New Education Policy Revamped in India after 34 years and Here are the Detailed Changes

Indian government revamped the education system of India after 34 years. The policies were supposed to be taken into action earlier, but well, Better late than Never.

The last time education policies were changed was in 1980’s. I know right!

The ministry has made drastic and varied changes this time that focuses more on education as it must be, and is in favour of students.

Name Of The Ministry.

Oh yes. Ministry of Human Resource and Development is now renamed as the Ministry of Education. The act of renaming itself brings good sincerity and seriousness on the topic. After all ‘Education’ sounds much better and human-related than Resource.

School complexes allowed to be used after hours.

Schools/school complexes are allowed to be used after school hours and public library spaces for higher education system for community engagement and enrichment activities.

Surely a great initiative for enthusiastic learners.

Encourage Vocational studies.

Important vocational classes like carpentry, gardening, pottery etc will be introduced for the students of class 6th to 8th to inculcate in them the knowledge of vocational expertise.

True, everybody must know these basic knowledge that helps in our basic life.

Pre-Schools in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Pre-school to be opened in Kendriya Vidyalayas covering atleast one year of pre school for the disadvantaged students. It will be established mostly in disadvantaged areas.

More Choices For the Students.

Being in the senior year of my school, i am personally very happy for this one.

Earlier it wasn’t possible for a Science student to take up subjects of Arts stream. Means, if you aspire to be an Engineer or Doctor or an Architect, then goodbye your drawing skills or cutlery skills.

But now, thanks to the revised policies, a student can take any combination of subjects according to their wishes.  Meaning, if you wish to take Physics and humanities, girl/boy, just go for it with a big grin!

Coding from class 6th.

Now this might invites some groans and wincing from the young student, but it is definitely a great initiative. Coding inculcates mathematical and scientific thinking. More and less, gymming of mind.

The world of computers is thriving non stop and it is more than better for the young students to learn coding. And it is easy to start learning at early age as the mind is young and it is easy to learn.

School Education

The education structure is now divided as 5+3+3++4.

Age 6 to 8, grade 1-2. It is called Foundational Stage.

Age 8 to 11, Grades 3-5. It is called Preparatory Stage. It promotes play, discovery and activity based and interactive classroom learning.

Age 11-14, Grade 5-8. It is called Middle Stage. Promotes experiential learning in the sciences, mathematics, arts, social sciences and humanities.

Age 14-18, Grade 9-12. It is called Secondary Stage. It promotes multidisciplinary study, greater critical thinking, flexibility and student choice of subjects.

Board Exams and school exams.

School exams will be held only for three levels i.e. Classes 3,5 and 8.

For Board exams, a new national assessment centre PARAKH, which stands for Performance Assessment, Review and Analysis of Knowledge for Holistic Development will be established.

Students will be provided with Board Exams up to two occasion, one main examination and one for improvement, if desired.

Sakshi Deora

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