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View: India 2020 demands better education. National education policy is a start

View: India 2020 demands better education. National education policy is a start
View: India 2020 demands better education. National education policy is a start
NEP 2020 has now set up the National Higher Education Regulatory Council to replace UGC. The dark shadow cast by UGC has now been dispersed, opening up free thinking in universities while reducing micromanagement.

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Rural India’s aspiration for quality education has never really been met. It is important to aim high. Currently, GoI spends about Rs 12,500 annually, per enrolled student in 2014 (about 3-4% of GDP). This has been a stated goal for India’s education policy since the 1960s.

By Varun GandhiA typical school in Bikaner’s outlying villages in Rajasthan often has two classes conducted at the same time in a single room — with children sitting in rows, and one group facing one way, towards a wall with a blackboard, and another the other way. Sometimes lessons can be mixed up, making it hard for any student to understand arithmetic over the din — the teacher may not even come to know.Rural India’s aspiration for quality
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