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Cabinet approves National Education Policy 2020, brings in major reforms

According to the new policy, Board exams will be kept in low stakes and test actual knowledge of the student instead of rote learning

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The report cards will be comprehensive on skills and capabilities instead of marks, according to the new policy

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
The Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved National Education Policy 2020 bringing major reforms in higher education including a target of 50 per cent Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) by 2035 and provision for multiple entry and exits.

Addressing a press conference here, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said a 21st century National Education Policy (NEP) has been approved by the cabinet today.

"Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to the new education policy for the 21st century. It is important as for 34 years there were no changes in the education policy. I am confident that this

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First Published: Jul 29 2020 | 5:34 PM IST

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