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NEP 2020

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is a comprehensive framework aimed at transforming the education system in India. It emphasizes foundational literacy and numeracy, flexible and multidisciplinary learning, and holistic development of students. NEP 2020 proposes structural changes such as the introduction of a new curricular structure with a 5+3+3+4 format, integrating vocational education from early stages, promoting multilingualism, and reducing the emphasis on rote learning. It also advocates for greater use of technology, teacher training, and autonomy for institutions. Overall, NEP 2020 aims to make education more inclusive, adaptable, and aligned with the needs of the 21st century.

Purpose of NEP 2020
Foundational Learning Enhancement:

NEP 2020 aims to strengthen the basic skills of students by focusing on foundational literacy and numeracy in the early years of schooling, ensuring a strong educational base for all learners.

Flexible Curriculum Structure:

NEP 2020 introduces a flexible curricular structure with a 5+3+3+4 format, allowing for a more seamless and age-appropriate transition between different stages of education, facilitating a smoother learning journey for students.

Multidisciplinary Learning Approach:

The policy promotes a multidisciplinary approach to learning, encouraging students to explore diverse subjects beyond traditional silos, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Emphasis on Vocational Education:

NEP 2020 integrates vocational education into the mainstream curriculum from an early age, providing students with practical skills and knowledge relevant to the current job market, promoting employability and entrepreneurship.

Technology Integration and Teacher Training:

The policy emphasizes the effective use of technology in education and prioritizes teacher training to equip educators with the necessary skills and resources to facilitate innovative and engaging learning experiences for students.

Benefits of NEP 2020
  • Holistic Development : NEP 2020 fosters holistic development by emphasizing not just academic excellence but also critical thinking, creativity, and essential life skills.
  • Enhanced Employability : By integrating vocational education and promoting practical skills, NEP 2020 improves students' employability and entrepreneurship potential, aligning education with industry needs.
  • Inclusive Education : NEP 2020 aims to bridge the gap in education access and outcomes among different social, regional, and gender groups, ensuring inclusive and equitable education for all.
  • Global Competitiveness : With a focus on multidisciplinary learning, technology integration, and internationalization, NEP 2020 prepares students to compete o n a global scale and contribute effectively to the global workforce.
  • Innovative Pedagogy : By empowering teachers through continuous professional development and granting institutional autonomy, NEP 2020 encourages innovative pedagogical practices, fostering a culture of creativity and excellence in education.
Focus Areas

ASDC is developing credit-based 60 hrs skill-based qualifications on the below technologies which can be offered to students as elective courses:

  • 3D Printing

  • Automation and

  • CAD/ CAM/

  • Cyber security

  • Data Science

  • IIOT

  • Electric Vehicle

  • Design Safety

  • Automotive Technology

  • Sensor technology

ASDC Initiatives for NEP 2020
  • Awareness at School:

    Raising awareness of automobiles in schools is essential for preparing students for the contemporary world. Introducing basic automotive concepts through activities and discussions cultivates understanding and curiosity about vehicles and their societal significance, nurturing interest in related fields like engineering and sustainable transportation. Also doing National Automobile Olympiad (NAO) for School Students.

    Link for National Automobile Olympiad (NAO)

    Eligibility for NAO Any student of class 6-12th can participate individually or with School

  • Centre Set-Up :

    By collaborating with industry, schools can establish centers equipped with essential tools to provide hands-on automotive knowledge. Alternatively, partnerships with nearby Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC) training centers facilitate access to professional-grade resources, bridging the gap between academic learning and practical skills, and preparing students for future opportunities in the automotive industry.

  • Training of Trainers :

    "TOT" programs in automotive education equip educators with skills and knowledge through workshops and hands-on training, enabling them to deliver quality instruction to students and meet industry demands effectively.

  • Course Development :

    Developing a 15-hour course for school students can focus on traditional or future technology, covering basics like mechanics and simple machines or topics such as robotics, AI, renewable energy, or sustainable transportation. Interactive sessions and practical exercises engage students and assess their understanding.

  • Internship and Industry Visit :

    Industry visits for school students make automotive careers aspirational by providing firsthand experience and insights into various career opportunities. Guided tours inspire students to envision themselves as future leaders in automotive engineering, design, and manufacturing.

  • Assessment and Certification:

    Conducting skill-based assessments for school students alongside academic evaluations provides a comprehensive understanding of their capabilities, guiding tailored instruction and fostering the development of essential competencies for future success.

Ongoing Projects under NEP 2020
  • Samagra Shiksha : It is a comprehensive program initiated by the Government of India to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all children from pre-school to class 12. It amalgamates various erstwhile schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), and Teacher Education (TE).
    Four Wheeler Service Assistant Level 3
    Four Wheeler Service Technician Level 4
    Multi Skill Foundation Course Level 2
  • E-learning Courses :

    ASDC is offering School Courses and General Courses.
  • DBSE Project- ASDC and DBSE have introduced PLC Automation and Mechatronics for grades 9-12, modernizing education and preparing students for the future workforce. These subjects focus on automation, robotics, and control systems, with practical labs and internships enhancing employability.
    The coursework has provided them with theoretical knowledge and practical skills, successfully equipping them for careers in automation and mechatronics.
    • Training of Trainer (TOT)
    • 80 hours of internship
    • Lab setup
    • Industry visit
    • Expert sessions
  • National Automobile Olympiad - The National Automobile Olympiad is an educational competition aimed at sparking interest in the automotive industry among students. Last year, over 36,000 students participated, engaging in quizzes, practical challenges, and workshops on automotive technology and innovation. Finalists gained hands-on experience, deepening their understanding of the field. The Olympiad seeks to inspire future automotive engineers and enthusiasts.

    Link for NAO-https://www.asdc.org.in/nao2024/

For more details related to NEP 2020 and School Partnerships, please write to [email protected].

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