Why is it Challenging to implement NEP 2020 in Academic Institutions?
Implementing NEP 2020 in institutions can be challenging due to the significant changes it proposes, the need for investment in infrastructure and resources, and the need for a change in mindset and culture among stakeholders.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a comprehensive policy framework aimed at transforming the Indian education system. While the NEP 2020 offers a vision for a more holistic and integrated education system, implementing it in institutions can be challenging for several reasons.
Firstly, the NEP 2020 calls for significant changes in the education system, including restructuring school and higher education, the adoption of a new curriculum, and an emphasis on experiential learning. Implementing these changes requires significant investment in infrastructure, faculty training, and resources, which can be a major challenge for many institutions, especially those with limited budgets.
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Secondly, the NEP 2020 proposes a significant shift towards digital and online learning, which requires institutions to have access to technology and digital resources. This can be a challenge for institutions operating in remote areas or those with limited resources.
Thirdly, implementing the NEP 2020 requires a significant change in mindset and culture among educators, students, and other stakeholders. This can be a challenge in a system that has traditionally been focused on rote learning and examinations.
Finally, the NEP 2020 also proposes changes in governance structures and regulations, which can be difficult to implement in a highly regulated and bureaucratic system.
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Overall, while the NEP 2020 provides a roadmap for transforming the Indian education system, implementing it in institutions can be challenging due to the significant changes it proposes, the need for investment in infrastructure and resources, and the need for a change in mindset and culture among stakeholders.
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Prof. Ashok Kumar is former Vice-Chancellor of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University, Gorakhpur (U.P.) & CSJM University, Kanpur, (U.P.), Nirwan University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, and Shri Kallaji Vedic University, Nimbahera, Rajasthan. He is President of the Social Research Foundation, International Society of Life Sciences.