Sikkim University aligns PG and Ph.D. curriculum with NEP 2020

Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024 09:30 [IST]

Last Update: Wednesday, Jul 10, 2024 03:50 [IST]

Sikkim University aligns PG and Ph.D. curriculum with NEP 2020

GANGTOK,: Sikkim University unveiled its new postgraduate and Ph.D curriculum aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 at an event held at the university’s Rapjyor Cauvery Hall at 5th Mile, Tadong today.

Speaking at the event, SU vice chancellor Prof. Avinash Khare expressed gratitude to the NEP committee of Sikkim University for their dedication. He also acknowledged the deans, heads of departments and faculty members for their contributions in revising the curriculum.

Prof. Yodida Bhutia, chairperson, National Education Policy Committee, Sikkim University, said the Sikkim University has been at the forefront of implementing NEP 2020. She informed that since the release of the draft policy in 2019, SU has been actively engaged in aligning its educational framework. In September 2021, the university established a 15-member committee to spearhead the implementation of NEP 2020 and were one of the first universities to introduce a four-year undergraduate course, the chairperson said.

The Sikkim University undertook the herculean task of revising its postgraduate and Ph.D. curricula based on the Learning Outcome-Based Curriculum Framework (LOCF), National Higher Qualification Framework, and National Credit Framework (NCrF). This new LOCF-based curriculum emphasizes flexibility, continuous assessment and comprehensive learning outcomes. Each course is designed to ensure students achieve specific learning outcomes, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject matter, the university said.

Under the new system, students will earn a minimum of 162 credits in four-year undergraduate courses, 80 credits at the postgraduate level and 12 credits in Ph.D. coursework. This comprehensive credit system allows students to transition smoothly to other esteemed universities with SU students earning comparable or more credits than those in other institutions implementing NEP 2020.

Dean of students’ welfare Prof. Sanjay Dahal also spoke at the event, thanking vice chancellor Prof. Avinash Khare for his support and encouragement in the implementation of NEP 2020 at the university. A representative of NEP Sarathi of SU also addressed the function.

The event was attended by registrar (i/c) Prof. Laxuman Sharma, controller of examinations Dr. S. Murli Mohan, joint registrar S.K. Gurung, (Academics) along with deans, heads of various departments, officials and staff of Sikkim University.


Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi