Published: 29th July 2020
Union Cabinet approves NEP, HRD Ministry to be renamed as Ministry of Education
The New Education Policy would allow global universities to set up their campus in the country. The new policy would also see an overhaul of the system in place in higher education
The Union Cabinet, which met in New Delhi on Wednesday morning, has approved a new education policy, details of which will be announced later today.
Among the major Cabinet, decisions include the renaming of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) as the Ministry of Education.
The announcement regarding the same is likely to be made later today. The decision is according as per the recommendations of the draft New Education Policy, which suggested it to bring the focus back on education and learning. A briefing of the decisions of the Cabinet is scheduled to be given later today by Union HRD Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
The New Education Policy would allow global universities to set up their campus in the country. The new policy would also see an overhaul of the system in place in higher education.
The Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had informed earlier that the new education policy, NEP would be resolving various issues in the education sector. He also said that the new policy would help the youth take up higher education more easily.