Discussions / Critiques

Discussions/ Critiques of MHRD NEP Report

Links/ Discussions –  Critiques and Recommendations on ‘Some Inputs for Draft National Education Policy 2016’, June 2016 –

This new MHRD  document, “Some Inputs for Draft National Education Policy 2016” was first posted on the official NEP website – http://mhrd.gov.in/nep-new – for comments to be posted by August 16, 2016.  From the beginning of August, translations of the document in other languages beginning with Hindi appeared and the deadline was extended to September 15, 2016. By the third week of August, translations had appeared in 11 other regional languages.

It should be noted that this 43-page document has selectively  incorporated perspectives from the far larger 2-Volume Subramanian Committee Committee  Report without ever mentioning the latter even once! Some of the following discussions refer to both Reports

Consultation organised by Tata Trusts and Council for Social Development in New Delhi, ‘Recommendations for India’s New Education Policy 2016’, submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource on August 13, 2016

Anil Sadgopal, ‘Skill India’ or Deskilling India : An Agenda of Exclusion’, EPW, Vol. 51, Issue No. 35, 27 Aug, 2016 http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/commentary/skill-india-or-deskilling-india.html

Satish Deshpande, ‘Higher Education :An Uncertain Policy Process’, EPW, Vol. 51, Issue No. 35, 27 Aug, 2016 http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/draft-policy-education-2016/higher-education.html

Ayesha Kidwai, ‘The Question of Language in Education’, EPW, Vol. 51, Issue No. 35, 27 Aug, 2016  http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/draft-policy-education-2016/question-language-education.html

L.N. Venkatraman, ‘New Education Policy and the Continuing Contentions’, EPW, Vol. 51, Issue No. 35, 27 Aug, 2016, http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/draft-policy-education-2016/new-education-policy-and-continuing-contentions.html

Disha Nawani, School Education, EPW, Vol. 51, Issue No. 35, 27 Aug, 2016, http://www.epw.in/journal/2016/35/draft-policy-education-2016/school-education.html

Krishna Kumar, ‘From Sibal to Irani and Now Javadekar, Why Has the HRD Ministry Been So Restive?’, The Wire, August 22, 2016, http://thewire.in/60620/mhrd-education-liberalisation/

Manasi Thapliyal and Manoj K. Chahil, ‘In New Draft HRD Policy, Modi Government’s Casual Plagiarism Continues’, The Wire, August 21, 2016

Dr Subhash C Khuntia , ‘Improving the quality of school education’,  The Sentinel, Sept. 3, 2016 http://www.sentinelassam.com/editorial/story.php?sec=3&subsec=0&id=279800&dtP=2016-09-02&ppr=1#.V8p8W8kpfIV