A big multidisciplinary Higher Education Institution (HEI) in every district, as envisaged by the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, was to be established by the end of 2030. After writing to all Vice-Chancellors of colleges and higher education institutions, the UGC urged them to implement “multidisciplinary and holistic education” in their respective institutions.
- By the end of 2030, the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisaged a large multidisciplinary Higher Education Institution (HEI) in every district.
- UGC has asked that institutions report on their initiatives taken to adapt ‘multidisciplinary and holistic education’ on the university’s monitoring portal.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 envisaged a large multidisciplinary Higher Education Institution (HEI) in every district by the end of 2030, due to the low standards of undergraduate education caused by the large affiliating universities, as envisioned in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. It was on July 19 that the University Grants Commission (UGC) sent a letter to the Vice-Chancellors of all colleges and higher education institutions, encouraging them to use a “multidisciplinary and holistic educational approach.”
The United Nations General Assembly stated in a letter that multidisciplinarity and comprehensive education across disciplines will ensure the unity and integrity of all knowledge. According to the letter, the fundamental concept will guide both the education system as a whole and the different institutions that make up that system.
According to the University Grants Commission, the National Education Policy 2020 envisions a holistic and multidisciplinary education that will attempt to develop all human capacities, including intellectual, aesthetic, social, physical, emotional, and moral capacities, in an integrated manner.
Such education, according to the commission, will aid in the development of well-rounded individuals who will possess critical 21st century capacities in a variety of fields, including the arts and sciences, humanities and languages, social sciences as well as professional, technical and vocational fields. The ethics of social involvement, communication, discussion, debate, and rigorous specialization will all fall under the umbrella term of holistic education as well. The University of Glasgow claimed that, in the long run, such a holistic approach to education will be adopted by all undergraduate programmes.