Education Minister Recommends Setting Up Task Force For NEP 2020 Implementation

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New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has recommended the constitution of a Task Force to coordinate the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) implementation between higher education and school education departments of the Ministry of Education.

This is aimed at facilitating a smooth transition of students from school education to higher education. Pokhriyal assessed this while reviewing the NEP 2020 implementation with the senior ministry officials.

The education minister stressed on the need to shift focus from package culture to patent culture. The National Education Technology Forum (NETF) and National Research Foundation (NRF) are critical for the success of policy so they should be established in the year 2021-2022, he observed.

Pokhriyal urged the stakeholders to ensure synergy between the implementation of NEP 2020 and existing policies of the government. He also stressed on enabling linkages between the industry and academia for better outcomes.

As many as 181 tasks have been identified for implementation in Higher Education and a dashboard for monitoring the progress of matter with clear timelines and targets would be prepared. A monthly and weekly calendar would also be drawn up for implementation of the tasks so that every stakeholder is updated about the process.

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