Education Minister on NEP: India’s Guide to Achieving the G20 Vision

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the new National Education Policy (NEP) is based on the fundamental principles of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability. It is India’s benchmark for promoting lifelong learning opportunities and achieving the shared vision of the G20.

Pradhan was addressing the gathering at the G-20 Education Minister’s Meeting in Bali on the theme ‘Recover, Reimagine and Rebuild Stronger’.

“The NEP based on the core principles of access, equity, quality, affordability and accountability is India’s guide to promoting lifelong learning opportunities and achieving the shared vision of the Education Task Force of the G20,” he said on Thursday.

Pradhan said India is placing special emphasis on formalizing early childhood care and education, supporting differently-abled children, boosting digital and multimodal learning, flexible entry and exit pathways , integrating education with skills, which are key to improving learning outcomes.

“India has launched virtual schools and is in the process of creating a digital university and more than 260 channels dedicated to education in multiple Indian languages ​​to broaden the scope of education and also to achieve the goal of make education equitable and accessible,” he said.

The Education Minister stated that the NEP has paved the way for internationalization of education in India and the country welcomes foreign universities to set up campuses at GIFT City in Ahmedabad.

“We are also in the process of introducing policy measures to allow foreign universities to set up their campus in India. India’s commitment is to work together with G20 member states to establish an education system where the results of learning match 21st century skills. For education to be the engine of global growth, every effort must be made to harness the full potential of our G20 Education Task Force,” he added.

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