Draft Education Policy to be Submitted to MHRD

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Assam state education department will send its views and inputs on the Draft National Education Policy, 2019 to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in August.

In order to give suggestions on the new draft policy, a symposium was held in Guwahati to invite deliberations and discussions from academicians from across the state which was attended by state education minister Siddhartha Bhattacharyya, Vice-Chancellors of different universities and principals of various colleges of the state.

The new draft education policy introduced by the central government in order to reform the education system at all levels of education right from school level to higher education.

 The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development constituted a committee in June 2017 to prepare the Draft National Education Policy under the chairmanship of Dr. K Kasturirangan and the committee submitted its report on May 31, 2019. The report proposes an education policy which seeks to make the education system more accessible, equitable, affordable and accountable.

However, officials said that the new education policy seeks to make the education system in tandem with the new millennium and aims to be a collaborative exercise between various stakeholders.

Moreover, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Monday said there will be no imposition of Hindi language on students of non-Hindi speaking states after a severe backlash over the government’s three-language formula in its new draft National Education Policy 2019.

According to the draft policy, Hindi and English languages would be made compulsory in schools, while students can also choose a regional language of their own as an alternative to promote local languages.

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