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Direction: One thing struck us as a major difference between the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and its predecessor. The earlier national policies on education (NPE) from 1986 and 1992 presented themselves as attempts to consolidate and build on earlier efforts, particularly the NPE, 1968. The new NEP 2020 policy, on the other hand, is very keen to establish that it is different from everything in the past, including in its name. Nowhere does this attitude come across as starkly as it does in the section on higher education. It comes across fairly clearly on how the higher education ecosystem will be by 2040. By this time if the policy has its way the Indian higher education ecosystem will be populated with higher education institutions (HEI) . These will comprise Universities and Colleges and the public and private sectors, all of which will be multi-disciplinary, with each populated by more than 3,000 students, with at least one in or near every district. Universities will conduct research and post-graduate and under-graduate teaching, some research-intensive and others teaching-intensive. Colleges will largely teach at the under-graduate level, with a number of them having their medium of instruction in either bilingual or local/Indian languages. The colleges can manifest in clusters around universities as constituent colleges or may be standalone autonomous ones. Ideally, all HEIs will eventually become independent self-governing institutions with considerable faculty and institutional autonomy. They will have complied with a series of regulatory exercises that are light-but-tight and will be operated by a large number of private accreditors, overseen by a new set of regulatory institutions at the national level.

Source: Excerpt taken from downtoearth. org. in, written by Nitin Mehta & Gagan Mehta. (Dated 14th August, 2020)

Question 51

Which of the following statements are not true in relation to the changes envisioned by the NEP 2020?

A. The NEP 2020 aims at making India a global knowledge superpower.

B. The renaming of the Ministry of Human Resource Development to the Ministry of Education.

C. The development of National Course Curriculum to provide new curriculum by 2021

D. The New Education Policy aims to facilitate an inclusive, participatory and holistic approach

Question 52

The NEP 2020 aims to provide a holistic change to the current education system in India. Which of the following is not related to the aim of NEP 2020?

A. Universalization of education from preschool to secondary level with 100 % Gross Enrolment Ratio.

B. To bring 20 million out of school children back into the mainstream through an open schooling system.

C. Vocational Education to start from Class 6 with Internships.

D. To achieve 80 % Gross Enrolment Ratio at the under graduate level.

Question 53

Which of the following is proposed as a change in the structure of institutions responsible for affiliation and accreditation under the NEP 2020?

A. Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) will be set up as a single umbrella body for the entire higher education.

B. University Grant Commission to be renamed as AICTE.

C. National Affiliation and Accreditation Council to be renamed as National Standard Council of India.

D. National Council for Education Research and Teaching to be renamed as BCERT.

Question 54

Which of the following is not a vertical under the Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) ?

A. National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC)

B. Higher Education Grants Council (HEGC)

C. National Educational Council (NEC)

D. National Accreditation Council (NAC)

Question 55

What is the proposed percentage of expenditure for education out of GDP under the NEP 2020?

A. 11 percent

B. 6 percent

C. 4.6 percent

D. 9 percent

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