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Analysis of the New Education Policy 2020


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) released a new National Education Policy on 29th July, 2020. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, tweeted that the new policy is based on access, equality, quality and affordability and aims to transform the level of education in India by transforming it into a “vibrant knowledge hub”. In light of the same the MHRD has been renamed “Ministry of Education” to showcase that the country’s focus on education has deepened. It aims to achieve 100% gross enrolment ratio in school education by 2030 and 50% in higher education by 2035.

In this article, I will discuss the need for a new education policy, the major reforms brought about by the Government, its significance and conclude with a critical analysis of the same.

Need for a new policy