Government to formulate new education policy
The government has proposed to formulate a new education policy to meet challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in Indian educational institutions, parliament was told Wednesday.
"The government proposes to formulate a new education policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality, research and innovation in our educational institutions," Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said in the Rajya Sabha.
She added that the National Policy on Education 1986, as amended in 1992, has been the guiding document for the policies of the central government in the education sector.
The policy provides for national system of education, which envisages a common educational structure of 10+2+3, implying that up to a given level, all students, irrespective of caste, creed, location or sex, have access to education of a comparable quality.
(Posted on 30-07-2014)