“The National Education Policy (NEP) envisages all colleges and universities to be multidisciplinary, but the dilution of big institutions will not be good for the country,” Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said.
“It envisages all colleges and universities to be multidisciplinary. Let IIT deal with engineering, IIM with management, AIIMS with medical, and FTII with acting. Dilution of such big institutes will not be good for the talent of the country,” Sisodia told the media when asked about the NEP.
He said that in our country, there are already multidisciplinary institutions, and some of them are catering to a single sector. The system is doing pretty good and should not be interfered.
Sisodia also stated that there are some progressive points in the New Education Policy but how to implement them and what the roadmap is not mentioned in the new policy.
“It also calls for creating new institutions like a National Testing Agency; the policy states that new regulatory authorities will be created which will be over regulations,” Sisodia said.
He further said, “In the new policy, we are still sticking to board exams that have become obsolete these days in the world. You should think of something new and look for continuous evaluation.”
“It has to be ensured that every child gets equal education like there is a need to bridge the gap in the education a child getting in the metro city to that of a village,” the Minister said.
“How to improve government schools, there is not much emphasis on this aspect in this policy; instead, it focuses on encouraging private education institutes. So this means that the government is running away from its responsibilities,” he said.
Some steps are amazing, like introducing a gateway for foreign universities into the country. It will be suitable for the students who want to get an education of international standards within the home country. Another good thing to be noted is that the foundational education will be given in the mother tongue, he added.