National Education Policy, 2020
The National Education Policy 2020 is a comprehensive framework brought forth by the Central Government to guide the development of education in India. Previously, there were two such policies passed in the years 1968 and 1986. Since education comes under the concurrent list, the states need to not mandatorily follow the provisions of the NEP.
The new policy proposes major overhauls in India?s higher education system, including opening up of Indian higher education to foreign universities, dismantling of the UGC and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). It also calls for a four-year multidisciplinary undergraduate programme with multiple exit options and termination of M Phil programme.