National Education Policy
This New Education Policy focuses on bringing a change in the education system in
terms of the annual curriculum and the structure that is being followed in the schools.
NEP will take into account the needs and interests of the students concerning
academics as well as vocational education which will broadly focus on their personal
development. There are always advantages and disadvantages of each and everything.
New education policy is all about the policy which is made for sake of students to
provide the facility in each area of educational purposes.
So, some of the major benefits of the New Education Policy are as follows:
● The very first thing is that, as per NEP, education will be made compulsory for
children between the age group of 6-18 years. While earlier it was 6- 14 years. So, this
will be of great benefit for the students who want to learn and grow.
● There will be no separation between science, commerce, and arts; students will be
free to choose any subject of their choice from any stream. It will be more of an
Interdisciplinary kind of thing and it will help the students to choose subjects as per their
choice and interest. The main focus behind this is to be more informative concerning
different grounds of study.
● It aims to enhance critical thinking and practical learning among the students. NEP
will prove to be beneficial for the students as they will get a chance to upgrade their
skills and talents besides their academics. It won't be the same as the monotonous way
of studying and writing exams as followed by the Indian education system. It will be
more about participating in co-curricular activities and personal development.
● It will also aim towards providing vocational education and activity-based learning to
children from a very early age i.e. from the 6th standard. It will help them build a very
strong foundation from the grassroots level.
● It will also emphasize on higher participation of students in co-curricular activities such
as dancing, singing, art and craft, theatre, photography, etc.
● Also, with the coming up of this policy, there will be a provision to choose the mother
tongue as the medium of teaching. This will be beneficial for younger children to learn
and grab things easily and quickly.
● NEP will not only focus on the academics' part of a student but it will be of 360-
degree viewpoint starting from academics, co-curricular activities, participation rate,
self-assessment, behavior with peer group members, etc. This is what is needed for the
overall development of a child i.e. mental, physical, social, emotional.
● So, with all these, it aims to increase the quality of the current education system in
India be it at the junior level or higher level. It will emphasize more on practical learning
and gaining experience rather than just mugging up the bookish things.
• Now government to education has increased from 3 years to 18 years, earlier 6 to 14
age. • No more stereotype groups , now you choose any kind of permutations and
combinations in your subjects in higher education
• No fixed no of years, you do how many years you want, be it 1 year to 4 years of
graduation • Teaching of foreign languages and programming languages
• Less emphasis on one single day exam deciding your entire year result.
• More emphasis on extracurricular activities.
• More priority to scientific learning than the present rote learning system.
The New Education Policy will give importance to students' practical knowledge instead
of just pushing them towards rote learning. The NEP aims to make it easier to set up
new quality of higher educational institutes which will be at par with the global
What is the importance of educational policies?
Educational policies are important as at the National level they will influence how the
schools/colleges/universities; need to operate.
1. Educational policies set at the school/college or university level will influence a variety
of procedures within those institutions. E.g.
2. Most education establishments will feature documented policies about such areas as
3. Assessment; particularly in relation to:
4. Late assignment work:
5. Number of attempts allowed at each piece of work etc;
6. Incomplete course work;
7. Uniform (if it is a school)
8. Cause for concern (students);
9. Suspension and exclusion (students);
10.Equal opportunities and diversity;
11.Bullying and harassment;
Schools and colleges will have a reference point to go to if and when they need
guidance and clarification for all those working and attending the establishment
As to the features of each policy
The documents should be written with clarity and with robust information, covering all
the parameters of the topic.
The policy should, where possible, be accessible to students, should they wish to read
them!!! I hope this makes sense.