The New Education Policy is going to bring quite a many changes when it comes to higher education.
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In the New Education policy released today, it talked about creating a single regulator –the Higher Education Council of India (HECI). The HECI will function as the common, single regulator for the higher education sector including teacher education.
Also, the Human Resource Development Ministry announced its aim to increase the enrollment ratio to 50 per cent by 2035. To ensure the same, holistic, and multidisciplinary education with the flexibility of subjects to be allowed, HRD secretary Amit Khare said.
The new education policy aims for “broad-based, flexible learning”. Institutions offering single streams (such as technical education) must be phased out, and all universities and colleges must focus on becoming multidisciplinary by 2030, the NEP proposed.
Other important changes include:
- More online courses will be developed in regional languages.
- All higher education institutions, except legal and medical colleges, will be governed by single regulator.
- MPhil courses to be discontinued under the new policy.
- Academic Bank of Credit shall be created to digitally store the academic credits earned by a student.
- An autonomous body called National Education Technology Framework (NETF) to be created
- Indian Institution of Translation and Interpretation to be estabished.