Here is how the school and higher education are likely to change in India.
Education reforms are to be introduced in higher education and the school sector. The reform comes after 34 years and is likely to benefit students, education professionals, and even the labor market.
The higher education regulation will be made simpler after merging University Grants Commission (UGC) and India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which serve as the regulator for higher education. It is still not clear whether foreign universities will be allowed to operate independently in India in the near future.
It has also been revealed that ‘education ministry’ is the new name for ‘human resource development ministry’
“We have gone for systemic reform than incremental reform,” said Amit Khare, the higher education secretary.
There will also be no rigid separation between the three streams; commerce, arts, and science if these reforms will be implemented. The students will have the flexibility to choose subjects according to their liking.
Reforms will also be made in the board structure of 10+2 education. The changes are aimed to make exams more focused on core competencies and the implementation can be expected from the 2021 session.
Emphasis on the vernacular medium will also be made and the vocational subjects are to be included in the curriculum from 6th standard in schools. This will also include an internship for hands-on experience in different subjects.
As for region-wise change, more focus on the regional language will be expected.