Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to launch the “NEP SAARTHI”- Student Ambassador for Academic Reforms in Transforming Higher Education. The aim of the initiative is to involve students in the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, official sources said.

The higher education regulator said that students being the centre of these transformative reforms, it is equally crucial that they are involved in implementing NEP 2020.

Key Highlights

Number of NEP SAARTHI: 300

Nomination Criteria: Students who are currently undergoing higher education at various levels can participate in this initiative.

Students pursuing certificate/ diploma/ undergraduate/ postgraduate degree.

The nominated students are expected to have an outstanding personality, possess excellent communication skills, organisational capabilities for conducting outreach programmes, creativity, sense of responsibility along with being a team leader.

As per UGC, nominations will be sought from the Vice-Chancellors, Directors, and Principals of HEIs and eminent academicians.

Each university may nominate upto 3 students to be considered as NEP SAARTHI, along with a brief write-up justifying the nominations Based on the nominations, UGC will select 300 NEP SAARTHI among the nominees.

Timeline for Announcement

Inviting Nominations: May 2023

Deadline for receiving Nominations: June 2023

Announcement of NEP SAARTHIs: July 2023

Orientation of NEP SAARTHIs: July 2023