The National Education Policy (NEP) of India has been the talk of the nation since its launch in July 2020. The policy aimed at transforming the education system of the country laid a comprehensive framework for elementary education to higher education as well as vocational training in both rural and urban India. While the centre and state government’s support is integral in ensuring the implementation of the policy’s guidelines, technology has its own role to play, especially when it comes to private educational institutions of the country. The increased academic complexity can’t be addressed with a mere addition of infrastructure or human resources. Institutions will have to invest in a comprehensive technology that automates their entire academic activities while also accommodating NEP’s guidelines at the same time.
CollPoll’s NEP compliant and meticulous Academic Management System [AMS] is aimed at helping institutions efficiently implement the guidelines of the policy in their existing academic structure. With AMS, institutions can adopt a Fully Flexible Credit System or a Fixed Credit System or a Hybrid System, based on their academic policies and procedures. Moreover, it provides academic administrators with end-to-end automation of general academic activities such as curriculum management, course registration, term management and time-table management, among other processes.
Ways to Comply With NEP Guidelines Using CollPoll’s AMS:
Create and Manage Multiple Learning Pathways
The first step towards providing a multidisciplinary curriculum is configuring the same in the system. Through AMS, administrators can set up the entire academic structure on CollPoll, by creating departments, programmers, courses with credits as well as specialization types. Apart from adding the basic details for a programme like a start year, duration, programme type, semester or trimester system, they can select a credit system such as a fixed or flexible one. Administrators can then create as well as manage multiple learning pathways like Major, Minor, Concentration or Specialisation, which they want to offer to the students. In addition to naming these pathways, they can also add the semester from which these will be offered. With this simple, quick and easy setup, they can truly achieve multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in their institution.
Offer Multiple Enrollment Types:
After setting up the specialization types as well as courses for all the programmes in the structure, administrators can then move towards end-to-end managing the same through the curriculum management section. After selecting the particular department as well as the programme, the admins will be able to see all the specialization types which were configured earlier in the structure. For each specialization, they can then offer multiple enrollment types such as core courses, programme electives, open electives, among others, with both term dependent and term independent curriculum. They can add the courses to each enrollment type as well as elective clusters with minimum and maximum course selection in each of these clusters. Through this, institutions can truly build a diverse learning ecosystem.
Course Registration for Choice-based Credit System:
Once different enrollment types are configured on CollPoll, administrators can activate the courses for course registration in specific terms based on the curriculum. They can define prerequisites at the course level and also the credit limit for registration based on the CGPA of the students. Admins can also add the order for the course registration process such as core courses, followed by electives, core backlog and elective backlog. During the course registration process, students will be able to view the credits, course components, faculty, seats available and waitlist, if any, against all the courses being offered. They can either add the course to their cart or join the waitlist, to complete the course registration process. This can be followed by creating a flexible timetable in the academic management section, to support the choice-based credit system.
Quickly integrating national education policy’s guidelines into the academic processes will not only make institutions at par with global standards but also provide diversified knowledge to students while tapping into their unique capabilities. Orchestrating these simple steps using CollPoll’s AMS will help administrators to easily address the academic complexity, seamlessly offer multidisciplinary education, streamline multiple processes and strengthen their institutions. Request a Demo to know more about CollPoll’s Academic Management System.