The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a paradigm shift in the way India has looked at education for decades together.
The flexibility accorded to choosing of subject modules, the thrust on inclusivity, focus on traditional Indian knowledge systems, boost to learning in local and regional languages and the creation of a specialized corpus to help girls pursue their higher studies and students from economically weaker sections to continue with their studies are being feted by academicians across the country.
At par with education policies of other developed nations, NEP 2020 aims at creating students rooted in Indian ethos with a global outlook. It breaks down the rigidity in the system and makes it more fluid which will be a big step in positioning India as a global knowledge super power.
The policy has been rolled out. The real challenge will be in its execution. Teething problems may occur but they should be considered as initial hiccups only looking at the larger picture.
NEP 2020 for sure is not just India’s policy of the moment but also the policy of tomorrow.