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MHRD seeks suggestions from IIM-A on National Education Policy

The Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), the Gujarat education department has roped in experts from Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Ahmedabad for “meaningful” suggestions on the National Education Policy (NEP).

“We have tried to involve everybody associated with education. I have scheduled a meeting with IIM-A experts next week, the report of which will be submitted to the chief minister,” said state education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.

The deadline for submission of the report has been extended by the MHRD to October 30.

Reportedly, the reason cited is a report by the department that is not ‘up to the mark’. After analysing the feedback, it was realised that it was not of desired quality and the state can submit a much better report to the MHRD.

The feedback received reflects that it has been given for the sake of making a presence and not to its true cause. Thus, it was decided to approach an independent expert agency that can give a viewpoint of its own,” revealed a senior education department official.

The feedback report prepared by the state education department has already gone through various consultations and brainstorming over the last six months. The feedback process monitored by two core groups with eight and six officers each for school and higher education, respectively has already covered 14,050 villages over 26 districts in the state reported Indian Express.

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