Mumbai: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday praised the New Education Policy and said that the Academic Bank of Credits is “a major shift” in policy which would be of “great help” to students.
“There is a major change in the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC) policy that will be of great help to students. ABC will digitally store academic credits earned from various higher education institutions, in order to award degrees keeping in mind the credits. Earned by the students, “the president said.
“This will allow students to take courses according to their professional, vocational, or intellectual needs. It will also allow them to have a suitable exit and re-entry points. This flexibility will be very useful for students,” he said.
He further said that the NEP 2020 document mentions about 20 great scientists, saints, and thinkers of ancient India.
“I request all of you to develop study material on them and such great ancient scholars. Their work should be rewritten in modern terminology. Verifiable and relevant learning from our rich past must be put into practice by our education system,” he urged.
He said that “one of the most important features” in the NEP is equity and inclusion.
“One of the most important features of the National Education Policy is its focus on equity and inclusion. In this context, I am glad to note that according to the All India Survey of Higher Education for 2018-19, GER for females is slightly higher than that for males, he said.
Highlighting that the share of female students in institutions is “extremely low” and said that it “needs to be corrected.”
“The higher education ecosystem should reflect a concern for gender justice in terms of enrollment and contribution, particularly in technical institutions,” he said.
(With ANI Inputs)