With the government unveiling NEP 2020, the Indian education system is showing a transformative change. This holistic education system that encourages all-round development of students besides academic expertise is gaining ground fast especially through boards like CBSE. The concept of creating and fostering ‘forever learners’ is taking over and CBSE’s curriculum is now fostering entrepreneurship skills besides encouraging deep learning.  

The NEP 2020 is a forward-looking visionary policy of education that is based on four pillars: Accessibility, equality, quality, and accountability. The idea here is to ensure when students grow up, they are not just well-skilled learners and experts in their chosen domain but are also empathetic people who value humanity.

Besides imparting theoretical concepts and knowledge, the curriculum encourages young learners to be more curious, collaborative, and creative and possess great interpersonal and communication skills. In alignment with the NEP, which is encouraging experiential learning, learners can relate concepts to their immediate environment, with greater agility, resilience and netweorking abilities.

NEP 2020 provides ample opportunity for interdisciplinary learning besides developing robust social and emotional skills.

How does it Impact Students in a Positive Way:

Learning to deal with anything: Changes with such a rapid pace, taking and managing risks to find with solutions is a need of an hour. This is great learning which will last them a lifetime and also provide them with the ability to deal with any challenge confidently and with a calm frame of mind.

Learning on the go: In today’s world when the digital and physical learning have fused to provide a more immersive experience, students learn that an opportunity for gaining more knowledge and educational experiences can be done anywhere, anytime and opportunities don’t come knocking on the door. They learn to think on their feet and develop a more open and flexible mindset.

Being a people’s person: Relating to other people around them and leaning to respect their individuality, points of view and cultural diversity helps expand the mental horizons of students. They also develop vital communication skills, become good listeners, and also become more empathetic.

Career growth: Whether self-employed or a part of a workforce anywhere, students learn that career growth is not just about acing theory but it’s about relating and being in step with the changes in the environment, too. Therefore, a willingness to be a ‘forever learner’ by constant upskilling is a significant life lesson.

With new approach where there are no barriers between scholastic and co – scholastic, curriculum encourages students to develop strong values and set a base for their future life. CBSE is a student friendly but at the same time a robust board where curriculum makes room for joyful learning which enhances entrepreneurial skills that give the students an extra edge in their learning and knowledge.

The curriculum also encourages students to participate in extracurricular and sports activities with equal elan. The idea is to be more holistic and encourage a thinking process. This again leads to the sharpening of entrepreneurial skills as students widen their horizons of thinking and are able to find, ideate, create, and implement a solutions-oriented mindset which is also a critical skill for handling any unforeseen situation.

The NEP 2020 represents a significant milestone in transforming India's education system. By focusing on holistic development, integration of knowledge, flexibility, and technological integration, the policy aims to create a learner-centric and globally competitive education system. The NEP 2020 holds the potential to empower future generations with essential skills, knowledge, and values necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing world. With effective implementation and sustained commitment, the NEP 2020 can truly pave the way for a holistic and integrated education system in India.

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