University World News reports that India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development has unveiled a draft National Education Policy. It was released just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a solid majority for his BJP party in national elections, giving him a second term in office. The plans could significantly increase demand for Higher Education.
The ambitious plan lays out a wide-ranging restructuring of higher education in the country and aims to promote a research culture in higher education with the creation of a new National Research Foundation.
The 470-page NEP document covering early years, primary and secondary as well as higher education “is built on the foundational pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability”, according to a government statement, and would be aligned with global Sustainable Development Goals.
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