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Hyderabad : JNTU to roll out NEP from next AY

JNTU to roll out NEP from next AY
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JNTU to roll out NEP from next AY

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JNTU-H Registrar Prof M Manzoor Hussain says, "There are some topics and subjects that are currently taught as part of the existing structure of the undergraduate degree programmes."

Hyderabad : The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad (JNTU-H) is holding a series of deliberations on how to bring changes in the existing courses in line with the New Education Policy (NEP).

According to the university authorities, the student-centric NEP focusing not only academic knowledge but also real-time experience is providing multiple entries and existing options.

A student on completion of his first year of B.Tech course will get a course completion level certificate. Similarly, on completion of two years of the B.Tech course, a student will get a postgraduate diploma level certificate.

Apart from that student can take a year gap after completing his certificate or diploma level course and take up practical training. Then, come back to complete the remaining course. Several other aspects also have to be covered as per the NEP.

Against this backdrop, the university is holding a series of meetings with the faculty, officials and experts to bring the changes needed.

Speaking to The Hans India, JNTU-H Registrar Prof M Manzoor Hussain said, "There are some topics and subjects that are currently taught as part of the existing structure of the undergraduate degree programmes." They need to be changed. This is, to maintain academic and industrial standards to the certificate and diploma course completion certificates issued by the university, in line with the exit and entry options proposed in the NEP, he added.

Similarly, the NEP also allows the students to opt for the courses going beyond their academic course curriculum. The university will also have to bring necessary changes and to give effect for the same with the rolling out of NEP from the coming academic year, he said.

The university is also conducting special training programmes for the faculty in the fields like cyber security, artificial intelligence and the like roping in industry experts from companies like TCS and faculty from NIT, Warangal etc.

These steps have been taken as part of the capacity building initiative for the faculty members, he said.

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