Prime Minister Narendra Modi would launch multiple key initiatives to mark the first anniversary of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, an official statement said. “The PM will address policy makers in the domain of education and skill development, students, teachers, across the country on 29th July 2021, via video conferencing, to mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020,” it said.
National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF), which are among the ambitious programs of the NEP 2020, would be launched on July 29 in the anniversary event.
The Prime Minister will launch the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education; 1st Year Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education.
Vidya Pravesh, a three month play based school preparation module for Grade 1 students will be released along with SAFAL (Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels), a competency based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools.
A website dedicated to Artificial Intelligence would also be launched in the event.
The government would introduce Indian Sign Language as a subject at secondary level.
This is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the thirty-four year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.
The NEP 2020 is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st century needs and aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student, the official statement said.