KU VC Calls For Time-Bound Implementation Of NEP-2020

Srinagar- Vice-Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad on Tuesday chaired the 54th meeting of the varsity's Academic Council.

In his opening remarks, Prof Talat, while appreciating the faculty members and students over resumption of offline classes, highlighted the need for continuous assessment and evaluation of teaching and research programmes to align them with the National Education Policy-2020 which calls for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches.

"NEP 2020 is going to be a game-changer in the education sector. Since this university is both old and prestigious, we need to see how we can implement this policy at the UG and PG levels in a smooth manner and also offer mentorship to other institutions in the region," he said.

The Vice-Chancellor informed the members of the Academic Council about the proposal to establish a dedicated 'NEP Implementation Cell' in the University to make suggestions for implementation of NEP 2020 vis-a-vis choosing of options and implementing the Institutional Development Plan etc.

Emphasising that the University's march towards academic excellence must continue, Prof Talat stressed on timely completion of degrees, punctuality of all teachers in offline classes and timely holding of examinations to bring about greater efficiency in the university's functioning.

Following the VC's remarks, Dean Academic Affairs Prof Farooq A Masoodi put the agenda of the meeting open for debate and discussion.

After thorough deliberations, the members took a slew of unanimous decisions on various academic matters, including the proposed implementation of the NEP 2020 about which it was resolved that the requisite modalities shall be worked out in a time-bound manner.

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