Opinion | NEP resonates with idea of inclusion in higher education
The underlying tone in the document makes it clear that an inclusive higher education is not just a tool of individual and community empowerment, but also a necessary condition for the success of democracy
Even after more than seven decades of adopting the Constitution of India, equitable participation in quality higher education has not been fully achieved. There are a number of individual and social determinants that prevent a person from accessing and participating in higher education. In the Indian context, these circumstances can be: caste, gender, socio-economic status, special needs, place of residence etc. The inclusion in higher education demands that these circumstances do not impede the educational potential of individuals.