NEP 2020 a learner Centered Policy, cover story 30 october 2023

NEP 2020  a learner Centered Policy
News Kashmir Analysis
Education is the cornerstone of civilization.
No society can progress without education.
In a bright development for education system of country,
The National Education Policy of India 2020 (NEP 2020), which was started by the Union Cabinet of India on 29 July 2020, outlines the vision of new education system of India.[1] The new policy replaces the previous National Policy on Education, 1986.[a] The policy is a comprehensive framework for elementary education to higher as well as vocational training in both rural and urban India.
It is heartening to note that The policy aims to transform India’s education system by 2030.
NEP also aims to make the education in India learner or student centered.
Globally it has been found that Learner-centered teaching encourages students to reflect on what they are learning and how they are learning it. It is teaching that encourages collaboration, acknowledging the classroom (be it virtual or real) as a community where everyone shares the learning agenda.
Some months back , in order to celebrate the successful completion of three years of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Central University of Kashmir (CUK)  organised a press conference in Srinagar. The press conference was addressed by the Vice-Chancellor (VC) CUK Prof. A. Ravinder Nath.
Addressing the media, Prof. A. Ravinder Nath said, “NEP-2020 is basically focussing on catering to the learner interest and nurturing the learner abilities in developing economies, building societies and fostering leadership, which can convert the human potential into national empowerment”.
The programme was conducted as part of Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam, a nationwide celebration regarding the completion of NEP-2020.
Flanked by the Dean Academic Affairs, Prof. Shahid Rasool, Convener NEP-2020 Implementation Committee, Prof. Syed Zahoor Geelani, and Deans of various schools of the varsity, Prof. Nath presented an overview of various steps and measures initiated by CUK and said that no stone is being left unturned to ensure proper and timely implementation of NEP in letter and spirit. He said that all efforts are being made to equip the students with skills relevant for the market and the opportunity for both vertical and horizontal mobility across the nation and abroad. CU Kashmir intends to offer holistic education through multidisciplinary approaches, while focusing on skill development, innovation and enterprise, he added.
NEP focuses on : To provide equitable access to quality education to all students irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds, gender, or physical abilities.
One hopes that NEP 2020 is full implemented in Jammu and Kashmir,  and in heartening developments we are seeing academic authorities fully implementating the NEP 2020.
It is  a welcome development above all that NEP is a learner centered approach.