New education policy is introduced after replacing 34 year old policy which was framed in 1986. The NEP, approved by the union cabinet, makes sweeping reforms in school and higher education including teaching. The focus of the policy is skill based learning.
Important points to be noted for Parents as well as Children:
For School going Students:
- 5+3++3+4 system
10+2 schooling system is now replaced with 5+3+3+4 system means 12 years for schooling and 3 years for pre-schooling.
Now the schooling starts at the age of 3years.
Instead of exams to be held every year, school students will sit for exam only in class 3, 5 & 8.
English language will not be necessary from now up to class 5 means students can study in their mother tongue or local language ex. In Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi etc and English would be as a one subject.
From 6th class Students can start learning coding means they can develop software & mobile application like China. Also Students have opportunity to do Internship in their respected interest Ex. if students want to gain practical training in coding they can join some software company and if someone wants practical training in painting then they can go to painter anything any area. So Students will e much more creative now and flexible.
- Semester System
9-12 class exams would be based on semester exam means in one year two exams will be held in every 6 month and the final result will be sum up of both results.
The board exams will be made ‘easier’ as they will primarily test core capacities, competencies rather than months of coaching or memorization.
- 360-degree report card
The progress card of all students for school-based assessment will be redesigned. It will be a holistic, 360-degree, multidimensional report card that will reflect in great detail the progress and uniqueness of each learner in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains. The progress card will include self-assessment, peer assessment, and teacher assessment.
- Common aptitude test for college admission
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct entrance examinations for admissions to universities across the country. This exam will be an opportunity for those students who has not secure expected cutoff marks in 12th exam so after passing this exam its marks will e added to the 12th result. So we can say New Education policy has brought lots of opportunity.
Now the highlights for Graduation Students
- Multi Entry and Multi Exit policy
The New Education policy will have Multiple Entry & Exit points.
Graduation will be for 3-4 years of course duration.
Now, if Students want to leave the course after 1 year completion of course then can exit with certificate, after two years with a diploma and a Bachelor’s degree after three years and Bachelor’s with research after 4 years.
- Academic Bank of credit
This to be established for digitally storing academic credits earned from different HEIs so that these can be transferred and counted towards final degree earned. The academic credit stored in a digital locker will be like a bank credit through which a student will be able to resume education after a break as specified by the higher education commission later.
- NEP ends science-commerce-arts streams:
NEP has eliminated the rigid separation of streams. Students will now be able to choose subjects like history and physics at the same time in class 11 and 12.
- National Educational Technology Forum:
An autonomous body, the National Educational Technology Forum (NETF), will be created to provide a platform for the free exchange of ideas on the use of technology to enhance learning, assessment, planning, administration.