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Proposed New Education Policy: Rings Death-Knell of Education in this Land of Tradition of Knowledge and Scholarship

Synopsis

The HRD Ministry of the Union government has come out with a document on a proposed New Education Policy on 21 March 2015. It is an elaborate multi-tier arrangement, time-bound as professed. It consists of a 17 page part on policy and object lay-out termed Consultation Process, two documents on Themes and questions for Policy Consultation with a 27 page part on School education and a 55-page one on Higher Education. The Rationale and Objectives page of the first document presents that whereas ‘Previous Commissions for framing Education Policy had a Topdown approach’, here the objective was ‘to ensure an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach’ on a ‘time-bound, grassroot consultative process’ based on’ ‘online consultation’ with a ‘complete transparency of consultation process’. The school education document enlists 13 themes each with scores of questions. Similarly, the higher education document has 20 themes and their questions.

 

 

Proposed New Education Policy: Rings Death-Knell of Education in this Land of Tradition of Knowledge and Scholarship

Synopsis

The HRD Ministry of the Union government has come out with a document on a proposed New Education Policy on 21 March 2015. It is an elaborate multi-tier arrangement, time-bound as professed. It consists of a 17 page part on policy and object lay-out termed Consultation Process, two documents on Themes and questions for Policy Consultation with a 27 page part on School education and a 55-page one on Higher Education. The Rationale and Objectives page of the first document presents that whereas ‘Previous Commissions for framing Education Policy had a Topdown approach’, here the objective was ‘to ensure an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach’ on a ‘time-bound, grassroot consultative process’ based on’ ‘online consultation’ with a ‘complete transparency of consultation process’. The school education document enlists 13 themes each with scores of questions. Similarly, the higher education document has 20 themes and their questions.

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