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New Education Policy By December End: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

  • New Education Policy By December End: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

The union government will come out with the first draft of the new National Education Policy by this year end. According to Union Human Resources Development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar, the first draft of the new National Education Policy will come out by December end, he said on Sunday. The HRD ministry appointed a nine-member panel, headed by space scientist Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy (NEP) on June this year.

The HRD ministry chose experts and educationists from wide-ranging backgrounds to be part of the panel that is expected to recast India's education policy.

Besides Mr. Kasturirangan, who headed India's space agency ISRO, the panel includes former IAS officer and union tourism minister K J Alphonse Kanamthanam and Fields Medal winning mathematician Manjul Bhargava are members of the panel formed in June this year.

Minister Alphonse had played a key role in helping Kerala's Kottayam and Ernakulam districts achieve 100 percent literacy.

According to Press Trust of India, Ram Shanker Kureel, vice chancellor of the Baba Saheb Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, who has wide experience in the field of agriculture sciences and management, is also part of the panel.

Dr M K Shridhar, former member secretary of the Karnataka State Innovation Council, Dr T V Kattimani, an expert on language communication, Dr Mazhar Asif, professor of Persian at Guwahati University, and former director of education, Uttar Pradesh, Krishan Mohan Tripathi also bring a wealth of experience to the panel, the sources told PTI. Besides, the committee also comprises Vasudha Kamat, former vice chancellor of Mumbai's SNDT University.


: November 12, 2017 6:19 pm
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