After 34 years, a much needed New Education Policy (NEP) was presented by the Government of India. The coaching fraternity believes that this is a revolutionary policy that can catapult Indian students’ level to compete with students of developed countries.
“The change by a marks-based report to a holistic test will guarantee a transfer away from rote learning to conceptual learning. This will permit students to take a class in accordance with their competencies and capacity. Additionally, it ensures that students can pursue careers where their best interests lie and thus reduces stress significantly,” said V. K Bansal, founder, Bansal classes, KOTA, and Advisor at Coaching Federation of India (CFI).
Mrityunjay R Narayanan, President, CFI sais, “With the NEP 2020, we will see a shift from summative assessment to regular and formative assessment, which is more competency-based that promotes learning and development, and tests higher-order skills, such as analysis, logical thinking and clarity.”
The choice given to students to take up courses as per their interests has been the highlight of the New Education Policy. Krishna Chaitanya Kasula, General Secretary, CFI, said, “It’s suggested in NEP 2020 that for classes 9-12, starting with Mathematics, all areas are offered at 2 levels. This will permit the above-average students to operate with more rigor. As of this moment, the rigor is diluted with an intention to adapt the interests of the weaker students also. This was found de-motivating for the curious students who need to devote one-year to learning things which can be completed in a few months. Having two distinct levels can now address this issue in a significant manner.”
CFI is an initiative started by some leading coaching institutions of the country to represent this industry at all forums and also act as a support system for the entire education coaching domain. Coaching industry is reported to educate about 20 lakh students every year and provide employment to more than five lakh individuals.