ThoughtSpace Episode 9: India's New Education Policy in Waiting for Three Decades

8 February 2017
ThoughtSpace Episode 9: India's New Education Policy in Waiting for Three Decades
A conversation between Senior Fellow Kiran Bhatty and Richa Bansal

The government of India is working to bring out a New Education Policy or NEP to meet the needs of a changing India, ensuring quality, innovation, research to make the country a knowledge hub. The draft NEP, which was formulated under the regime of the previous HRD Minister Smriti Irani now lies in a state of flux since the change of guard, and there is a possibility that it could be revisited completely under a new committee. 

As India waits for a New Education Policy, which hasn’t been revised for over three decades now, and is critical to address the gaps in the existing public education system, in the ninth episode of CPR's podcast ThoughtSpace (above), Richa Bansal talks to Kiran Bhatty, a Senior Fellow at CPR and one of the experts consulted during the formulation of the first draft, to understand where we stand and what needs to be done.

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