Futuristic education system being created through NEP: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said the number of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and medical colleges have also increased substantially since 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said a forward-looking and futuristic education system was being created in the country through the new National Education Policy (NEP).

In a virtual address to the 75th ‘Amrut Mahotsav’ of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Sansthan, the Prime Minister added that the number of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and medical colleges have also increased substantially since 2014.

PM Modi said, “In the country today, the number of larger educational institutions like IIT, IIIT, IIM and AIIMS are increasing. After 2014, the number of medical colleges has seen more than 65 per cent increase. Through the new education policy, the country is for the first time preparing an education system which is forward-looking and futuristic”.

“You know very well that for the bright future of India, our existing education policy and institutes have a big role to play. Therefore, in this ‘amrit kaal’ of independence, whether it is educational infrastructure or education policy, we remain involved with greater speed and expansion,” he added.

According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Sansthan has expanded and currently has more than 40 branches all over the world, providing facilities for school, undergraduate and postgraduate education to more than 25,000 students.