Hyderabad: Emphasizing the implementation of the dual degree and credit transfer ecosystem in Session 1, Hans Lecture panelists on NEP said, “NEP is bringing about transformations in the education system of the country. It is also a step towards a high quality liberal education. with broad multidisciplinary exposure,” the panelists said.
Speaking at Session 1 of Day 2 of the Hans India Conference on “National Education Policy (NEP)” on Sunday, held at Shilpakalavedika in Hitech City, Prof. NV Ramana Rao, Director from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal said, “NEP offers students the flexibility to choose teachers and schedules accordingly, providing flexibility and quality by allowing students to frame their lessons.”
He added that with the initiatives of the UGC in higher education with the implementation of the NEP, a bank of academic credits will be maintained. Students can adapt their degrees or make specific modifications or specializations, Prof Ramana said, adding that he had said that the university credit bank would have credit accumulation, credit recognition, credit transfer and a redemption of credits.
Dr Deepak Amba Mishra, Associate Dean, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIEP), Visakhapatnam, said: “After the implementation of the NEP, it will bring the fragmented higher education system to the universities. multidisciplinary, sub-critical research funding to National Research Funding (NRF) with resources allocated according to percentage of GDP and problem-first approach.
Professor Dr Ramesh, Regional Director, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), Hyderabad, said: “The NEP will provide academic flexibility, it is the provision of innovative and interchangeable curricular structures to enable creative combinations of courses, programs in study disciplines leading to a diploma/diploma/PG diploma/certificate of study offering multiple entry and multiple exit facilities in line with the NEP, which removes rigid program boundaries and creates job opportunities for students.
Professor S Sreenivas Murthy, Director, Institute of Public Enterprises (IIEP), Hyderabad, said: “Undergraduate programs lasting 3 or 4 years, with multiple entry and exit points and possibilities of re-entry during this period, with an appropriate certification of a certificate after completing 1 year (2 semesters) of study in the chosen fields of study.