India Today Education Summit: Education Secretary Amit Khare told government’s new plan on NEP

India Today Education Summit 2020: The doors of private sector investment will remain open for the necessary funds, but as always it will not be given a chance to make profit. He reiterated that education is not a profitable venture.

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India Today Education Summit 2020:  Amit Khare, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy and Department of Higher Education, said that basic reforms are very important. He said that the cut-off score for admission in educational institutes is increasing, due to which the total focus of the students in schooling up to class 12th is more and more. It needs a change.Amit Khare gave an example that if a student has 100 out of 100 numbers in all the subjects, then it does not mean that he is the best student. That is why it is important to change the marking and assessment system of CBSE. After the new changes, the students will not be assessed on the basis of their numbers, but on the basis of their understanding, behavior and everything else. 

In response to this question, how will the needs of the funds required for these changes be fulfilled, he said that reforms are needed for changes at the ground level and not the funds. Although the need for funds cannot be completely ignored, it is a kind of social reform that is to be done to bring changes in the education system to the ground level and for this only the implementation of new rules and new thinking Only need 

The doors of private sector investment will remain open for the necessary funds, but as usual there will not be a chance to earn profit from it. He reiterated that education is not a profitable venture. Education institutions would be welcome to invest in alumnae and it has already been reported that 6 percent of the country’s GDP will be taken for investment in education. So far, only 3 percent of GDP is spent in the education sector in the country.