New Education Policy was launched on July 29, 2020

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The NEP 2020 aims at making “India a global knowledge superpower”

The new academic session will begin in September-October and the government aims to introduce the policy before the new session kicks in

Here are the key points of the new education policy 2020:

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The mother tongue or local or regional language is to be the medium of instruction in all schools up to Class 5 (preferably till Class 8 and beyond), according to the policy

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The new school system will be a 5+3+3+4 formula instead of the current 10+2 followed across schools in India

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Report cards will be a comprehensive report on skills and capabilities instead of just marks and statements

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A dedicated unit for the purpose of orchestrating the building of digital infrastructure will be created to look after the e-education needs

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Board Examination will be low stakes, based on knowledge application

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There will be no hard separation among ‘curricular’, ‘extracurricular’, or ‘co-curricular’, among ‘arts’, ‘humanities’, and ‘sciences’, or between ‘vocational’ or ‘academic’ streams

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The NEP also offers multiple exit options to students under which students will have the option to leave college whenever they want

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There will be focus on making universities multi-disciplinary. This means that an institution will have to teach arts, science, social science, everything under one roof

"The New Education Policy is a long due and much awaited reform in the education sector which will transform millions of lives in the times to come" - Prime Minister Narendra Modi