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Central Government plans to redraft national education policy

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Centre plans to redraft national education policy

New Delhi: The Centre has an ambitious plan that would embark to redraft the national education policy, it will involve the various stakeholders including states, parents, students and educationists.

Earlier the education policy was formulated in 1986 and was amended in 1992 and has been in force since then. The Centre will work on the new education policy which will take a wide range of issues including the curriculum issue.

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani on Monday said her ministry was drawing up a schedule to hold consultations with the stakeholders, including state Education Secretaries, to address the concerns of the new India, and its aspirations. The new policy will make India ready to deal with challenges, she said.

Irani added that during her last meeting with the directors of IIMs and IITs, 10 goalposts had been identified. "The new goalposts will be the foundation for future curriculum as well. Within 20 days, the IITs have marked 10 goalposts. I have shared goalposts with IIMs, as well," Irani said.

The 10 goal posts of research of nationally relevant themes have been identified and sub-groups on each comprising experts are being set up to formulate a time bound action plan, government sources said. These themes, include areas of healthcare, energy, sustainable urban design, nano technology, electronic hardware, defence, affordable housing, water resources and advance material.

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