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The Question of Language in Education

The Report of the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy displays neither rigour nor vision. Its introduction of a provision for instruction in the mother tongue up to Class 5 is to be welcomed, but its complete neglect of these languages in higher education will ensure that this cannot be implemented.Â

New Education Policy and the Continuing Contentions

A critical reading of the Report of the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy underscores the continuing contentions in India. The article analyses these contentions in terms of how systemic misadventures are collaterally damaging the existing complexities of education in the present-day choice discourse in the country.

Higher Education

The Report of the Committee for Evolution of the New Economic Policy, as well as "Some Inputs for Draft National Education Policy" brought out by the Ministry of Human Resource Development are both unaware of the ground that they stand on and hence of the true significance of their own role in shaping the future of higher education. The documents seem to have only a blurred sense of the big picture.

Education in Disarray

The chairperson of the Committee for Evolution of the New Education Policy writes on the committee's findings and what ails education in India today.

'Skill India' or Deskilling India

The "Skill India" mission will lead to the deskilling of India on a massive scale, compelling crores of skilled workers in the unorganised sector to work for even lower wages than at present. In the proposed Policy on National Education 2016, linked to Make in India through Skill India, we have the insidious design of exclusion with which today's Dronacharyas will appropriate the skills and the knowledge acquired by crores of Eklavyas, in order to advance the interest of the ruling classes and castes.

School Education

The proposed National Policy on Education 2016 has important implications with respect to school education in India. While acknowledging some of its positive features, attention must be focused on objectives of education as espoused in the policy: key amendments suggested in the Right to Education Act, 2009; position and importance of Early Childhood Care and Education and reforms proposed in the curriculum and assessment practices in schools.
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