Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday advocated growing a hybrid system of on-line and offline studying to keep away from overexposure of schoolchildren to know-how, as he chaired a high-level assembly to overview the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).
The new coverage is being rolled out with the targets of entry, fairness, inclusivity and high quality, he mentioned, in response to an official assertion.
Modi mentioned the databases maintained by anganwadi centres ought to be seamlessly built-in with faculty data as kids transfer there from anganwadis, and referred to as for his or her common well being check-ups and screening in faculties with the assistance of know-how.
Pitching for emphasis on the usage of indigenously developed toys to develop conceptual expertise in college students, he additionally urged that secondary faculties with science labs ought to interact with farmers of their space for soil testing, the assertion mentioned.
Lauding the brand new training coverage, he mentioned from particular efforts to trace out-of-school kids and produce them again into the mainstream and the introduction of a number of entry and exit in greater training, many transformative reforms have been initiated that can outline and lead the progress of the nation because it enters the ‘Amrit Kaal’.
Modi was apprised that the work of the formulation of the National Curriculum Framework below the steerage of the National Steering Committee is in progress.
In faculty training, initiatives like high quality ECCE in ‘Balavatika’, NIPUN Bharat, Vidya Pravesh, examination reforms and progressive pedagogies like art-integrated training, toy-based pedagogy are being adopted for higher studying outcomes and holistic improvement of youngsters, the assertion mentioned.
Referring to multi-disciplinarity in greater training, it mentioned he was knowledgeable that the rules for a number of entry-exit for flexibility and lifelong studying together with the launch of educational financial institution of credit score on digilocker platform will now make it attainable for college students to review as per their comfort and selection.
In order to create new prospects for lifelong studying and centrally contain essential and interdisciplinary considering in learners, the UGC has revealed tips in response to which college students can pursue two tutorial programmes concurrently.
The National Higher Education Qualification Framework (NHEQF) can also be at a sophisticated stage of preparation, whereas the UGC is revising the prevailing Curriculum Framework and Credit System for Undergraduate Programme in alignment with the NHEQF, it mentioned.
In order to encourage an ecosystem of start-up and innovation, it mentioned, 2,774 innovation councils have been arrange in greater training establishments in 28 states and 6 union territories.
The Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievement (ARIIA), aligned with the NEP, has been launched in December final yr for making a tradition of analysis, incubation and start-ups.
As many as 1,438 establishments participated in ARIIA, 100 establishments have been funded by the AICTE with business participation for concept improvement, analysis and software (IDEA) labs for experiential studying moderately than rote studying, it mentioned.
Laying emphasis on multi-modal training, it mentioned, on-line, open and multi-modal studying have been promoted vigorously by each faculties and better training establishments.
This initiative has helped in lowering the educational loss as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and can contribute enormously in reaching training to distant and inaccessible components of the nation, it mentioned.
Swayam, Diksha, Swayam Prabha, Virtual Labs and different on-line useful resource portals have all seen sharp rise in site visitors and scholar registrations. These portals are offering examine supplies in a number of Indian languages, signal language and in audio codecs for the visually impaired, it mentioned.
In addition to the above, the UGC has notified Open and Distance Learning (ODL) and Online Programmes Regulations below which 59 greater academic establishments are providing 351 full-fledged on-line programmes and 86 greater training establishments are providing 1,081 ODL programmes. The permissible restrict of on-line content material in a programme has additionally been raised to 40 per cent, it mentioned.
It added that stress has additionally been given to multi-linguality in training and testing to make sure that lack of understanding of English doesn’t impede the tutorial attainment of any scholar.
With this goal in thoughts, states are publishing bilingual and trilingual textbooks at foundational degree and content material on DIKSHA platform has been made accessible in 33 Indian languages.
The NIOS has launched Indian Sign Language (ISL) as a language topic on the secondary degree.
Technical e-book writing is being undertaken in Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, it mentioned, including that engineering programs are being supplied in six Indian languages in 19 engineering schools throughout 10 states from 2021-22.