JNU Academic Council Approves Exit Option for Dual Degree Engineering Students
The Academic Council of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has approved the exit option for students of the School of Engineering dual degree program admitted from the 2018-2019 batch.
The decision was taken at the 160th meeting of the Academic Council, which is the university’s main academic authority.
In a notification dated July 1, Deputy Registrar (Assessments) Manoj Kumar Manuj noted that students who have successfully completed their BTech degree can avail the exit option.
”Acting in the spirit of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Academic Council, at its meeting 160 (A) held on 01.06.2022, see item No. 3 (xii), approved the ‘offering the exit option to students of the dual degree program (four-year B.Tech and one-year M.Tech / MS) at the School of Engineering admitted from the 2018-2019 batch ‘ ‘, says the notification.
The NEP, approved by the Union Cabinet, replaced the 34-year-old National Education Policy formulated in 1986. It aims to pave the way for transformational reforms in schools and higher education systems to make India a global knowledge superpower.
A choice between three- and four-year undergraduate courses, multiple entry and exit options in degree courses, the addition of 3.5 crore seats in tertiary institutions, which will have now a single regulator, stopping M.Phil programs and fixing fees are part of the higher education reforms outlined in the NEP.
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