The Shivraj-led government launched the National Education Policy-2020 in the state on Thursday. The state after the NEP 2020 implementation has become the second state in the country after Karnataka to do so.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a meeting with presentees Governor Mangubhai C Patel and Higher Education Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav. Speaking on the occasion, Yadav said that the new education policy will break all the shackles and help students to explore outside their boundaries. The MP Education Minister added that earlier, a student had to study subjects prescribed according to a course. But now they can choose their subjects according to their interests Now, the new policy is implemented which is also focuses on National Service Scheme (NSS), National Cadet Corps (NCC), and skill-based subjects. Yadav informed that the government is also introducing agricultural science as a subject in Vikram University and Rani Durgavati University.
The minister stated that the government intends to implement NEP-2020 in all the regions of the state, which includes 16 government universities and 40 private universities, within four years. The Central government launched NEP on July 29, 2020. On its first anniversary last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched SAFAL, a competency-based assessment for grades 3, 5, and 8 introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education.