Union Cabinet of India has approved the New Education Policy, NEP 2020 on July 30, 2020, bringing various changes to Higher Education in the country.
Over the NEP, UGC Secretary, Prof Rajnish Jain, said, ” A lot of emphases has been given to the employability aspect of higher education.”
He also highlighted the important changes made in the Higher Education sector through the introduction of NEP 2020. He also believes that the education policy is a significant way of leading to the country’s development.
“As you know, there is already a Bachelor of Vocational Studies. These kinds of courses are already offered under the ‘Bachelor of Vocation’ program. Considering the importance of employability, vocational training in terms of the internship will be integrated at the undergraduate level in all the other general education courses,” he added.
He explained that the integration of undergraduate level from the first year, second-year vocational courses with degree courses can lead to enhancement in the employment of any graduate student.
As per him the NEP 2020 would bring about great institutional reforms, academic reforms, as well as many vocational education reforms as it has specifically talked about them. This type of education system would also lead to the integration of the Indian knowledge system, language, art and culture into a school curriculum.