Assam governor meets heads of higher education institutes to push for NEP 2020-

Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria during the second consultative committee meeting about higher education

Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria has stressed the need for sharing mutual learning among different higher education institutions (HEIs) for proper implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in the state. An official release said that he also called heads of HEIs to further push for the implementation of NEP 2020, as stated in a report by PTI

The governor presided over the second consecutive committee meeting on higher education on December 18 and expressed interest in facilitating the implementation of NEP 2020. As per PTI, the meeting delved into crucial topics, including the establishment of an NEP cell and preparatory steps for launching postgraduate education based on NEP 2020 in all the higher educational institutions and examinations under the four-year undergraduate programmes (FYUP) in alignment with the new guidelines, the release said.

The preparation of the institutions for the introduction of one or two years PG programmes from the academic year 2024-2025 was also discussed, it added. Additionally, emphasis was also laid on readiness for UG/PG research labs and the importance of education in “environmental science and climate change”.

Further, the governor called upon members of the group to form small committees to visit various institutions for in-depth discussions on academic and administrative matters. Additionally, he decided to conduct a conference with heads of higher education institutions to give a fillip to the implementation of NEP 2020 in Assam.

Kataria encouraged the institutions to actively adopt intellectual property rights, patenting, trademark and copyright practices in their research and development cells, suggesting the creation of dedicated cells or centres in each institution, as stated in a report by PTI.


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