Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the New Education Policy announced by the government emphasizes on making ‘job creators’ instead of ‘job seekers’ and asserted that attempts are being made to transform intent and content of education in the country.
Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, he said the New Education Policy-2020 announced earlier this week emphasizes on the interdisciplinary study which will ensure that the focus is on what the
student wants to learn.
The role of the youth is very important in achieving the goal of ‘ease of living’ to give a better life to the poor, he told students.
The New Education Policy proposes sweeping changes including opening up of Indian higher education to foreign universities, dismantling of the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the introduction of a four-year multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options, and discontinuation of the M Phil programme.