The NEP, 2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century

The completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy 2020 will be marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing policy makers in the domain of education and skill development, students and teachers on July 29.

He will also launch multiple initiatives in the education sector, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Modi will launch the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education; 1st Year Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education.

The initiatives to be launched also include Vidya Pravesh, a three month play based school preparation module for Grade 1 students; Indian Sign Language as a Subject at secondary level; NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by NCERT; SAFAL (Structured Assessment For Analyzing Learning Levels), a competency based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools; and a website dedicated to Artificial Intelligence.

Further, the event will witness the launch of National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF).

According to the PMO, these initiatives will mark a significant step towards realization of the goals of NEP 2020 and will make the education sector more vibrant and accessible.

The NEP, 2020 is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the 34-year old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.

It is built on the foundational pillars of Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability. The policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, suited to 21st century needs.