New Delhi: Topmost institutes as well as various countries have hailed India’s National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 as the world’s biggest reform and shown interest in implementing it, said Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Saturday.
The minister, who was addressing the 97th annual convocation of Delhi University, said the new education policy that has been brought into place after “much deliberation” will see India “reform, perform and transform”.
He also praised the policy calling it “impactful, interactive, innovative and inclusive” built on the cornerstone of “equity, quality and access”.
“Cambridge, the UAE, Australia, Mauritius, Indonesia, .. and many others have said India’s NEP is the world’s biggest reform and that they want to implement in their countries as well. It is both national and international, supports ”vocal for local” and also local for global. This will bring a new set of opportunities for students,” said Nishank, encouraging Delhi University to be the “flag-bearer” of the policy and implement it in “mission-mode”.
The NEP, approved by the Union Cabinet, replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986. It is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.