The government of India has proposed to formulate a new education policy to meet challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in Indian educational institutions.
“The government proposes to formulate a new education policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in our educational institutions,” Human resource development minister Smriti Irani said in the Rajya Sabha. She added that the National Policy on Education 1986, as amended in 1992, has been the guiding document for the policies of the central government in the education sector.
The policy provides for national system of education, which envisages a common educational structure of 10+2+3, implying that up to a given level, all students, irrespective of caste, creed, location or sex, have access to education of a comparable quality. The national system of education envisages a common educational structure. The 10+2+3 structure has now been accepted in most parts of the country.
However, in the last twenty years, the education scenario has seen a monumental change with the emergence of several new paradigms like rights based approach to elementary education, the endeavour to extend universalisation to secondary education, reshape the higher education scenario and its impact on the innovation environment.