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Major Highlights : New National Education Policy 2020


The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP) and renamed the HRD Ministry as Education Ministry. The decision of changing the name of the ministry was done as per the recommendations listed in the draft on new education policy, which suggested it to bring the focus back on education and learning.


So, here are the Major Highlights from New National Education Policy 2020 which are stated as follows -

  • Board exams can be in modular form. Board examinations will be based on knowledge and application to discourage rote learning.

  • Attaining Foundational Learning & Numeracy Skills through National Mission by 2025.

  • MPhil courses to be discontinued.

  • Every Child will come out of School adept in at least one Skill.

  • All higher education institutions, except legal and medical colleges, to be governed by a single regulator.


  • Mother tongue to be a medium of instruction till 5th grade.

  • Common norms to be in place for private and public higher education institutions.

  • Common entrance exams to be held for admission to universities and higher education institutions.

  • All separations between vocational and academic and curricular and extra-curricular will also be removed.


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