PM Narendra Modi on NEP HIGHLIGHTS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives Indian Sign Language (ISL) the status of a language subject. Now, students will be able to study ISL like any other language in schools. This will ensure inclusivity especially for different-abled students, said PM. Another inclusive programme launched today was ‘AI for All’ under which any of any age will be trained in artificial intelligence, the course is offered online in regional languages.
Calling the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 a key contributor towards nation-building, PM Modi said, the new-age initiatives like NEP assure the youth that the nation is ready to support their dreams. The new education system is ready to offer them the opportunities and students can give direction to their dreams on their own, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The PM launched an array of initiatives including Nishtha 2.0 – a teacher training programme, Indian Sign Language (ISL) as a course in school education. PM also launched an Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) which will allow students to enter or exit a course whenever they wish and rejoin education from where they have left. Modi also launched degree programmes in regional languages. As reported by news18.com first, as many as 14 technical colleges will soon offer degree programmes in regional languages. Allowing education in the mother tongue was one of the most debated policies suggested under the NEP.
Key Initiatives Launched today
Prime Minister launched several initiatives here is look at the latest introduction in the education sphere
-- Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education
-- Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages
-- Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education
-- Vidya Pravesh, a three-month play-based school preparation module for class 1 students
-- Indian Sign Language as a subject at the secondary level
-- NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT
-- SAFAL (Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels) a competency-based assessment framework for classes 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools
-- Website dedicated to Artificial Intelligence training
-- National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR)
-- National Education Technology Forum (NETF).
NEP offers openness, freedom of choice to students: PM
The Prime Minister highlighted the openness and absence of pressure in the New Education Policy. He said that there is openness at the policy level and openness is also visible in the options available to the students. Options like multiple entry and exit will free students from the restrictions of staying in one class and one course. Similarly, the modern technology-based Academic Bank of Credit system will bring revolutionary change. This will give confidence to the student in choosing stream and subjects. 'Structured Assessment for Analyzing Learning levels', SAFAL will take away the fear of examination. The Prime Minister reiterated that these new programmes have the capability to change India’s destiny.
If youth gets a suitable environment, there is no limit to their growth: PM
During his address on the first anniversary of NEP, PM Modi said, if the younger generation gets an environment suitable for their dreams, there is no limit to their growth. He stressed that today’s youth wants to decide their systems and their world on their own terms. They need exposure and freedom from the shackles and restrictions. New Education Policy, assures our youth that the country is with them and their aspirations, said Modi.
PM Launches Online Course in AI in Regional Language
PM Modi launched AI for All programme which is aimed at training at least 1 million people in the first year of its launch. It is a 4-hour online course that enables anyone to learn the basics about artificial intelligence. It is developed by CBSE, Ministry of Education, and Intel India....read more
Indian Sign Language Given Status of Language Subject
For the first time, Indian Sign Language has been given the status of a language subject. Now sign language will be tought as any spoken language such as English, Hindi, Marathi, or any other language in school. Now students will be able to read it as a language. The initiative will ensure inclusivity for hearing and speech impaired students who use sign language to express themselves. "This will give a big boost to Indian Sign Language, will help our Divyang colleagues a lot," said PM Modi.
Education in Mother Tongue to Ensure Access to Education for Rural India: PM
Offering higher education in regional languages will ensure students hailing from lower-income, rural families who are capable but not trained in English will get access to education. This will ensure no one is discriminated against based on language, said Modi. He informed that more courses will be offered in regional languages and AICTE is creating database to allow colleges to offer courses in mother tongue, if there is a requirement.
14 Colleges to offer Engineering Degrees in regional languages
A total of 14 engineering colleges across 8 states will offer engineering degrees. This includes Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali — from the new academic year (2020-21). The AICTE is translating courses and creating online and offline content in 11 different languages...read more
NEP has the capability to change the future of India: PM
The new initiatives offered under the NEP have the capability to change the future of not just the students but the entire nation. The new initiatives are ready to give wings and directions to students and their aspirants. We free students from the water tight boundaries says PM during his address. He has launched several initiatives suggested in NEP.
Diksha gets 5 core hits a day, says PM Modi
The Diksha portal (government's e-learning platform gets 5 core hits a day and has registered over 23 crore hits in the past one year of pandemic, informed Modi. PM said, the youth of the nation is ready for change and need new-age resources to fulfil their dreams.
Many congratulations to all the countrymen and all the students on the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy. In the last one year, teachers, principals, policy makers of the country have worked very hard in bringing the National Education Policy to the ground, says PM
PM Launches NETF
Prime Minister Modi launched National Educational Technology Forum (NETF). The NETF is one of the many suggestions under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. It is an autonomous policy which will enable free exchange of ideas on the use of technology to enhance learning, assessment, planning, administration and so on, both for school and higher education.
What Does NEP Propose?
The NEP proposes sweeping changes including opening up of Indian higher education to foreign universities, dismantling of the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), introduction of a four-year multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options, and discontinuation of the MPhil programme.
Education Minister calls for Inclusive, Affordable Education
On 1 year of NEP2020, let us reiterate our resolve to make education holistic, affordable, accessible and equitable. Let us work together to realise the aspirations of a 21st-century Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) and to make India a vibrant knowledge economy, said Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
PM Modi to launch key initiatives
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch key initiatives today on the first anniversary of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Several big overhauls including launch of National Academic Bank, degree courses in regional languages are expected to be launched today.
PM Narendra Modi on HIGHLIGHTS: Other initiatives to be launched today include, offering sing language as a course in schools. Some other initiatives include Vidya Pravesh, a three-month play-based school preparation module for class 1 students, Indian Sign Language as a subject at the secondary level, NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT among others
The National Education Policy was introduced in 2020. It replaces a 34-year-old policy and envisions a complete overhaul of the Indian education system.