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Tamil Nadu charts its own path in education against NEP

Open book assessment to no common exams till Class X, the Murugesan panel report runs counter to the National Education Policy (NEP).

News Arena Network - Chennai - UPDATED: July 3, 2024, 03:59 AM - 4 mins read

Tamil Nadu charts its own path in education against NEP

Tamil Nadu charts its own path in education against NEP

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The State Education Policy (SEP) of Tamil Nadu looks set to have several student-friendly provisions— from only play at pre-primary schools to open book assessment to no common exams till Class X.

 

A 550-page set of recommendations on the SEP was submitted by a 14-member panel headed by Justice D Murugesan, retired chief justice of Delhi high court, to chief minister MK Stalin on Monday.

 

The 13-member committee included Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, musician and activist TM Krishna and former vice-chancellor of Saveetha University, L Jawahar Nesan.

 

The Murugesan panel report runs counter to the National Education Policy (NEP).

 

Key takeaways

 

  • Continuing with the existing school education system instead of the 5+3+3+4 system proposed by NEP.
  • It recommends five years as entry age for Class I against six years by NEP.
  • Undergraduate admissions to be based on Class XI and XII board exam marks and not an entrance test as proposed by NEP.
  • It recommends open book assessments and the provision of information sheets with data, formula and such things even in closed book assessments, that is, abolish public examinations for Class 3,5 and 8.
  • The panel also proposed a two-language formula against the three-language formula suggested by NEP. Hence, Tamil and English to be the language medium of education.

 

“Tamil Nadu has been following five years as a school entry for several years and it served the state well. We have recommended regulations to make school entry age uniform for all types of schools in the state,” Justice Murugesan told the media.

 

The report also recommends steps to check commercialisation of education, a ban on coaching and tuition centres parallel to schools and colleges, longer periods for physical education, and a special mission to improve quality of higher education.


“Conducting common exams at early classes such as Class III and V or VIII will add stress to students. So, we have recommended board exams only in Class X,” Murugesan said.

 

The panel proposed a regulatory body for deemed-to-be universities for admissions, fee structures and minimum salary for faculty. It recommended extending oversight by the state board fee committee to schools that follow CBSE and other boards too.

 

Revamping teacher selection and education, setting up regional structures for affiliating engineering colleges and establishing super specialty hospitals and college under Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University were other recommendations.

 

It proposes RTE admission reimbursement only in private schools located in remote areas, hills, where there are no govt schools. It says funds being spent for RTE admissions can be used for developing govt schools.

 

“The present structure offers seamless transition from school to college to students. NEP may disrupt the transition as it mandates a common entrance test and introduces a new school education system. In hindsight, the recommendations seem to protect the interests of people of TN and educational infrastructure in the state,” said education activist PB Prince Gajendrababu.

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