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Historical Perspectives of Education and New Education Policy 2020

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Dr. Indu Bala, Dr. Mahashveta
» doi: 10.48047/ecb/2023.12.si6.148


The historical journey of the education system of India is often divided into the ancient Vedic times, the Buddhist period of the Middle Ages, the Islamic period and the pre-colonial and modern times. The education system of India and culture enjoyed its excellent status in ancient times. During the medieval Buddhism period, education flourished in the Universities of Nalanda, Takshila, Ujjain &Vikramshila as well as gained fame and prestige everywhere forever. With the arrival of the Mogul dynasty in India, the conventional methods of teaching Maderas and Maktabs as well as previously banned educational programs were widespread in India. India's current system of education is nothing but the image of the British education system, introduced and developed by Macaulay in the 20th century. During the 19th century in higher education, the British rule did not take sufficient steps to help develop technological sciences in India but instead enrapt more on art and humanity. Despite the problems and inequalities between the goals and the implementation of education, the current education system in India has come a long way and will continue to improve in the future. In practice, things are not so simple. To begin with, there is often a real gulf between objectives proclaimed and those pursued. NEP 2020 is a very serious state of affairs and is liable to bring planning into disrepute. The participation of all responsible authorities and of society as a whole need to be participatory in achieving the goals and aims of the educational plan. The paper entitles throws light on the historical background of education in the past and forecasts for NEP 2020.

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