National Education Policy-2020:Professional Development Programme

By Prof. Santosh Panda,   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Learners enrolled: 1509

The new National Education Policy - 2020 (NEP-2020) was notified by the Government of India in July 2020, 34 years after the last NPE was notified in 1986.  The NEP-2020 provides for a comprehensive, sustainable and reformative roadmap for a paradigm shift in the entire education system in the country, and is culturally grounded, is geared toward quality transformation, and is internationally competitive.  In so far as higher education is concerned, besides proposing for foundational principles for educational change in relation to Indian traditional knowledge, culture and values, the NEP-2020 proposes reforms in all areas of higher education, including its structure, curriculum and pedagogy, teaching-learning strategies, learning resources and technology-enabled learning, vocational education and skilling and employability, 21st century learning and social and life skills, optimal learning environment and learner support, formative and summative assessment, internationalization, research and scholarship, governance and leadership, and regulation and accreditation.

This 2-Credit course aims at development of awareness and understanding toward appreciating and appropriating the nuances, thrusts, recommendations of NEP-2020, and formulate implementation strategies at various levels for its smooth, effective and sustainable implementation.

 PDP Learning Outcomes

The 2-Credit Course is targeted primarily to administrators and general practitioners of higher education. After going through the programme, the participants shall be well-equipped with awareness knowledge about various dimensions of NEP-2020. More specifically, they will be able to:

·       Describe the foundational principles of NEP-2020, structural arrangements, GER, access, equity, inclusion, and 21st century learning in higher education, and plan for their further growth and development.

·     Analyse and reflect upon Bhartiya Gyan Parampara, culture and values, holistic and multidisciplinary education, curriculum and pedagogy, multiple entry-exit, skilling and employability, optimal leaning environment and learner support, academic bank of credits, assessment strategies, and formulate plan of action in these areas.

·     Analyse various components of online and digital education /technology-enabled learning/ blended learning, OERs, MOOCs and flipped classrooms, and visualise effective implementation of flipped and blended learning in teaching-learning, learner support, and learner management/ analytics.

·       Describe the status and possibilities of cross-border delivery, internationalisation of curriculum; and underline the importance of quality academic research, and regulation and quality assurance in developing an academic culture of evidence-based teaching-learning. Articulate and reflect upon the changing role of faculty, academic leadership and governance, and innovation strategies in grounding the NEP into implementation reality and strategize its effective and appropriate implementation.

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 4 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 2
Level : Certificate
Start Date : 01 Feb 2023
End Date : 28 Feb 2023
Exam Date : 01 Mar 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Module 1: Foundations: Structure, Access, Equity, and Bhartiya Gyan Parampara

·   Unit 1: Role of Policy in Higher Education: Contours of NEP-2020.

·       Unit 2: GER, Access, Equity and Inclusion.

·      Unit 3: Bhartiya Gyan Parampara, Culture and Values.

Module 2: Curriculum, Teaching-Learning and Assessment

·   Unit 4: Curriculum and Pedagogy.

·       Unit 5: Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education, Multiple Entry-Exit.

·       Unit 6: Enabling Learning Environment (and Learner Support) for Optimal Learning.

·       Unit 7: Vocational Education, and Skilling and Employability.

·       Unit 8: Innovative Formative and Summative Assessment.

 Module 3: Technology, Internationalisation, Research, and Regulations

·   Unit 9: Digital Education/ Technology-Enabled Learning.

·   Unit 10: Cross-Border Education/Internationalisation of Education.

·    Unit 11: Quality Academic Research.

·     Unit 12: Regulation and Quality Assurance.

 Module 4: Changing Role of Faculty, and Governance and Leadership

·   Unit 13: Role of Teachers.

·   Unit 14: Governance and Leadership in Higher Education.

Books and references

Please also go through the original NEP-2020 document, and also the presentation by UGC Chairman and ABC Team on Academic Bank of Credits:

1. National Education Policy 2020: 

2. UGC Chairman on Academic Bank of Credit:

Instructor bio

Prof. Santosh Panda,

Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Prof. Santosh Panda is Professor of Distance Education and Director at the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India. He has been Director, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), and Chairperson of National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Government of India.

Dr. Gloria Kuzur is Assistant Professor of Distance Education at the Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), India. Prior to joining IGNOU, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, Central University of Haryana. She started her teaching in Women’s College, Calcutta (Calcutta University), and has also taught in Nirmala College (Ranchi University) and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Evening College (University of Delhi).

Course certificate

This 2-Credit course, targeted primarily towards the University Administrators and General Practitioner of Higher Education is also open to all others who would like to learn the nuances and implementation of NEP-2020. Internal assessment with objective type questions will be conducted, and those securing 40% and above marks will get Course Completion Certificate.
Those who attend the 4-weeks course without attempting the internal assessment would be given an Awareness Certificate.

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