s history, culture and ethos – It is important for Indian students to learn about the country they come from, its history, its culture and its ethos. From an early age, the NEP intends for such learning to become an important part of a student’s education.
- Teachers will be better educated themselves – It is not just a focus on improving opportunities for students. The only way you can make significant changes is by improving the quality of teaching they are receiving. This means making sure teachers are trained better. By 2030 teachers will have to have had a 4-year course B.Ed created to also include guidance from the best teaching practices around the world. As a result, teachers will do better jobs and be better guides for their students.
- Improved modern learning and teaching techniques – If this pandemic has taught us anything it is the importance nowadays of digital learning and using modern teaching techniques. As a result, even Indian students in remote rural areas can achieve a much more improved quality of learning. Part of the NEP is that all institutions should be prepared to offer online learning options to those students who require it.
A closer look at the state of Karnataka
The first state to accept and put in place the NEP 2020 is Karnataka. Despite some disagreements and strong opinions around them, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, the Minister of Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship launched it in August of 2021. By supporters, he is complimented for his revolutionary approach. Here are just some of the positive outcomes expected.
- Around 10,000 teachers are receiving training and help to carry out the new plan.
- The system is more focussed on its students making education easier for rural students, and for those who need a break from studies before they come back and finish them.
- There is an online portal to offer support for anyone who needs it.
- Students will see huge benefits from implementing the best of global practices.
- The plan will also include legislative, administrative and structural changes and reforms.
CollPoll top professionals work with a number of different educational institutes that are looking to create new programs and initiatives following the NEP. They are also working directly with experts and institutes in Karnataka to help them with the changes they want to make. If you want to know more about the New Education Policy 2020 and how you and your institution might benefit from making such changes get in touch today! We look forward to hearing from you.