Under NEP 2020 the universities will be allowed to affiliate only 300 colleges and the affiliation system of colleges will be phased out over the next 15 years.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank conferred that under New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the universities will be allowed to affiliate only 300 colleges, not more than that. This decision will provide more self-governance and transparency to colleges. He also mentioned that the affiliation system of the colleges will be phased out. The education minister made the statement while addressing a virtual session on “Education Post COVID-19”.
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Education Minister stated “I visited a university recently and when I asked the vice-chancellor how many colleges are affiliated to that university he said 800-degree colleges. I thought I heard him wrong. I asked him again and he said 800. It was a convocation ceremony. I was surprised. Can any VC remember the names of the principals of 800-degree colleges?”
Affiliation System Of Colleges
According to the New Education Policy 2020, the University affiliation system of the colleges will be phased out over the next 15 years. Presently the universities will be able to affiliate only 300 colleges. The colleges will be provided accreditation through a new transparent, stage-wise system. The main propose of removing the affiliation system of colleges through the universities is to transform every college into an autonomous degree-granting institute. Under NEP 2020 the government aims to make every college self-governed along with making its operations transparent.
Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ added “We have 45,000-degree colleges of which only 8,000 are autonomous. Based on their quality in a phased manner, we will improve their grading and as they progress we will grant them a graded autonomy”.
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