Several professors and lecturers criticized the delay in finalizing the program, as the academic year is due to start on October 10. An undergraduate senior professor has expressed concern that there are only a few days left for the academic year to begin. “Since the content and guidelines are already available, the program can be finalized in a day. We do not know the reason for the delay. Last minute preparations will cause inconvenience to students and teachers, ”said a first-year government college lecturer.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mangalore, PS Yadapadithaya, told TOI that the program is being finalized. “The program is awaiting final approval from the relevant authorities, including the Academic Council. It should be finalized in a week, ”he said. The VC is also the chair of the business faculty and management committee to implement NEP -2020 in the state.
Yadapadithaya argued that the university has accepted the program formed by the state committee and some changes will be made. “The program for the second, third and fourth years of graduation will be finalized at a later date. If there is a delay in finalizing the freshman program, we could delay reopening colleges for freshmen for a week, ”he said.
Mangalore University will organize a one-day workshop for all teacher and student representatives to familiarize them with the program and NEP-2020.
The NEP’s four-year graduation program has several exit options. A candidate at the end of two semesters obtains a certificate, over four semesters a diploma, a diploma at the end of six semesters and honors for having completed four years or eight semesters. The current UG program has six semesters and ends in three years.