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History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016$
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R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199474943

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199474943.001.0001

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The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

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History of Education Policymaking in India, 1947-2016
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R.V. Vaidyanatha Ayyar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199474943.003.0018

This chapter describes the policy initiatives of the Modi Government such as the appointment of the Hari Guatam and Kaw Committees to review the functioning of the UGC and AICTE respectively and of the work so far on developing a new education policy. It critiques the process adopted for policy development and the salient features of the report of the TSR Committee and MHRD’s discussion draft, the Input Document. It also critiques the far reaching judgment of the Supreme Court mandating a National Eligibility and Education Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses of all colleges including minority institutions. It outlines the controversy over teaching German as a third language in Classes VI–VIII of Kendriya Vidyalayas, and the establishment of world class universities. It outlines the measures taken by Modi Government to carry forward the initiatives taken by the UPA Governments to promote skill development.

Keywords:   Hari Guatam Committee, Kaw Committee, New Education Policy, T S R Committee, Input Document, National Eligibility and Education Test (NEET), Medical Education, Kendriya Vidyalayas, German as Third Language, Three Language Formula, World Class University, Skilled India, National Skill Development Mission

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