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New Education Policy on anvil to 'decolonise' Indian mindset: Union minister Satya Pal Singh
Inaugurating a 'National Academic meet' in Thiruvananthapuram, Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Dr Satya Pal Singh said that the new education policy is in final stages and it would be announced in December, stated an official press release.

He hinted that policy would 'correct' the course of education system in the country that had followed a 'colonial mindset'.

According to him, after independence, most of the academicians followed the footsteps of British and Western scholars, deliberately denigrating Indian culture. He said that the New Education Policy will guide us: 'How to de-colonise the Indian mind'?

Improving the quality of education from the primary level, making higher education affordable for people and accessing higher education and skill development were the major areas presently.

He stressed the need that higher education institutions should be developed to the standard of Centres of International Excellence. He also hinted at amendment of the Right to Education Act to provide it more teeth.

It seems that the content of courses in social sciences and language books would go through major changes to 'decolonise' it and the stress would shift more on 'Indian culture', 'Vedic science and mathematics' as defined by the present set of 'nationalist educationists', said an educator in Jaipur.

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