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New education policy report submitted

New policy is expected to give a direction to the education sector which suffers from quality concerns

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 27 2016 3:30PM | Updated Date: May 27 2016 3:40PM

New education policy report submitted
T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India, has submitted the report to the human resource development ministry said on Friday. The report will be evaluated by the ministry and put for ‘public views’ before a final draft is prepared.
 
The new education policy, which is coming after a gap of almost three decades, is expected to give a direction to the education sector in India which has grown greatly in proportion but suffers from quality concerns.
 
Though the HRD ministry did not reveal the content of the report, it is believed to have provided solutions to several challenges of the sector, including quality in both school and higher education.
 
It would probably also employability challenge, regulation of private education, internationalization of higher education and a possible restructuring of education regulators like University Grants Commission and All India Council of Technical Education.
 
On 18 May, Subramanian, former cabinet secretary had said on the sideline of an event that he believes that the report will serve the sector and will address several challenges faced by education providers in the country. “We have travelled wide and discussed with all kinds of stake holders both in school and higher education sector. I hope, it is a fine report,” he said, without giving details of the report.
 
The report will be evaluated by the ministry and put for public views before a final draft is prepared. “Let me say, it’s not final. The final policy may take a couple of months. It will be a milestone for the country’s education system,” an official from HRD Ministry said, who declined to be named.