Towards a smooth implementation of NEP-2020

Notably, J&K’s university colleges have been hit by staff shortages for many years. In addition, the J&K government is also planning to maintain admission through the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) from the next academic session (2023-2024).

Universities were invited to develop a roadmap for the new initiative which will be implemented from the next academic session. In this regard, the Department of Higher Education of J&K will constitute a committee of vice-chancellors to formulate a mechanism for this purpose. As of now, all J&K universities used to hold a separate admissions process for students aspiring to take different postgraduate, degree and other courses from the respective university.

But from the next academic session, students will present themselves in a common university entrance to pursue higher studies.

With the implementation of NEP-2020, the J&K government has also placed emphasis on college accreditation, autonomy, and ranking.

The government has asked the HED to establish a timetable for achieving autonomy for all GDCs gradually. Notably, a three-member team from the University Grants Commission (UGC) who have been tasked with recommending autonomous status for the Government Degree College (GDC) Boys Baramulla recently conducted their two-day visit to the college. The team has already shared its findings with Director Colleges J&K. Also, most colleges have not yet achieved NAAC accreditation.

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