New Initiatives in Higher Education–New Education Policy Implemented at KMV

Higher Education

KMV takes the Lead to provide New Age Education

Jalandhar December 1 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- Kanya Maha Vidyalaya (Autonomous) organized a press conference on New Initiatives in Higher Education–New Education Policy Implemented at KMV. Addressing the media representatives from various media houses, Principal Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi averred that having successfully completed 5 years of Autonomy, KMV has ushered in a new era of progressive quality education by introducing multiple academic reforms to provide global standards in Higher Education for the students of the region.

Higher Education

These first time initiatives are path-breaking educational reforms, in sync with the New Education Policy 2020 of Govt. of India. These decisions were finally approved by the Governing Body and Academic Council of Kanya Maha Vidyalaya which has representatives of UGC, Guru Nanak Dev University, Ministry of Education of Punjab and many eminent educationists from across the country. Some landmark & path breaking initiatives of KMV, legislated by the Governing Body of KMV under the Chairmanship of Sh. Chander Mohan, President, Arya Shiksha Mandal are:

Student Friendly Academic Initiatives:

• Upgradation of Syllabus as per Job Markets of 21st Century with Skill-based Teaching and Internships/Project based teaching in every program.

• Credit System – First college in this part of the region to implement internationally accepted credit system in all UG & PG programs.

• Option of 4 years Hons Programs & 5 years Integrated Programs in Commerce, Physics, English & Mathematics

• Syllabus has been designed with respect to Course Outcomesand Program Outcomes and its mapping is done from time to time to discuss its attainment

• Introduction of Interdisciplinary courses in PG Programs is another singular achievement. The interdisciplinary courses include- Communication Skills in English, Basics of Music (Vocal), Human Rights and Constitutional Duties, Basics of Computer Applications and Indian Heritage: Contribution to the world. These play a pivotal role in widening the vision of students

• Skill based employability enhancing elective subjects introduced in BA

• 28 Interdisciplinary Certificate Programs for Employability Avenues

• Value-added Professional and Personality Development Programs (Free of Cost) with Credits in DMC in Each Semester:

Sem I Foundation Course

Sem II Moral Education

Sem III Gender Sensitisation / Personality Development

Sem IV Social Outreach

Sem V Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking / Job Readiness

• Option of Dual Degrees and Certifications

Internships, Research& Placements Initiatives:

• New Age Innovative Job-oriented Programs with focus on practical training & skill development

• Student Research Programs & Start- ups supported by College

• Industry Integration, Internships and Practical Training- Students are exposed to the latest industry trends providing smooth transition to the professional world

• Employability Training is provided by Top Corporates & MNCs resulting in excellent placements
International Initiatives:

• Collaborations & MoUs with Foreign Universities of US, Europe & Canada including Boston, Chatham & Lesley

• Professors from Europe University have been teaching KMVites under Teacher exchange program

• Students Exchange Programs& Conferences

• Foreign Faculty teach various languages like French, English & Spanish

Examination Reforms:

The Academic reforms are accompanied by substantial examination reforms. Some being:

-20% Internal Assessment: Marks based on attendance & class performance

-Compact date-sheet for Exams

– Continuous Assessment to decrease students’ burden

– Transparent Evaluation

– Timely declaration of Results within 20 days of Exam

– Immediate appeal and quick redressal of grievances

– More teaching days for students

– Students given an extra chance to clear their exams

– Degrees awarded by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

One Campus- Multiple Professional Growth & Life Skills Programs:

With focus on holistic development with Mental, Physical &Spiritual well being, we run:

– School of Communications

– School of Personality Development

– School for Competitive Exams (Preparing students for UPSC, PCS, Banking and Insurance Exams)

– School for Foreign Languages
(Foreign Languages taught by Foreign Teachers)

– KMV Entrepreneurial Development Centre

– Centre for Leadership Development & Lifelong Learning

– CA Foundation Course with ICAI

– Counselling & Mentoring Program for Students

– Yoga and Self Defence Classes

– Open Air Gym &KMV Swimming Academy with excellent facilities

– Govt. approved IELTS Centre

Prof. Dwivedi further maintained that the above initiatives will provide international levels in education so that the young people do not have the need to migrate to foreign countries for global education and it is on account of all these initiatives and exceptional, trend setting endeavours that KMV has achieved and earned eminent awards & titles such as:

• Heritage status by MHRD, Govt. of India

• Star College Status by Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), Govt. of India

• Only College with Curie and FIST Grants awarded by Govt. of India for Excellent Infrastructure

• Institution’s Innovation Council (IIC) by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India (Awarded with 4.5 Gold Stars) for two consecutive years

• Mentor College Status: Mentoring Colleges and Schools

• College with Potential for Excellence

• Biggest Skill Development Centre (DDU Kaushal Kendra) with 8 B. Voc. & 3 M. Voc. Courses for Global Employability

She assured that KMV will continue this glorious trail by perpetually introducing reforms and being the beacon light for other educational institutions in coming years as well.

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