Critiques of the Draft New Education Policy 2019

On this page, AAM shares the critiques that academics have prepared of the seriously flawed Draft New Education Policy 2019. Responses to this public document have been sought to be received by July 31, 2019 at nep.edu@nic.in. Links and publicity material will be added as they come along, and we request members of the public to join the several mass campaigns that have been initiated to demand a substantial reformulation of the NEP.

Mass Feedback Campaign by betteruniversities.in

The sweeping restructuring in the draft has far-reaching conclusions for higher education in India, not the least of which is:

  • a tightening of political control over education and destruction of university autonomy
  • a surrender to global multi-billion-dollar corporate forces, in opposition to national interest and sovereignty
  • a disastrous restructuring featuring a failed four year model
  • a massive hike in tuition fees
  • an unequal structure that forces out those from economically weaker and historically marginalised backgrounds

Critiques

Useful analytical articles

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/too-good-to-be-true-national-education-policy-5779613/

https://m.hindustantimes.com/analysis/children-will-not-learn-in-a-hegemonised-system/story-NlYBOqQcd2McODkTPwApFL.html

https://www.deccanherald.com/specials/sunday-spotlight/draft-nep-is-a-wish-list-backed-by-simplistic-reasoning-740656.html

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/thewire.in/education/national-education-policy-draft-2019/amp/

https://www.epw.in/engage/article/examining-draft-national-education-policy-2019

https://www.livemint.com/education/news/missing-secularism-in-new-education-policy-1561564775831.html

https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/speaking-in-many-tongues-new-education-policy-draft-languages-students-5801575/?fbclid=IwAR3jRS1BRUc_kNEWWn-SI4e11jNY_LL1o_DnuA8dB4rSu_eOP_E3cKF5wTk https://feminisminindia.com/2019/06/27/recommendations-new-education-policy-2019-gender-sexuality-lens/ https://www.firstpost.com/india/new-education-policy-non-inclusion-of-teachers-in-core-committee-deprived-panel-knowledge-of-on-ground-challenges-6824051.html https://www.firstpost.com/india/by-opposing-diversity-of-children-in-private-schools-new-education-policy-defeats-purpose-of-rte-6836831.html

https://thewire.in/education/draft-national-education-policy-sarva-sikhsha-abhiyan

https://frontline.thehindu.com/cover-story/


Campaign Materials

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