HOW TO ADAPT A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH FOR THE INDIAN EDUCATION SECTOR?
Higher Education Review|April 2021
The National Education Plan 2020 of the Government of India was finally published almost exactly six months ago, after exhaustive discussion and consultations of a Draft Plan throughout the country, at all professional levels of education over the preceding twelve months.
Michael J. Barnes

Michael J. Barnes, Dean School of Entrepreneurship

Professor (Dr) Michael J. Barnes is the newly appointed Dean of the School of Entrepreneurship at Rishihood University, Sonipat, Haryana, India. His words are his own, and do not necessarily represent exactly the official views of the institution and her senior management.

Pages 33 to 43 in particular, focus on the challenges and goals for Higher Education in the future with such positive headings as ( Sections 9 -16): Quality Universities and Colleges; Institutional Restructuring & Consolidation; Towards a More Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education; Optimal Learning Environments and Support for Students; Motivated, Energized and Capable Faculty; Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education; Teacher Education; and new approaches to Vocational Education with immediate impact on practice and employability for students.

The Plan goes on to address other macro-issues across education such as the Use of Technology and its integration with traditional approaches; Catalyzing Academic Research in all fields through a new National Research Foundation; Online and Digital Education and the need to ensure equitable access to, and use, of these approaches; financing and affordability (the slice of GDP allocated to implementing the plan rose from 1.7 percent of GDP to 6 percent of GDP allegedly for financing and implementing the Plan over the course of what was doubtless a fruitful discussion period). And last but not least and welcomed by almost everybody without a vested interest:

Transforming the Regulatory System of Higher Education

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