The National Education Policy 2021 was prepared with a group led by Kasturirangan, the former ISRO Chief, and then delivered to Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Union Minister for Human Resources Development when he joined the office in 2019.

On July 28th, 2020, India’s Union Cabinet approved the National Education Policy (NEP). After a 34-year hiatus, the Indian government gathered views from 2.5 lakh village-level stakeholders to two national legislative level committees over the course of more than 50 months of meetings and workshops.

The Union Cabinet of India adopted the National Education Policy of India 2020 (NEP 2020) on July 29, 2020, which defines the goal for India’s future education system. The 1986 National Policy on Education has been replaced with the current policy. In both rural and urban India, the program provides a comprehensive framework for basic through higher education, as well as vocational training. By 2040, the initiative seeks to completely restructure India’s educational system.

The administration confirmed shortly after the policy’s announcement that no one would be forced to learn any specific language and that the medium of teaching will not be changed from English to any regional language. 

Introduction of the National Education Policy 2021

  • Karnataka became the first state to start the implementation for National Education Policy 2021 in early August 2021. With Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai virtually unveiling the university and college entrance module, Karnataka became the first state in the country to implement the National Education Policy 2020.

Under the new policy of National Education Policy 2020, the Higher Education Department has implemented an admissions module. Universities in the state will commence the admissions process under the new policy. 

Beginning on October 1st, the new policy’s teaching program was commenced and the main aim was focussed upon the importance of implementing the New Education Policy 2020 and Online Teacher Training Course.

  • Madhya Pradesh implemented National Education Policy 2021 on August 26, 2021. Yogi Adityanath, the CM of Uttar Pradesh, stated that the National Education Policy-2020 will be implemented in stages by 2022. 
  • The state administration of Telangana has chosen to adopt the recently announced National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020) in the state.
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed the formation of an expert committee to oversee the implementation of the new education policy.
  • Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has urged Education Department personnel to execute the National Education Policy 2020 in its entirety throughout the state. 
  • National Education Policy 2020 implementtion will take in various phases, according to Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra.
  • National Education Policy 2020 will take effect from April 1, 2022, according to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Main features of National Education Policy 2021 in Accordance to Online Teacher Training Course:

  1. Changes to the Teacher Recruitment Process

Teachers will now be hired using more transparent procedures, and promotions will be based on merit. NCTE will develop the Common National Professional Standards (NPST) by 2022 in consultation with NCERT, teachers, expert groups, and SCERT at all levels and regions.

  1. Teacher Training

When it comes to teachers and teacher education, the NEP 2020 proposes several policy adjustments. NCTE in association with NCERT will develop a new comprehensive national educational framework for teacher education, NCFTE 2021 with the help of the Online Teacher Training Course. 

According to the new education system frameowork and regulation, a teacher will need at least a 4 year B.Ed degree to teach in any educatonal institutions by 2030. Lower-quality Autonomous Teacher Training Institutions will be further targeted in the future. In addition, the teacher recruiting process would be improved and made more open. 

  1. Online education and digital education

National Education Policy 2021 contains a complete collection of suggestions for the promotion of online education in the aftermath of previous pandemic outbreaks, in order to ensure the provision of high-quality alternative education modes at all times and in all places.

To guarantee that the futuristic aim of e-education is reached for higher education and schools, the MHRD will develop a separate unit dedicated only to the creation of digital material and infrastructure and highly specialized teachers, educators, and professionals through the Online Teacher Training Course.


The main goal of adopting and executing the NEP is to improve education quality for all Indians while also increasing India’s position as a global superpower. The main agenda of the policy is to make sure that all children, at all levels of schooling, are taught by teachers who are enthusiastic, motivated, highly qualified, properly educated, and well equipped. The National Education Policy 2021’s language policy is intended to be a broad guideline and advisory in nature, with states, institutions, and schools deciding how to apply it. 

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