New school education policy approved: Grading system, more choice of subjects
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On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet approved the proposed New Education Policy (NEP 2020) and renamed the Ministry of Education to the HRD.

A group headed by former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan submitted the draft of a new policy on education to Union Minister for Human Resource¬†Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ when he took office last year.

The New Education Policy seeks to reshape, control and govern all facets of the Indian education framework, and create a modern paradigm that is compatible with the aspirational goals of 21st-century education while being compliant with Indian values and value systems.

The new NEP policy includes Pre-primary education, Universal access to education, New Curricular and Pedagogical Structure, No hard separation of arts and sciences, Education in the local language/mother-tongue, Continuation of the three-language formula in schools, Exposure to Classical Languages of India, Physical Education, State School Regulatory Authority, National Research Foundation, Rashtriya Shiksha Aayog.

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