Jagran Bureau, New Delhi. The campaign for reforms in education may intensify in the coming days. It will also see progress in many pending cases like the formation of the Higher Education Commission of India (HEKI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). Following the guidance from the Prime Minister, the Education Ministry is currently busy implementing the recommendations related to the National Education Policy (NEP) expeditiously. In the targets set in this regard, about 200 recommendations related to NEP will be implemented this year.

Important meeting regarding the formation of Higher Education Commission

In this sequence, the Education Minister has held an important meeting regarding the formation of the Higher Education Commission of India. This decision to further expedite the implementation of NEP was taken after a high-level meeting convened by the Prime Minister last week on the implementation of NEP. In this, all the top officials of the Ministry including the Education Minister and experts related to the implementation of the policy were also present.

the round of meetings intensified

The special thing is that after the review of the Prime Minister, the round of meetings in the ministry regarding the implementation of the policy has intensified. Along with this, the implementation of the set targets is being reviewed afresh. A major part of the policy will be implemented this year in the strategy that has been prepared at present.

The Ministry of Education has

The 200 recommendations related to the policy, which have been identified, include preparing the curriculum related to school education, setting a new learning outcome for pre-primary to 12th, making necessary reforms to make the examination easier, etc. It is to be known that after the National Education Policy came in the year 2020, the Ministry of Education had identified 300 recommendations regarding its implementation.

This year the emphasis will be on implementation

Each of these recommendations is placed as a target. Most of the recommendations related to the policy are being implemented this year also because the government is finding it difficult to get such an appropriate time now. The government will enter an electoral turn from next year in view of the 2024 general elections. In such a situation, it will be difficult for him to take big decisions.

There will be four institutions under the Higher Education Commission of India

Four institutions will work under the proposed commission.

1- National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) : It will act as a regulator for higher education, whose purview will include all higher education except medical and legal education.

2- National Accreditation Council (NAC): It will replace NAAC and evaluate higher educational institutions.

3- Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC) : It will look after the funding of higher educational institutions. At present, the work of funding of higher educational institutions is with the UGC only.

4- General Education Council (GEC): It will look after the formulation and implementation of innovative education programs in higher educational institutions.

About 14 regulators working now

At present, about 14 regulators work in the field of higher education including UGC, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). These include technical education, teacher education, education councils related to skill development, etc.

Edited By: Krishna Bihari Singh