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National Policy on Education 2016

A Comparative Critique with NPE 1986

S Ramamurthy (dharma@yahoo.com) is a former Syndicate member at the Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli. K Pandiyan (Skpandiyan@gmail.com) is with the Department of History, National College, Tiruchirappalli.

Any contemporary education policy will need to address the democratic and economic aspirations of the younger citizenry and must declare those concrete steps that would endure the realisation of those aims. But that has not been the case with the National Policy on Education 2016. The new education policy, as proposed, chooses not to address the fundamental issues plaguing the education system but instead, it propagates a corporate, neo-liberal, neo-cultural, a Sanskritised, global and market-oriented education system which is governed by a wholly separate and centralised bureaucracy, where state government power and oversight is minimal.

Updated On : 27th Apr, 2017

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