New education policy soon: Smriti Irani

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on May 17, 2016

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The draft of the new education policy will be submitted by the TSR Subramaniam Committee soon, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani said on Tuesday.

The Minister interacted with netizens on Facebook for over an hour. On a question on the review and updating of the National Curriculum Framework, Irani said, “It can only be revised once the new education policy comes forth”.

She also added that her ministry has readied a Cabinet note for upgrading Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad to an IIT.

Several questions related to the NEET exam, to which Irani said the matter fell within the jurisdiction of the Health Ministry and it would be unfair for her to speak or indicate any action on such a sensitive issue.

On a comment on countries such as Norway and Sweden having free education, Irani said, “Under MHRD we are hoping to soon launch India's first indigenous MOOCs platform which seeks to give free education in conjunction with institutions like IITs, IIMs, Central Universities NIOS and boards like CBSE”.

Published on May 17, 2016
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