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National Higher Education Qualifications Framework (NHEQF)

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National Higher Education Qualifications Framework

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 (hereafter referred to as NEP or the policy) envisages a new and forward-looking vision for India’s higher education system. It recognizes that higher education plays an extremely important role in promoting human as well as societal well-being and in developing India as envisioned in its Constitution - a democratic, just, socially conscious, cultured, and humane nation upholding liberty, equality, fraternity, and justice for all. The NEP 2020 notes that “higher education significantly contributes towards sustainable livelihoods and economic development of the nation” and “as India moves towards becoming a knowledge economy and society, more and more young Indians are likely to aspire for higher education.”

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