The finance secretary of NEHUSU (North-Eastern Hill University Students Union), Mandor Diengdoh Swer, today said that the university Vice-Chancellor, Prof PS Shukla, has agreed to convene a meeting with all teachers, principals and concerned stakeholders very soon to further discuss the problem in implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
He said that the VC has said that the NEP will be in a hybrid mode or optional mode this year and colleges can choose to implement it or not.
However, Swer said that the problem here will be that later on two courses will exist and preferences will be given to those who have opted for the new NEP courses and the problem will be for students under the old system when seeking employment.
He also informed that the academic council has approved the syllabus but the notification was not sent to the colleges on how to change the prospectus and what are the subjects available.
He said that the subjects approved by the academic council also vastly differ from the subjects that were referred to the principals and there are also subjects that the academic council did not approve.
“If we look from this aspect as well it seems that the VC is trying to be forceful on this matter. We are not against the NEP but it should not be done hastily,” Swer added.