Governor attends a Review Meeting on Progress of Implementation of NEP 2020 in Higher Educational Institutions of Assam
Speaks on the potential of NEP 2020 in bringing about paradigm shift in academic scenario
Guwahati, Rongili Barta- Under the leadership of Assam Governor Shri Gulab Chand Kataria, Raj Bhavan in collaboration with Higher Education Department and GAD organized a day long review meeting to assess the progress of implementation of NEP 2020 in higher education institutions in the state at Assam Administrative Staff College here. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor hailed the heads of the higher education institutions and all other stakeholders for their efforts in implementing the provisions of NEP 2020 to bring about paradigm shift in the academic landscape of the state. He said that the NEP 2020 has the potential in bringing about qualitative changes in the education. He, therefore, asked all the stakeholders to put their head and heart in the successful implementation of the provisions of NEP 2020 and steer the state as the frontrunner with regard to successful execution of NEP 2020. Shedding light on the provisions of the NEP, the Governor said that as an important provision, there is an urgent need to bring in uniformity in evaluation among the universities as well as having a uniform academic calendar for all the institutions of higher education. He also stressed on the need of academic inspection in the universities. The Governor also emphasized on the requirement for universities to submit their regular progress reports. Governor Shri Kataria emphasized the need for education to come out of classrooms and explore the society around. He also lauded the efforts of the Government of Assam in taking the higher education sector to a level of excellence with the help of implementing the recommendations of NEP 2020. The Governor also emphasized on the need to have a fair and effective selection process in universities to select the top and best talents. He also underscored the role of Vice Chancellors as exemplars leading the way in the Five-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUGP) rolled out. The Governor expressed his gratitude to the participants of the review meeting, acknowledging their presence will go a long way to the success of NEP 2020. Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu also spoke on the occasion. Advisor Education Government of Assam Nani Gopal Mahanta, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Assam Department of Higher Education Biswaranajan Samal were also present on the occasion and conducted thematic sessions.