Is New Education Policy A Return Of Gurukul System Of Education

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New Educational policy lays emphasis on the holistic development of students through rich heritage of ancient and eternal Indian knowledge.

Have you ever thought that the revamping of our education policy has a glimpse of the return of the gurukul type of education system? The features and foundation pillars of New education policy are access, quality, equity, affordability, and accountability which were also present in our old pattern of teaching. All the essential subjects like maths, science, environmental studies, languages were taught through the group – discussions, and self-learning. ; providing effective education to students. The vocational courses introduced in the policy will definitely develop the entrepreneur skills among them. 

Experiential learning – Impressive and Expressive

NEP talks about experiential learning which involves the active participation of students. The conventional education system creates a breed of rote-learners whereas the experiential learning smoothens the learning process and makes it so simple. It involves:

  • Action
  • Thinking
  • Reflection
  • Experiencing

Conventional education Vs Gurukuls

gurukul vs edu

Boost to Indian Culture and Tradition

The focus on the mother tongue from early childhood is going to inculcate and imbibe the rich culture of our country in our young generation since the beginning. Infants are used to their mother tongue, so if in the early education of a child, is in the local dialect, it will enhance the learning process and understanding of our young generation. They will be able to connect with our valuable cultural heritage. 

World’s First University


World Class Institutions

New education aims to revise and overhaul the education system so that it can prepare the students for life in this world, or life beyond schooling. The policy clearly mentions “the world-class institutions of ancient India such as takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramshila, Vallabhi set the highest standards of multidisciplinary teaching and research and hosted scholars and students from across backgrounds and countries. It also produced scholars like Charaka, Susruta, Aryabhatta, Varahamihira, Chanakya, Patanjali, Maitreyi, Gargi, Thiruvalluvar, and many others. These rich legacies to the world heritage must not only be nurtured and preserved for posterity but also researched, enhanced, and put to new uses through our education system.”

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