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NEP Aims To Transform The Intent And The Content Of The Education Sector

BW Education hosted Wednesday Wisdom "The New Education Policy: Discussing the Future" in association with BW Businessworld.

The Union Cabinet recently approved the National Education Policy 2020 bringing major reforms in higher education including a target of 50 per cent Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by 2035 and provision for multiple entry and exits.

To understand the impact of the New Education Policy 2020 on the Indian Education System, BW Education hosted Wednesday Wisdom "The New Education Policy: Discussing the Future" in Association with BW Businessworld.

The panel consisted of power-packed and eminent speakers: Dr SS Mantha, Former Chairman, All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE); Vinesh Menon, CEO- Education, Consulting and Skilling, Ampersand Group; Surabhi Goel, CEO, Aditya Birla World Academy, The Aditya Birla Integrated School and Aditya Birla Education Academy; Vinay Shukhla, Managing Partner, Eduvisors; Dr Suchitra Bhattacharya, Principal, Manav Rachna International School - MRIS, Faridabad. 

The session was chaired by Dr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & exchange4media Group.

Commenting on the long-term impact of the NEP on Indian education landscape, Dr S S Mantha, Former Chairman, All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) said, “A few days back, our PM said, the NEP aims to transform the intent and the content of the education sector. Now, this is a very profound statement. There is nothing wrong with the content. However, it needs implementation. That can be a real challenge and that’s what probably people will be working for, in the future.” He believes that the intent is there but the implementation challenges will have to be tackled.

In her opening statement, Surabhi Goel, CEO, Aditya Birla World Academy, underlined, “It’s a very progressive policy. I am very happy with the reduced pressure on the board exams. As somebody who runs a school and also a mother of 12 years old, I understand the pressure.”

Vinesh Menon, CEO- Education, Consulting and Skilling, Ampersand Group remarked, “the old education policy enforced almost three and a half decades ago, itself showed that it really wanted for a change. This particular policy is really India-centric. It’s been made a tremendous change from what it has been in 1986.” 

At the end of the session, audiences also engaged with their interesting questions that were answered by the panellists.



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