The NEP replaced the National Policy on Education, framed in 1986. It is aimed at paving the way for transformational reforms in school and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Thursday on the completion of one year of the new National Education Policy (NEP) via video conferencing. He will also launch multiple initiatives in the education sector. It is expected that he will launch the academic bank of credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in higher education; first year engineering programmes in regional languages and guidelines for internationalization of higher education along with Vidya Pravesh, a three-month play-based school preparation module for Grade 1 students; Indian sign language as a subject at secondary level; NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT; SAFAL (structured assessment for analysing learning levels), a competency-based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools; and a website dedicated to artificial intelligence.