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NEP will turn India into global knowledge hub: Education Minister



The New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 will turn India into a global knowledge hub , Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.
IITs will not just be ”centres of learning” but ”centres of nation building”, he said while addressing the 71st foundation day programme of IIT Kharagpur in virtual mode.
“NEP 2020, which has completed one year, is aimed at realising the vision of accessibility and equality in education…. As more youths aspire to pursue technical education, we ensure none is deprived due to lack of proficiency in English,” Pradhan said.
The NEP 2020 will break barriers and revolutionise the way technical education is imparted to the deserving candidates, the minister said.  Some engineering colleges across the country will impart technical education in widely used regional languages for those not wishing to study in English, added Pradhan. Stating that IIT Kharagpur is embodying objectives of the NEP, he urged its authorities to prioritise goals of excellence, with the greater goal to turn it from a ”Centre of Learning” to a ”Centre of nation building”.