Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has announced that the government is in the process of framing a new education policy that will come out by 2015 and will witness the inclusion of common people in the decision-making process. This is aimed at removing the existing loopholes and providing easy access to better education to all sections of the society.
“Till now, the country’s education policy has been determined by some handful of experts only. But things would change soon. Next year, when the new education policy will be prepared, discussions will not be confined to the experts alone but the opinion of those living in villages will also be solicited,” she stated.
The minister also referred to the Udaan project, which would aim to provide free online resources to girl students of Class XI and Class XII for admission tests of premier engineering colleges. The project would focus at addressing the low enrolment ratio of girl students in prestigious technical institutions and to enable girl students to receive special incentives and support so that they can join these institutions.