All you need to know about National Education Policy 2020
With the introduction of the National Education Policy 2020, the Indian education system is set for a drastic upheaval, moving away from many set practices to updating existing ones. Here are all the important changes.
India has so far relied on a 10+2 system, which is being replaced by a 5+3+3+4 system. The new policies also do away with distinct streams in the final four years, instead allowing students to choose multiple subjects from myriad backgrounds.
The new policy changes see major relaxations in the undergraduate (UG) + postgraduate (PG) system, with a heavy reliance on a transferable credit system where students can transfer credits within institutions to their preference, allowing for a much more flexible combined education plan.
With the new policy, the National Testing Agency is expected to conduct a singular entrance exam - excluding medical and legal fields - for all higher education.
Raising the bar
As far as the funds to implement all of these, the government is planning - as part of the policy - to increase public investment in the education sector from four percent of the GDP to six percent.