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Renowned Educationist Nishant Prakash in Committee for Implementation of New Education Policy in Assam

Indian sprinter Hima Das, General Secretary of Assam Cricket Association Devajit Lon Saikia, and scientist Uddhab Bharali are also in the committee.

Renowned Educationist Nishant Prakash in Committee for Implementation of New Education Policy in Assam

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: Distinguished educationist Nishant Prakash has been named in the high-level committee established and working for implementing National Education Policy 2020. Nishant Prakash is one of the leading educationists of the country working towards reforming Legal Education in India. The committee is headed by Principal Secretary of Education in the state of Assam.

Indian sprinter Hima Das, General Secretary of Assam Cricket Association Devajit Lon Saikia, and scientist Uddhab Bharali are among the 73 distinguished people in the committee. The objective of the committee is to articulate and enforce an education policy for Assam as per the guidelines of the National Education Policy (2020).

Education Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the committee members are working towards strengthening the education sector in Assam to adapt to the new revolutionary policy. "We are absolutely delighted to have Nishant joined us and his knowledge and expertise working in the education sector would further strengthen the existing panel," said the minister.

Nishant Prakash was a corporate lawyer before delving into the foray of law education in India. He has been running Nishant Prakash Law Classes in New Delhi for 9 years since April 2011.

The National Education Policy 2020 was approved by the Union Cabinet in July 2020. The new policy replaced the previous education policy which was in place since 1986. National Education Policy 2020 aims at the universalization of education from pre-school to secondary level. The policy is a comprehensive framework for elementary education to higher education as well as vocational training in both rural and urban India.

The new policy aims at changing the educational structure in the country. It encourages for new 5+3+3+4 school curriculum, covering children in the age group of 3-18 years. The new policy brings pre-school education for children of ages 3 to 5 under the scope of formal schooling. The mid-day meal programme will be extended to pre-school children. Also, students until Class 5 should be taught in their mother tongue or regional language.

For undergraduate courses, the length of the course has been changed to 4 years. Students wishing to leave after studying for 1 year will get a certificate. Those that complete 2 years of degree will get a diploma. Students who wish to leave after 3 years will get a bachelor's degree. After four years, a bachelor's degree student should be able to enter a research degree programme directly depending on their performance.


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