NEP 2020 Review Meeting: PM Modi Suggests Hybrid System Of Learning To Avoid Overexposure of Technology

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the status of implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

Modi was informed that formulation of National Curriculum Framework, under the guidance of National Steering Committee, is in progress. He observed that a hybrid system of online and offline learning should be developed to avoid over-exposure of technology to school-going children.

Several initiatives have been rolled out as part of NEP 2020 in the two years since its launch.

Multilinguality in education and testing is being stressed upon to ensure that lack of knowledge of English does not impede aspirations of any student. States are publishing bilingual/trilingual textbooks at foundational level and content on DIKSHA platform has been made available in 33 Indian languages. NIOS has introduced Indian Sign Language (ISL) as a subject at the Secondary level.

The PM was also told that NTA has conducted JEE exam in 13 languages.

Indian Knowledge System (IKS) is being promoted as per recommendations of NEP 2020. An IKS cell has been established in AICTE and 13 IKS centres have been opened across the country.

Students have been allowed to pursue two academic programmes simultaneously, as UGC recommended.

Modi suggested that secondary schools with science labs should engage with farmers in their area for soil testing.

The meeting was attended by Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State in MSDE Rajeev Chandrashekhar, Minister of State in MoE Annapurna Devi among others.

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