BJP recently has bagged the win in Lok Sabha Elections consecutively two times since year 2014. The party after coming into power has started working towards country’s improvement and released its first 100-days action plan.
The education sector has also been taken into account to look for further additions to improve the elementary, secondary and higher education in India.
The agendas that have been set by Narendra Modi and his party for education sector:-
– Unveiling of a New Education Policy, which was in halt from last 4 years is finally to be implemented. It is to be noted that NEP was one of the biggest promises made by Modi government before coming into power in year 2014. The main agendas of NEP will be improvement of quality education, curriculum, bringing in new technology and changing the pedagogy.
“The New Education Policy will be first handed over to the new HRD minister and then will be put it up on the website by May 31st,” a senior official of MHRD said. The ministry will also take feedback from the public on the document on June 1st and finalise the cabinet note by July 1st.
– Addition of 10 Institutions of Eminence (IoE) to the existing sanctioned strength of 20 and is keen to expand the strength to 30. IoEs are expected to break into the international top 100 club of academic institutions. A cabinet note on the proposal will be moved in the second week of July this year.
– The plan is to replace the existing UGC (University Grants Commission) with another Higher Education Commission. The ministry will make a fresh attempt once the new cabinet steps in. Also the ministry will discuss the draft act with the state government in June and a final decision will be made in August.
– The government will also bring in New Accreditation System in addition to NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), where the private agencies will be given power to rate the higher educational institutions. Applications to hire these agencies will be invited by the second week of July and they will be appointed by August 15th.
– National Research Fund Act will be implemented to introduce a separate Science and Engineering Research body, which will be responsible to fund all research activities in the country.
– To fill 5 lakh vacant faculty positions in higher education, an online portal will be set-up to monitor filling up of vacant teaching positions across state, central and private universities.
Other than the education sector, the agendas that have been set for other sectors are- Smart City Mission, technological intervention in Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna, introduction of Phase 3 of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, extension of National Rurban Mission (NRuM) upto 300 large urban centres developed so far etc.
BJP in its election manifesto ‘Sankalp Patra’ 2019 had delivered many promises to expand the verge of education sector. Now after coming to power it is to be seen that how many of them are to be tick marked.