MP first to implement National Education Policy: Yadav
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Higher Education Minister Dr Mohan Yadav said that this year, National Education Policy (NEP) will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh. As of now, provisions are being implemented for first year of graduate-level.
In the meantime, task force made by department for National Education Policy studied the higher education system of other states and prepared action plan of National Education Policy.
Addressing the press conference, Dr Mohan Yadav added that to make higher education job oriented, certificate, diploma and vocational syllabus are being started. This year, 177 diploma courses and 282 certificate courses will be started in colleges. Syllabus for first year has been prepared for 79 subjects in which choice to select alternative course will be given to students.
He also informed that along with certificate in one year, diploma in two years and degree in three years, multiple entry, multiple exit and choice based credit system (CBCS) is being implemented in sync with National Education Policy. This year, courses of Yoga and Meditation have been also added in base course.
Speaking about Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER), he said that state has registered significant growth in GER. According to fresh figures of All India Survey on Higher Education, state has recorded growth of 4.5 per cent in GER in last five years. In year 2015-16, GER was 19.6 per cent which increased to 24.2 per cent in 2019-20.
As many as 5.36 lakh students took admission in first year in Graduation and in first semester of post graduation in 2019-20.
In 2020-21, as many as 5.64 students took admission in these classes. He hoped that this will also become a record this year. He, however, told that Madhya Pradesh is slight behind from national average GER (27.1). He hoped that this gap will be bridged this year.
He told that many steps are being taken to increase GER. Yadav also informed that around 8.23 lakh students have passed in Board of Secondary Education, Open Board and CBSE. Seeing this, 25 percent seats have been increased in private and Government colleges.