In his first talks with the heads of centrally funded universities, the minister was asked to create a framework for the implementation of the Academic Bank of Credit and other schemes such as multiple exit and entry degree programs and virtual universities.
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Aiming to fill the vacancies in the central universities, the head said: “There are 229 vacancies, of which 1,012 are in the SC category, 5 in the ST2 ST category, 1 in the OBC category, 505 in the EWS category and 555 in the Divyang department. The President will address the Teachers’ Day on September 5 and the Prime Minister on September 7. Let us work in a mission mode to fill the positions. There may be some inconsistencies, but all universities should have advertised by September 10th. The minister said students would revolt and have the flexibility to stay in democracy. However, he said VCs have a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning are not compromised.
He called on universities to focus on bringing back academic routines that have been hampered by epidemics in the past two years, on schedule.
On reforms like the four-year degree course, the head said universities have autonomy to decide on roll-out strategies and since these reforms take time, universities need to start consulting with teachers and students when preparing the implementation framework from 2022.
Speaking on the creation of a joint framework by various organizations to meet NEP’s vision of enhancing skills and vocational education, the chief said the Japanese language should be an additional skill. “Suppose a person who has also studied Japanese language in English literature, his performance will increase manifold in India. The forthcoming investment in India in the field of infrastructure and automobiles in the near future will open up opportunities for our students to learn Japanese. I hope the central universities will take the lead in implementing the Academic Bank of Credit and multiple entry and exit projects, ”the minister said.
In addition to representatives from 46 central universities, State Minister for Education Subhash Sarkar, Secretary, Higher Education, UGC Chairman Amit Khare, Professor DP Singh and senior officials of the ministry and UGC also attended the meeting.
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