North Eastern Hill University VC applauds affiliated colleges for adopting FYUP

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Shillong, August 28: Vice Chancellor of the North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla today commended the “resolute commitment” displayed by affiliated colleges in swiftly adopting the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) as envisioned in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

A statement issued by the University 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 leadership of Prof Prabha Shankar Shukla, NEHU 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.

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“As the first 45 days of the academic session have transpired, the Vice-Chancellor expressed his satisfaction over the unanimous acceptance of this reform by the affiliated colleges,” it said while adding that notably, not a single college has sought to postpone the implementation, signifying the unwavering dedication of these institutions to the upliftment of education and the pursuit of excellence.

Prof Shukla has also extended his heartfelt appreciation to the College Administrations 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.

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“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.

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

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“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.

In conclusion, Prof Shukla extended his best wishes to all educational institutions and the students’ community under the NEHU umbrella.

He emphasized that the adoption of the FYUP Scheme is a significant stride towards holistic education and is confident that this transformative step will pave the way for a brighter and more enriching academic journey for the students.

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