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Sanskriti Singhal
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It is indeed very important to talk about the course of education in our country which is solely based on mugging-up the entire syllabus over and over, each year, without even understanding its practical basis. The ultimate goal of students is set to get the best grades. This idea is reinforced by parents and our educators who pack the young minds with the idea of only achieving quality grades, due to which, students think that education is just about scoring good and not about learning or acquiring skills.

Despite all these harsh realities, we can not overlook the amendments made in our education system by a committee chaired by Dr K. Kasturirangan, in the form of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020). With the implementation of this new policy, there’s been a great role assigned to Vocational Education, an education which promotes skill based learning unlike the traditional learning systems. The major reform of this policy are:

1) the replacement of 10+2 structure by a 5+3+3+4 model
2) no state language is imposed on students studying in any state
3) students are permitted to take the Board Examinations twice

This has been a great step by the government to induce changes in the traditional system of learning and promote skill based learning.

Earlier, the government used to spend 1.7% of the country’s GDP on education, but now, the government will spend 6% of the country’s GDP on education, which is more than 3 times of the earlier accounts. Probably the government is now acknowledging the importance of education in everyone’s lives and the future of our country.

We should always acknowledge the steps already taken by the government in improving the education conditions in our country and there’s always a hope for new and better adjustments in the field of education.