CollPoll Digital Campus has recently done a survey to gauge the preparedness of higher education institutions for NEP implementation and has released a series of key insights on NEP adoption across higher education institutions in India.
The CollPoll NEP survey 2022 captures the insights of higher education leaders from 40+ institutions including OP Jindal Global University (JGU), Bennett University, Rishihood University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), DY Patil International University, IIM Udaipur, Chitkara University, Vidyashilp University and RV University, among others and highlights the importance of Digital Transformation of educational institutions to attain the outcomes of the National Education Policy (NEP)
Over the last decade, India has evolved into an ‘information-intensive society’ and there is a growing need to adopt technology in the field of education. According to the Policy, one of the core principles guiding the education system will be the ‘extensive use of technology in teaching and learning, removing language barriers, increasing access as well as education planning and management.
According to the findings of the CollPoll NEP Survey 2022, more than 95% of the institutions listed technology as the key enabler for the effective implementation of NEP. Over 63% of respondents noted that technology adoption and effective planning for policy implementation and rollout will be a key accelerator for NEP adoption. In the survey, 54% of the respondents ranked the implementation of a fully flexible learning system as the key outcome of technology enablement. Over 56% of the respondents also highlighted that through technology integration, it will become easier to allow students to craft their own degrees.
“Over 95% Institutions List Technology as the key enabler”: CollPoll NEP Survey 2022 Reports
Other key findings from the survey include:
- Over 41% of higher education institutes will take between 2-5 years and more than 44% of them will take more than 5 years to adopt NEP completely
- 63% of respondents ranked change management among stakeholders as one of the key challenges for NEP implementation
- 47% of respondents are not planning to offer education in vernacular language whereas 41% are still unsure. Only 11% of respondents are willing to support education in vernacular language
- 54% of the institutions wanted to be a teaching-intensive institution while the rest 46% opted for research-intensive university
- Multi-disciplinary learning outcomes, boost in employability were listed as the top two benefits from NEP implementation
- Multi entry-exit points, academic bank of credits and 4 years multi-disciplinary UG courses were listed as the three topmost difficult to implement part of the policy
- Choice-based learning system, academic bank of credits and 4 year multi-disciplinary UG course was listed as the top 3 parts of NEP which will be implemented first by the institutions
With over 51000 institutions and almost 40 million students, India has the world’s third-largest higher education system. In July 2020, India unveiled its first and most comprehensive education policy, the NEP, to guide the development of the education sector and implement transformational reforms in the country’s institutions. With the education sector plagued by rote learning, slow skill development, and a lack of employability, NEP introduces opportunities for growth in all areas. NEP is a much-needed, forward-looking policy, however, the benefit of this policy cannot be harnessed if the implementation is not backed by technology. The right use of technology is critical towards greater student success and education outcomes. The success of NEP lies in the implementation and it can only be possible if the institutions prioritize digital transformation.
Commenting on the vision for NEP Implementation
Hemant Sahal, Founder & CEO, CollPoll says
“The introduction of the New Education Policy has catapulted the Indian education system into a new era. The real test, however, is in the implementation, which necessitates orchestrating a series of complex activities that cannot be accomplished simply by adding resources. Therefore the adoption of Digital transformation of campus is important for attaining the outcomes of NEP. CollPoll’s aim is to enable the usage of critical technologies that are simple to implement, easy to use and ensure smooth collaboration between multiple stakeholders for effective NEP implementation. Universities are looking for automation to help them streamline processes and deliver slicker, smarter experiences at scale. This is a huge opportunity for CollPoll and we are primed to impact the Higher Education sector and empower the modern campuses as their long-term technology partner.”
Prof. B.S.Satyanarayana, Vice-Chancellor, C.V. Raman Global University says
“CV Raman Global University as a new university has leveraged the NEP 2020 framework to create a unique pedagogy with a focus on multidisciplinary immersive experiential learning. The same is enabled through seamlessly linking skill and knowledge to create competence enabled learning. True learning can only be assessed through a continuous formative assessment in a dynamic and integrated way, to see if “Learner Centric” education is happening. This without a quality ERP LMS system in this era of digitalisation would be very tough. So, we are glad that we have a partner like CollPoll in this transformational journey to facilitate us.”