Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education (MoE), formerly the Ministry of Human Resource Development, plays a role in shaping the socio-economic future of our country. India’s youth is its strongest asset. Our children are our future. And we bear the solemn duty of providing to them the best form of education we can, so that they may live better lives and bring this country to greater heights. Believing that each and every aspect of this process must be given great consideration, the newly branded Ministry does just this, and comes swinging with a new Education Policy that promises to rework the Education system from the ground up.
Discussing challenges to the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a comprehensive framework designed by the Ministry of Education regarding elementary education to higher education, as well as vocational training, in both rural and urban parts of the nation. The NEP will replace the Education Policy introduced in 1986.
Since the topic of Education falls under the Concurrent List, the reforms proposed can only be implemented collaboratively by the Centre and the states.
The NEP would shift the curriculum from a 3+10+2 structure to a 5+3+3+4 year structure. It would further integrate into itself mathematical logic and scientific thinking, with a focus on core concepts and vocational training from class 6 onwards. This policy would also prioritise the non-separation of arts and sciences, and the curricular and the extra-curricular.
Many criticisms have been raised of this new policy, including the infrastructure barriers facing the underprivileged sections of our society. A policy of such grand ambition comes with a grand plan, but enforcing and implementing changes on a scale are certainly difficult. Which parts of the NEP.