Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 29, 2021, launched the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC) to mark the first anniversary of the National Education Policy 2020. The new initiative will allow students to leave and rejoin higher education programmes.
Apart from ABC, a new assessment framework of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has also been launched by PM Modi. He said that the engineering programmes in regional languages will benefit the students from different sections of society.
Addressing education policymakers virtually, PM Modi reiterated the vision of NEP 2020 and said that the Academic Bank of Credit is based on modern technology which is aimed to bring qualitative changes in the education sector of the country. Education policymakers including the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, students, teachers, and administrators from across the country participated in the virtual event.
PM Modi also launched a three-month-long play-based school preparation module- Vidya Pravesh- for the students of Class 1. Besides the above-mentioned initiatives, an integrated teacher training programme NISHTHA 2.0 and Structured Assessment for Analyzing Learning Levels (SAFAL) have also been launched.
“Indian youth is giving a new face to digital India. NEP 2020 makes them believe that the country supports them,” PM Modi said.