Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on August 30, said that the government apart from opposing National Education Entrance Test (NEET), is also against the National Education Policy (NEP). He stated that the NEP “is not a stepping stone, but a stumbling block”. He further stated, “we are resisting because we are a society which fought for the right to education”. The CM also intends on framing a State Education Policy.
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The DMK-led Tamil Nadu government has asked the 13-member panel headed by Justice D Murugesan, to draft a distinctive state education policy. The distinctive state education policy will be introduced as an alternative for the National Educational Policy (NEP), opposing the three-language formula and entrance exams for all UG courses. The panel is asked to submit recommendations within one year, and to keep in mind the youths of the state.
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In the Assembly on March 17, Gujarat government announced that Bhagavad Gita will be a part of the school syllabus from classes 6 to 12 in the state. During a discussion on budgetary allocations, Education Minister Jitu Vaghani made the announcement. The decision was taken to introduce the values and principles enshrined in Bhagavad Gita. Furthermore, the government will provide books and audio-video CDs to the students.
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In Himachal Pradesh, under the National Education Policy, the second term examination of classes 9 and 12 of batch 2021-22 will be conducted in two terms on the basis of a 50:50 syllabus. The exams will be conducted in November 2021 and March 2022. However, there will be a reduction of 30% in the course as per the last academic session 2020-21.
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Delhi Government has passed the proposal that mandates to instate 100 schools of 'specialised excellence' in the national capital. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia apprised that the schools will foster innovation and exploration, enabling students to excel across Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Performing and Visual Arts, besides state-of-the-art skills. Complying with the New Education Policy (NEP), 2020, the… read-more
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will let students undertaking board exams enhance scores in one subject through compartment exams now programmed immediately after the main exams. Reportedly, the final results based on the best of two marks will arrive on combined mark sheets. However, students wishing to reappear for two-plus subjects will have to sit with the subsequent batch next year. Notably, CBSE's revised rules are in… read-more
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The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is planning to introduce ancient Indian knowledge, Gita and Ramayana to 100 madrassas. Reportedly, a part of NIOS new curriculum in accordance with the NEP, it inculdes 15 new courses on 'Bharatiya Jnana Parampara' or Indian Knowledge Tradition. Including courses on Veda, yoga, vocations, Sanskrit and Maheswhara sutras, and focusing on grade 3, 5 and 8 student’s basic course, the scheme will be… read-more
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The Ministry of Labour and Employment is expected to formulate the National Employment Policy (NEP) by December 2021. The NEP will be chalked out in tandem with the execution of four labour codes and completion of four employment surveys. It aims to provide an impetus for improving job opportunities in the country through policy interventions. Besides, a quarterly survey will also be conducted to provide comprehensive data from both the… read-more
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Indian educational institutions that qualify as 'Institutions of Eminence' (IOEs) have now been permitted to establish campuses abroad, read the latest University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. The fresh guidelines, backed by the National Education Policy's (NEP) provisions, allow IOEs to set up three offshore campuses in five years but not more than one a year. However, permissions from the Education, Home, and External Affairs Ministry… read-more
The Delhi High Court has paved way for CBSE students to get their names and other details changed in class 10 and 12 marksheets and certificates. Hearing a CBSE appeal against earlier order where a student sought for name change of her mother in certificates, the court said, “it’s his/her name... let them change it as many times as they want." It also suggested to incorporate the initial information along with corrections on the certificates… read-more
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