Future Of Education- National Education Policy (NEP) 2020!

The National Education Policy 2020 was the only positive thing which happened this year which was approved after a gap of 34 years by the Union Cabinet. It brought a new wave in the sea of education. It is aimed at transforming the Indian education system to meet the needs of the 21st Century. Therefore It focuses on the development of all factors associated with education, such as skill development, coding, music, project and involves other factors which helps to enhance overall personality of the students.

An NEP is a comprehensive framework to guide the development of education in the country. Implementing NEP will change the face of the current education system in India. The NEP suggests remarkable changes including opening up of Indian higher education to foreign universities, disintegrating of the UGC and the (AICTE), introduction of a four-year multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options, and discontinuation of the M Phil programme.

The other important highlights of NEP 2020 includes-

New structure of school education (5+3+3+4)- This new structure divides the existing school structure as per the cognitive developmental stages of a child. These are early childhood (3-8), school years (8-11) , and secondary stage (11-18).

Multilingualism- The use of regional language (wherever possible) will be commenced till Grade 8. This will promote the importance of regional language in the young minds of students.

Vocational Education- The main aim of this is to promote at least one vocational course for children and also to introduce several more to them. This will show them the importance of labour in the modern times. Mandatory internship is part of this deal.

Bagless Days and informal internship- According to this, students will participate in a 10-day bagless period. During this period students from Grades 6-8 will intern with local vocational experts such as carpenters, gardeners, potters, artists, etc. This initiative will make them self sufficient and they will pick at least one skill.

Coding- It will be introduced to the students in class 6 to put them on the market of growing technology.

Multi-Stream Flexibility– After standard 10th, the students can now choose different subject from different streams (Arts, Science, Commerce).

Common Entrance for Colleges– After 12th students will now be judged and selected in different colleges based of only one common exam for all the colleges and universities in the country. There will be no bifurcation in the stream and only one common exam will be conducted.

Earlier, schooling was mandatory for children aged between 6 and 14 years. Now education will be compulsory for children aged between the 3 and 18 years.

Mphil courses will be discontinued and all the courses in the universities/colleges will be interdisciplinary.

Academic bank of credits to be established to facilitate Transfer of Credits.

Positive relevance of NEP 2020

The main motive of NEP 2020 is to learn how to learn rather than rote learning. Students will develop a wide thinking process and will be ready to embrace uncertainty in the various fields. It emphasis on conceptual understanding rather than rote learning and learning-for-exams.

Earlier education in regional language will promote the language and will not let the language die.

Entry/Exit– One of the benefits of new education policy is to leave college at different points in time. Students can now decide how much to study and most importantly when to study.

Class 10th and 12th board exam will be made easier. It will mainly focus on the core competencies rather than the memorising capability of the students.

NEP will develop respect for diversity and respect for the local context in all curriculum, pedagogy, and policy.

Negative relevance of NEP 2020

Language seems to be an obstacle in the National Education Policy 2020. The student teacher ratio in india is questionable. So introducing regional languages in schools will prove to be a problem. Finding a teacher to teach a regional language and to bring study material in mother languages can cause hindrance in the plan of NEP 2020. As a result the increasing disparity between sections of society will be observed. The new education policy will further differentiate between the sections of the society. The students of government school will learn only their regional language for the first few years of their schooling while the private school students will be introduced with english at an earlier stage.

 Four-year graduation program– This program enables the students to take a drop from the college and still get a certificate for the course. This will increase the rate of drop outs in India. The students can/will opt for a two year diploma course and can add the rest of their years in their work experience. This will affects the quality of the education.

Although there may be a few minor loopholes the new National Educational Policy, nevertheless is revolutionary. This will bring a fresh change in the indian education system.

6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Ultimate School Manager.

In this century, technology has become an inseparable part of our lives. Technology is becoming a part of every industry to make things easier, more accurate and smoother. Similarly, technology has entered the education industry one such technology which has influenced the education sector is school management software.

To effectively manage the education sector, systems like Ultimate School Manager make comes into the picture. Ultimate School Manager is all in one School management software that you need to manage your Schools and Colleges. It is the most secure and customizable software suited to all level of Schools and Colleges.

The software is easy and intuitive to use. It is equipped with all the basic and advanced features necessary for all the school/college activities. The most important 6 reasons why one should use USM are described below:

  1. Easy To Implement And Use

USM is well sufficient and useful in the modern times of technology and education. USM delivers the user a smooth experience by providing various user-friendly modules. It’s Graphical User Interface has been designed for the variety of users likes students and their parents, which is efficient and effortless. It’s easy to work on USM software on your first login without any instructions all you need is the basic knowledge of working on a computer.

2. A Cost Effective Solution

USM is highly affordable for any educational institute. It provides various feature in minimum cost possible. Schools and colleges of any size can easily afford USM and its services.

3. Mobile App For School and Parents

USM has built an efficient mobile app called USMConnect for parents and students, which is easily accessible. Notifications regarding school activities are instantly sent to the parents via mobile app. Teachers are also updated with affairs of the school with the USM app on their mobile phones. Both parents and students have their own individual login access to USM, which allows them to view their dashboard from anywhere in the world with just one click.

4. The Best User Experience

USM is highly user friendly. People from any age group can easily operate the USM software for various purposes. A teacher, student or a parent can effortlessly use the software for day to day school activities. An user can use the software with minimal training. All the features of the software are easily accessible without much navigation.

5. Always keep Software Updates

The software is updated frequently. Latest updates are introduced to the software based on the requirement of its users. New features and functionality in the form of new modules are frequently added to enhance USM. The updates of the software goes hand in hand with the evolving time. And since software is hosted in the cloud, any small change will be available to the user from time to time. Any new feature added to the software can be easily available without any issue.

6. Highly Secured

The data that is fed in the software is secured in 32 bit ssl encryption. Data security is USM’s prime motive along with data backup. We offer every school full privacy to their data as the data is fully encrypted while being stored in USM. USM’s online payment integration is secured and anyone can easily use it without any worry.

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