The Times of India reports that the nation’s education policy is under revision. A draft that includes the proposed changes shall be delivered to the center before 2 November 2018. Apparently, the draft has seen almost four extensions before it was finalized to be presented to the center. Edupreneurs are eager for this shift, especially Educomp Shantanu Prakash, who tweeted about the matter.
The changes it’ll bring in the Indian education sphere shall nothing short of revolutionary. This draft will harmonize and balance the school curriculum. Like the American education system, where equal weight is given to sports, the Indian education sector will cut the academic load and replace it with physical education. Indistinguishable and overlapping regulations that cause red tape nightmares will also be removed.
The new draft brings Indian languages to the forefront. The Mathematics curriculum is slated for a drastic change in the draft. After some rehashes and revisions, the Ministry of Human Resources and Development is going to forward the proposal to the parliament. The revision was imperative as it’s the first major amendment in the curriculum after 26 years. It was last revised in 1992, after the education policy was raised in 1986.
The draft has been made keeping a 20-year strategy in mind. It’s why the government has plenty of time to present it for approval in both of the houses. According to Educomp Shantanu Prakash, the 20-year strategy empowers technological advancements in the Indian education infrastructure. The Times of India adds that the draft policy is set to be presented in the winter session.
Various sources claim the new policy to be concurrent with some of the other reforms introduced by the government. The report states, “This has also been a reason for the delay as they keep on updating the draft. Big restructuring in the regulatory framework is one of the focus. There will be increased stress on traditional knowledge, Indian languages, and mathematics at school level.”
Education sector investors Byju Raveendran and Educomp Shantanu Prakash believe that the draft should not be delayed. The education policy needs an overhaul that invites technological add-ons. Hopefully, by the end of 2019, we’ll see every Indian school modernized with the latest teaching tools that enable smart education.