India’s new education policy evokes mixed reaction – Times of Oman

SourceTimes of Oman

August 1, 2020 | 11:59 AM by Xinhua NEW DELHI: India has adopted the New Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) for both schools and colleges, which has evoked a mixed response from across the society, including the educationists, academicians, political class and cultural leaders. The policy aims at increasing the annual budgetary allocation from 4.3 percent to 6 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The new education policy is seen in line with the traditional Indian culture as it lays focus on several aspects like regional languages, culture and traditions, that have been the key elements of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), or National Volunteers Organization, which claims to be a socio-cultural organization. On Friday English daily "The Times of India" quoted D. Ramakrishna Rao, the president of RSS' education wing -- " more...