As the University of Mangalore prepares to introduce the new education policy or the national education policy in the 2021-22 academic year, which begins in October, it will organize an outreach program next week. to the new policy for all stakeholders. Minister of Higher Education CN Ashwath Narayan will address stakeholders.
PS Yadapadithaya University Vice Chancellor said The Hindu that the program will be held at City Hall here either on August 30 or August 31, while ensuring compliance with the COVID-19 protocol. The authorization of the Deputy Commissioner will be obtained before organizing the program.
He said representatives of student associations, university directors, chairs of all study councils, chairs of all postgraduate departments, teachers and members of civil society will be invited to the program.
The vice-chancellor said that if the policy is to be implemented effectively, it needs everyone’s cooperation. Stakeholders will have to get rid of the complacent attitude and negative mindset. “Policy implementation is key. And, therefore, it is necessary to change the mentality, ”he said.
Mr Yadapadithaya said that the new education policies introduced in 1968 and 1986 could not achieve their goals effectively due to the late implementation process and a mindset that refused to change.
A key feature of the new policy is that it gives students the flexibility to enter and exit at different stages. Students can earn a certificate after a one-year program, an advanced degree after two years of study, a bachelor’s degree after three years, and a bachelor’s with research after four years of study. There will be a one-year master’s program and also, an option to opt for a two-year master’s program.
One can enroll in research (Ph.D) after four years of study, said the vice-chancellor. There is a provision to study online courses during regular study and earn academic credits.
The multiple entry and exit options at the undergraduate level will make a big difference to students during their studies.
Mr. Yadapadithaya said that the working group and sub-committees formed at the university have prepared the skeletal framework of the programs immediately required for one year (for two semesters) and also prepared the model of regulations necessary to introduce the courses. .