Universities won’t be able to supply affiliation to greater than 300 schools with the brand new Nationwide Training Coverage (NEP) proposing granting extra autonomy to schools and phasing out affiliation system, Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ mentioned on Wednesday.
“I visited a college just lately and after I requested the vice chancellor what number of schools are affiliated to that college he mentioned 800 diploma schools. I believed I heard him mistaken. I requested him once more and he mentioned 800. It was a convocation ceremony. I used to be stunned. Can any VC keep in mind the names of the principals of 800 diploma schools?” the Union schooling minister requested.
He was addressing a digital session on ‘Training put up COVID-19’.
“Can she or he maintain a tab on the standard and capabilities of such an enormous variety of schools? That’s the reason within the NEP we’re saying that in a phased method we are going to work on this. One college is not going to affiliate greater than 300 schools and for that if we have to enhance the variety of universities we are going to do this,” Nishank mentioned.
As per the brand new coverage accepted by the Union Cupboard final month, the system of affiliation shall be phased out over 15 years and a stage-wise mechanism for granting graded autonomy to schools, by means of a clear system of graded accreditation, shall be established. Over a time period, it’s envisaged that each faculty would turn into both an autonomous degree-granting faculty, or a constituent faculty of a college.
“We have now 45,000 diploma schools of which solely 8,000 are autonomous. Primarily based on their high quality in a part method we are going to enhance their grading and as they progress we are going to grant them a graded autonomy,” he mentioned.