INTEGRATING ICT IN INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM: AN OVERVIEW OF NEW NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY – 2016

Sanjib Kumar Roy, Dr. Amalendu Paul

Abstract


The Indian Education system is moving forward through various ways and in this transformative process, a new addition has already approved, which is called new ‘National Policy on Education – 2016.’ The focus of the new National Policy on Education is on improving the quality of education and restoring its credibility. It seeks to create conditions to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and promote transparency in the management of education.

  New technologies have emerged and new knowledge’s are being generated at a rapid pace. Major developments of ICT in recent decades have brought in new dimensions in the fields of transmission of data, and use of ICT as a vehicle for monitoring and management, among others. The Government of India has launched several initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India, and Smart Schools, etc. The new policy emphasized and suggested to integrate and implement ICT in a variety of ways and means in our education system.

  This  study  is  purely  qualitative  in  nature and  the  documentary  analysis  method applied  by  the  researcher. So  that we shall purposefully   selected  the  related  policy  documents  made  by  the  governments  as  primary   sources,  The main objectives  of  the study are to  understand the central phenomena  of the new National Policy of Education – 2016 and to make a critical observation of the changing outlooks towards integrating  ICT  in Indian education  system as  highlighted  in  that policy  documents.

Keywords


New education policy, Digital India, ICT, Quality education

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