Dr Arindam Banerjee (Associate Professor and Deputy Director – Global MBA & Master of Global Business, SP Jain) has written an opinion piece for Gulf News, a leading English newspaper in the UAE, where he discusses India’s new education policy and its impact on education.
The article titled “India’s new education policy is far-reaching” was published on September 10, 2020. It highlights how the policy focuses on practical learning, acquiring skills and making India a knowledge economy.
Dr Arindam believes that this policy will have a serious impact on the Indian expatriate student population. With the inclusion of vocational courses as early as grade 6, students will start getting acquainted with real life skills as compared to rote learning methods. This in turn will prepare them better for higher level education.
“Considering the vast population involved in the education sector, effective implementation of this policy would remain a major challenge. Effective implementation will require various initiatives and actions that are to be responsibly undertaken both at the micro as well as the macro level, requiring synchronisation of will and action.”
He added that the policy is a clear indication that Indian education will gradually move from an existing commoditised good towards a public good.