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Review Papers | Social Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
The Role of NEP 2020 in Transforming India into an Equitable Knowledge Society
Hemanthakumar K. P.
Abstract: Deemed as the first education policy of the 21st century, National Education Policy 2020 has created quite a stir amongst citizens of the country. There is a sense of aspiration, hope, excitement, curiosity and eagerness regarding the inclusivity and progressiveness of this plan, first published on the 30th of July, by The Ministry of Education, Government of India. Proposing revolutionary changes through a unique, bottom-up approach, the policy is already garnering support and opposition across several avenues. According to NEP 2020, students will be the primary stakeholders in the all-important mission to propel India into an equitable and lively knowledge society. This implies that students will be treated as active participants in the policies that relate to the development of this nation. India, owing to its under-educated and overpopulated demographic, is home to a large body of manual unskilled/semi-skilled labour. In addition to this, children in rural areas continue to be starved of quality education due to a lack of infrastructure, facilities, trained staff, familial support, and more. Hopefully, NEP 2020 will be capable of tackling these challenges with determination and vigor.
Keywords: NEP, New Educational Policy-2020
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 819 - 821