ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics of the Guarded Agenda of National Education Policy 2015-16

The overall framework of the new national education policy has been pitiable in addressing the aspects of structural and infrastructural discrepancy, economic inequality, social injustice, and cultural homogeneity. The extremely constrained scope and guarded nature of the framework of the new NEP is a strategy for subverting the possibility to voice fundamental issues, to legitimise and bulldoze predetermined agenda of the dominant classes and to reproduce the iniquitous social order. The consultative framework of the current official drive is problematic being imbedded within the ideas of "minimalist expansionalism" and "tapered inclusionalism."

I acknowledge with indebtedness and thanks the extensive feedback received from the participants of the seminar on the NEP Consultations organised by the Delhi Education Society on 12 November 2015; and the suggestions received from Janaki Rajan, Manish Jain, N Sachin and Sarwat Ali on an earlier draft of this article. The shortcomings are entirely mine.

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