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Modi Government Education Report Card: Dr. Deepak Madhok

EducationWorld March 2024 | Cover Story EducationWorld

In this General Election-eve story, we assess the track record of the Modi government — the first non-Congress government to have completed ten years in office in independent India — in early childhood, primary-secondary, skilling and higher education writes Summiya Yasmeen

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi: eventful decade for Indian education

Deepak MadhokEducation brought to forefront
Dr. Deepak Madhok is Chairman of the Varanasi-based Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions

Are you satisfied with the education record of the past 10 years of the BJP government?
Yes, very. Education has been brought to the forefront of national deliberations with the NEP 2020 and NCF for the Foundational Stage 2022 and NCF for School Education 2023. These documents are new guiding lights for school education. In years to come they will have far-reaching impact resulting in the design and implementation of innovative teaching-learning processes which will improve learning outcomes and prepare our children for the fast-evolving world.

What are the biggest education achievements of the BJP government?
NEP 2020; NCF for the Foundational Stage 2022 and School Education 2023; National Credit Framework and National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The government has promoted new IITs, IIMs, and AIIMS. Moreover its emphasis on skill development and vocational training is also commendable.

What should be the Top 3 education priorities of the new post-2024 government?

  • Better provision for training teachers to attain NEP 2020 goals.
  • Implementation of NEP 2020 and the NCFs in their true spirit across the length and breadth of the country.
  • Align and sync school education with the higher education system.

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