New Delhi: In order to make India a global hub for knowledge economy, the government is all set to come up with a new education policy after two decades. The new education policy will be inspired by the rapid changes taking place in social, political, economical and technological fields.

To meet the required changes in education system, Central Government has constituted a 15-member commission headed by Professor Andre Bete to analyze the amendments that are to be made in education policy. The commission is expected to submit its report in next two years.

Former HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, before leaving the portfolio, managed to convince Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over his proposal.
Earlier in the year 1966, 1986 and in 1992, some amendments to the education policy had been made. According to the sources, the new education policy will overhaul the entire education system in the country. The commission will recommend the needful changes in the education to hone the skills and academic capabilities of students. The priority will be given to the students under reserved categories as well as to the girl students.

The role of local bodies such as municipal corporation and panchayati raj institutions in education system will also be redefined. The Commission will also recommend changes to add the ethical values in education system. It will also suggest ways how the students can become self dependant with proper planning.

The concept of college affiliation with the universities will also be reviewed. The students will be trained at all level of education system whether primary schools or universities to meet the international employment standards. A flexible concept of learning and teaching will be considered so that students can learn the way they wish to.  


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