"Privatisation A Myth For NEP,'' Says DU Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh
During a press conference commemorating the completion of three years of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020), Prof. Yogesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University, expressed his views on the policy. He debunked the idea of privatization being associated with NEP 2020, referring to it as a myth. He proudly announced that the University of Delhi was the first central university in the country to implement the NEP 2020.
The Vice Chancellor shed light on the Undergraduate Curriculum Framework 2022 (UGCF), which was designed to incorporate the principles of NEP 2020. The primary objective of UGCF 2022 was to provide students with the flexibility to chart their academic paths through a multidisciplinary approach. The emphasis was placed on encouraging research, innovation, analytical thinking, and creative skills. UGCF 2022 also made provisions for internships, apprenticeships, projects, and community outreach, as explained by Prof. K. Ratnabali, the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Prof. Yogesh Singh shared his thoughts on NEP 2020, stating that significant efforts were made to format and regulate the policy, and now its second phase was commencing. However, he acknowledged that implementing the NEP would be a substantial challenge and a time-consuming process. Despite this, progress had already begun, with studies underway under the UG Curriculum Framework 2022, and plans for further work on the Post Graduate (PG) Curriculum Framework.
In a commendable move, the University integrated 22 Indian languages into the UG framework, focusing on the development of cluster colleges with adequate resources and faculty. To ensure quality education, the University also considered online teaching and resources as viable options.
The Vice Chancellor reassured the Manipur students that the DU administration was fully committed to supporting them and providing all possible assistance. He stated, "We are ready to help in any way. If there is a need to make some provisions separately, the university will try to make them."