NEHU VC asks college principals to implement NEP

Shillong, Aug 28: NEHU Vice Chancellor PS Shukla wanted the principals of the colleges to go ahead with the implementation of  National Education Policy 2020.

Speaking at the concluding function of golden jubilee celebrations of Seng Khasi College here on Monday, Shukla said the heads of the institutions should implement NEP 2020 as this will bring change in the state.


Citing the example of Seng Khasi College which is implementing NEP 2020, Shukla said that Meghalaya is a poor state and to effect a change, there is a need to implement the national education policy.

“To change Meghalaya from the status of a poor state, we need to implement NEP 2020 and  we are capable of achieving great things’, he added.

Making an appeal to the principals of the colleges affiliated to NEHU, he said, “Our duty is to face challenges. Japan is progressing in education sector….why not India .. go ahead, VC is with the principals of the colleges”.

Four year degree course to continue 

Later, in a statement, the University said the NEHU VC appreciates the resolute commitment displayed by affiliated colleges in swiftly adopting the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) as envisioned in NEP.  2020.

The University further said as the 2023-24 academic session commenced, NEHU and its affiliated colleges embarked on this transformative educational journey to enrich the higher education landscape in Meghalaya.

“Under the dynamic leadership of Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, NEHU had announced the initiation of the FYUP Scheme aligned with the NEP 2020, aimed at elevating the standards of education and fostering holistic development among students”,the university said.

“As the first 45 days of the academic session have passed, Vice-Chancellor expressed his satisfaction over the unanimous acceptance of this reform by the affiliated colleges,” it said.

According to the university, not a single college has sought to postpone the implementation, signifying the unwavering dedication of these institutions to the uplift of education and the pursuit of excellence. Shukla also extended his appreciation to the college authorities for their proactive efforts in ensuring the smooth execution of the FYUP scheme. He acknowledges the instrumental role played by the principals of these colleges, who have been integral to the entire process leading up to the decision to adopt the FYUP scheme.

“Their tireless commitment to the advancement of higher education in Meghalaya and their earnest endeavours to safeguard the interests of the student community have not gone unnoticed,” he said.

In the spirit of transparency and cooperation, Prof Shukla announced that detailed evaluation procedures, along with the relevant ordinances and regulations governing these procedures, will be imminently communicated to the affiliated colleges. This initiative underscores NEHU’s commitment to ensuring a seamless transition to the new academic framework and to fostering a nurturing and conducive learning environment for students.

Open invitation to MCTA 

Shukla also invited the Meghalaya College Teachers Association (MCTA) for an open discussion to resolve any concerns.

“Prof Shukla takes this opportunity to address the ongoing matter involving the Meghalaya College Teachers’ Association (MCTA) and their stance of non-cooperation. In the interest of the students’ community spread across the entire North-Eastern region, he appeals to the MCTA to reconsider their approach. Prof Shukla expresses his willingness to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve any concerns and invites the MCTA for an open discussion to achieve an amicable resolution,” the statement said.

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