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News - Government finalising new national education policy : HRD Ministry

In order to improve education in the country, the government will soon be coming up with the new national education policy, which will be learner-centric instead of teacher-centric.

The declaration was made by a top official of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) at the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017.

Here's what Dr N Saravana Kumar, Joint Secretary, MHRD told :

"The government is in the process of finalising the new national education policy which will focus on making India's education system learner-centric instead of teacher-centric. Also, the highly regulated education sector is being liberalized and private sector participation is being encouraged for India to acquire global citizenship in education."

About FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017 :

As per reports, 67 countries are participating in 3 day FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017.

The theme for the summit is 'Leapfrogging to Education 4.0 : Student at the Core'

In the summit, one thousand delegates, of which more than 247 are foreign delegates predominantly from Africa, SAARC, Middle East, CIS, Finland, New Zealand, Malaysia, Australia, USA etc are participating.

Furthermore, Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry told ANI, "In the wake of protectionism, knowledge sharing and student exchange programmes become critical and gives a new hope for tomorrow. Around 5 million students move around the globe for education. India is among one of the nations with high outflow of students, the country spends more than USD 20 billion on students studying abroad and there is a need to make India the centre of education."

Message from Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for HRD :

The government had come out with learning outcomes and was providing greater autonomy to the institutes to pursue research and development and innovation, told Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for HRD.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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