New education policy has been launched on Wednesday July 29th. It will replace the current education system which is being continued for past 35 years.
To cope with the International aspects, Indian government has decided to upgrade their Education Policy.
For sure, this new policy will change the current scenario completely.
The new academic session will probably begin in the month of September or October before any new season kicks in.
The current scenario of higher studies will be changed completely due to this new education system.
Here are our top 10 changes in the Indian education system for higher studies as follows.
- One governing body
- Breaking disciplinary barriers
- No significance of M.Phil.
- 3/4 years graduation course with multiple exit option
- Foundation of National Research Institute and national scholarship portal
- The minimum qualification for teaching will be 4 year integrated B.Ed.
- GDP will increase to 6% from 1.7%
- More research work opportunities
- Campuses of top educational institutions
- Establishment of academic Bank of credit
1. One governing body
Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) will be set up as a governing body for entire higher education excluding Medical and legal education.
Also, private institutions will be governed by HECI for regulation and accreditation.
HECI will have four different domains.
a. National Higher Education Regularly Council (NHERC) for regulation.
b. General Education Council (GEC) for standard setting.
c. Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) for funding
d. National Accreditation Council (NAC) for accreditation.
There will be no places for organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), or National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
The entire higher education system will be under one and only HECI.
2. Breaking disciplinary barriers
Under the new education policy, disciplinary barriers will be broken. Institutions including the IITs and other universities and colleges will become multi-disciplinary.
These will be acknowledged as “Knowledge Hubs”. Degrees will have more flexibility and the students will get more choice in terms of choosing subjects.
3. No significance of M.Phil
The government has announced that there will be no significance of M.Phil. in higher education.
The minimum eligibility for a Ph.D. will be either a four-year program with research or masters after a three-year program.
4. 3/4 years of graduation course with multiple entries and exit option
In the new education policy, the graduation course can be of three or four years with multiple entries and exit options.
So anyone can wish to leave the course in the middle.
But he/she will receive the certificate for that particular course.
Eventually, you will receive a certificate after completing 1 year in a discipline.
Also, you can complete your diploma after two years of study or a bachelor’s degree after a three or four years program.
5. Foundation of National Research Institute and national scholarship portal
The National Research Institute will be established for research work and PhD students will be recruited in this Institute for research.
Also National scholarship portal for SC, ST, OBC students will be expanded.
6. Minimum qualification for teaching will be 4 year integrated B.Ed
A new and comprehensive National curriculum framework for teacher education will be formulated in this new Indian education system.
The minimum degree qualification for teaching will be of 4 years integrated B.Ed. degree.
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7. Percentage of GDP for education will increase to 6% from 1.7%
India’s cabinet has approved the plan to increase the public spreading of education to nearly 6% of gross domestic product.
At present, the percentage of GDP allocated is 1.7%.
The new policy seeks to expand access to higher education for 50% of high school students by 2035, and achieve universal adult literacy before that date.
8. More research work opportunities
The proposed new education policy of India will open doors for students who will be seeking for research work.
As the National Research institute will be established, several opportunities will come to students for research works.
9. Campuses of top educational institutions
Also, the government has stated that there will be a chance to establish campuses of the top Indian education institutions abroad in the near future.
Also reputed foreign universities, like Oxford are welcome in India.
10. Establishment of academic Bank of credit
An academic Bank of credit will be established which would digitally store the academic credits earned.
So, the academic credits of a student will be registered in a proper manner under one roof.
This new education policy of India is being appreciated by majority of the teachers and professors.
So, these are the top 10 changes in the Indian Education System for higher studies. Hope it was informative.
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