The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed universities and faculties throughout the nation to create awareness about the new National Education Policy (NEP) amongst teachers, college students, officers and different stakeholders within the greater education system.
The universities and faculties have been requested to share the actions on this regard on the college exercise monitoring portal maintained by UGC.
“There is need to create awareness about NEP amongst teachers, students, officials and other stakeholders in the higher education system. In this regard, you are requested to conduct webinars and related online activities to discuss various policy highlights and implications of the policy with various stakeholders,” UGC Secretary Rajnish Jain mentioned in a letter to Vice Chancellors.
The NEP authorised by the Union Cabinet at a gathering presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986 and is geared toward paving the best way for transformational reforms at school and better education methods to make India a world data superpower.
Choice between Three or four 12 months undergraduate programs, a number of entry and exit choices in diploma programs, including 3.5 crore seats in greater education establishments which can now have a single regulator, discontinuation of MPhil programmes and fixation of charges are among the upper education reforms outlined within the new NEP.
The policy has proposed establishing of a ‘single overarching umbrella body for the entire higher education’. The Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) can have distinct and impartial our bodies which can every assume separate features of accreditation, funding, and educational customary setting. These our bodies will exchange autonomous our bodies like University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).