Subramanian committee submits new education policy report

The new education policy is expected to give a direction to the education sector in India which has grown in proportion but suffers from quality concerns


The report will be evaluated by the ministry and put for “public views” before a final draft is prepared. Photo: Mint
The report will be evaluated by the ministry and put for “public views” before a final draft is prepared. Photo: Mint

New Delhi: The T.S.R. Subramanian committee, entrusted with preparing a new education policy for India, has submitted the report to the government, the human resource development ministry said on Friday.

The new education policy, which is coming after a gap of almost three decades, is expected to give a direction to the education sector in India which has grown in proportion but suffers from quality concerns.

Though the HRD ministry did not reveal the content of the report, it is believed to have provided solutions to several challenges of the sector, including quality in both school and higher education, employability challenge, regulation of private education, internationalisation of higher education and a possible restructuring of education regulators like University Grants Commission and All India Council of Technical Education.

On 18 May, Subramanian had said on the sideline of an event that he believes that the report will “serve” the sector and will address several challenges faced by education providers in the country.

“We have travelled wide and discussed with all kinds of stake holders both in school and higher education sector. I hope, it is a fine report,” Subramanian, a former cabinet secretary, said, without giving details of the report.

The report, said an HRD ministry official, will be evaluated by the ministry and put for “public views” before a final draft is prepared. “Let me say, it’s not final. The final policy may take a couple of months. It will be a milestone for the country’s education system,” the official said, who declined to be named.

Other than Subramanian, former Delhi chief secretary Shailaja Chandra, former Delhi home secretary Sevaram Sharma, former chief secretary, Gujarat, Sudhir Mankad and former director of National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) J.S. Rajput were the other members of the committee that prepared the draft national education policy after nationwide consultation, both online and offline.

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