Dimapur, 17 June (MTNews): The Department of Commerce and IQAC at Dimapur Government College (DGC) organized a State Level Workshop on June 16, 2023 titled “National Higher Education Qualification Framework under NEP-2020 & Four Year Undergraduate Program under Nagaland University.”
The workshop took place in the Seminar Hall of DGC and had a total of 55 participants, including representatives from 13 Commerce Colleges across the state.
The workshop was chaired by Biswajit Sarkar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce. The first session commenced with a brief speech by Prof. Sanjay Sharma, Principal of Dimapur Government College.
Dr Gautam Patikar, Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce at Nagaland University, served as the resource person for the topic “National Higher Education Qualification Framework under NEP-2020.” Dr Gautam emphasized that NEP-2020 aims to create a modern education system that integrates both traditional knowledge and values. He discussed the reasons behind the need for changes in the education system and highlighted the key objectives of NEP-2020.
According to Dr Gautam, NEP-2020 seeks to provide students with a robust, holistic, dynamic, flexible, and universally applicable learning outcome. The motto of NEP-2020 revolves around the 3Es (Educate, Encourage, and Enlighten) and the four fundamental principles of Equity, Access, Quality, and Accountability. It was also emphasized that teachers under NEP-2020 should act as mentors and focus on developing students’ logical thinking, self-motivation, information gathering and research skills, and organizational planning. Dr Gautam concluded the session by reiterating that the essence of NEP-2020 lies in promoting multidisciplinary approaches.
The second session, chaired by Imkongmenla Longkumer, Assistant Professor at DGC, featured two resource persons, Professor P K Deka and Dr. Ratan Kaurinta, who discussed the theme “Four Year Undergraduate Program under Nagaland University.” They presented the structure of the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) offered by Nagaland University, including the courses and associated credits. They also highlighted proposed changes to the program, which may be subject to revision. The resource persons emphasized that the approach to the FYUP is centered on– “Skill Development with multiple entry and exit points.”
During the interactive session, the audience actively participated by asking questions, which were promptly addressed by the resource persons. The resource persons also took note of various points raised by the audience, which required further clarification or correction and would be conveyed to the University.
The workshop concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Jimokali Zhakheto Zhimomi, Secretary of IQAC. Zuchobeni E Lotha, Assistant Professor of Commerce at DGC, acted as the Rapporteur for the workshop.