Saturday, June 10, 2023

Higher Education department to introduce CBCS

Higher Education Department (HED) has decided to introduce Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) in all affiliated higher educational institutes in the State from the academic session 2022 onwards, a DIPR report stated.
CBCS consists of credit-based courses such as disciplinary major and minor, interdisciplinary major and minor, vocational/skill courses, project works in community engagement and service, environmental education, value-based education.
Informing this during the departmental review meeting of Higher Education and Technical Education departments, chaired by chief secretary J. Alam at chief secretary’s conference hall, Kohima on Saturday, HED said that the concept note on implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in higher education institutes, prepared by the department, was submitted to the Ministry of Education (HE).
The department also informed that around 7000 students graduate every year from 15 Government colleges in Nagaland.
In its PowerPoint presentation, Technical Education Department (TED) informed that there were seven functioning polytechnics in the State with an enrolment of 742 students during 2021-22 availing various courses in technical and vocational education and training.
TED also highlighted about the plans to introduce new programs/courses such as Food Processing Technology, Diploma in Pharmacy, Tourism, etc. in the polytechnics to diversify educational opportunities and enhance the employability of the youth.
TED informed that the department had successfully selected and nominated candidates to study medical and allied courses, engineering, and Agri and allied courses purely on the merit basis through the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, Joint Entrance Examination Mains and Nagaland State Entrance Examination while a total number of 549 candidates were nominated to various Agri & Para-Medical Courses (NSEE), Engineering Courses (JEE), MBBS, BDS & Allied Courses (NEET) and diploma courses both within and outside the State during the academic session 2021-22.
Both departments also highlighted the implementation of various government schemes and also brought up issues faced by them.
In his concluding remark, chief secretary said that since the functioning of the two departments were different from other departments, people expected the two departments to come up with new innovative ideas and bring positive changes in the education system in the State.
Alam stressed that the National Education Policy 2020 should be properly understood and called for its successful implementation in the State.



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