NEP-2020: KU organises orientation programme for academic counselors
Srinagar: A day-long awareness-cum-orientation programme on National Education Policy-2020 was held at the University of Kashmir on Wednesday.
The programme was organised by the varsity’s Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)-National Education Policy (NEP) Cell, which functions under the aegis of Dean of Academic Affairs.
Academic Counselors of all departments/institutes/centres/PG colleges of the University attended the event, which was presided over by Dean Academic Affairs Prof Farooq A Masoodi, while Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir was a guest of honour.
In his presidential address, Prof Masoodi stressed on need for proactive participation of academic counselors in the process of NEP-2020 implementation.
Appreciating the important role played by academic counselors in implementation of CBCS, Prof Masoodi hoped that same enthusiasm and determination shall be exhibited by them during the NEP-2020 implementation.
Speaking on the occasion, Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir highlighted the promptness of the University, among other higher educational institutions, in taking some robust measures to realise the key objectives of National Education Policy-2020, especially formulation of UG syllabi to bring the same in sync with the UGC recommendations.
Dr Mir expressed hope that the University of Kashmir will emerge as the frontrunner in the implementation process of NEP-2020.
The technical sessions included a talk delivered by Controller of Examinations, Dr Majid Zaman, on “Introduction and Explanation of Multiple Entry and Exit System in Academic Programmes under NEP-2020 and National Academic Depository (NAD)”, while Prof M Ashraf, Consultant CBCS (UG) delved in detail on the topic, “NEP-2020 Framework”.
Prof M Shafi, former Chief Coordinator CBCS KU, spoke at length on “Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and its Progress” while Dr Farzana Gulzar, Coordinator, PG CBCS/NEP-2020 spoke on “Introduction to SWAYAM and its Dynamics”. Director EMMRC Dr Saleema Jan spoke about “Floating of MOOCs under SWAYAM”.
During the inaugural session, academic counsellors who had served for more than three years were felicitated, while Prof M Shafi, Department of Commerce, was honoured for his service to the University of Kashmir as Chief Coordinator, CBCS.
Earlier, Dr Farzana Gulzar welcomed the dignitaries and guests, and Dr Javaid Rashid, Coordinator CBCS/NEP, delivered the vote of thanks.