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HRD Ministry drafts a New Educational Policy for 2019

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The draft National Education Policy, 2019 deals with education at various levels, from pre-school to higher education. It has been submitted to the  Union Human Resource Development Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and Minister of State for HRD, Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre in New Delhi by a committee led by the Chairman Dr. Kasturirangan on Friday May 31, 2019 in the presence of R. Subrahmanyam, Secretary Department of Higher Education and Rina Ray, Secretary Department of School Education & Literacy and other senior officials of the Ministry.

The recommendations of this draft include: 

  • Emphasising the importance of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
  • Focusing on a developmentally-appropriate curriculum and pedagogical structure for school education based on the principles of brain development
  • Promoting the importance of a broad-based liberal arts education at the undergraduate level

Sources:

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/hrd-ministry-drafts-new-national-educational-policy-19-changes-recommended-1540190-2019-06-01

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Manalisa Sarmah

Manalisa Sarmah is a copywriter at Next Education Pvt. Ltd. She has completed her MPhil in Sociology from the University of Hyderabad. She has worked on different educational projects with Hope Foundation and Adhyayan respectively. Her interest areas include reading, creative writing, and travelling.

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