Ganderbal: School of Education SoE, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) organised a webinar on “Draft National Higher Educational Qualification Framework (NHEQF): Feedback,” here, as the UGC released the draft NHEQF on January 20, 2022 for the public feedback.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq A Shah, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Dean SoE, Prof. Syed Zahoor Geelani, faculty members and scholars attended the webinar, which was held in both offline and online mode.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Farooq A Shah, said that all the sectors of education have been dealt with in this draft. “It is a compressive document and this is the time of remapping the higher education sector. There are no more degrees now, but we will be dealing with levels,” he said, adding the draft has ended the previous nomenclatures, incorporating levels.
Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, in his address highlighted the multiple entries, exists, and re-entries, which the draft has mentioned. He deliberated upon the academic bank of credits (ABC) and Multidisciplinary course. Prof. Zargar added that all the universities should offer the courses by the same title. “In future, we may be asked about the Levels which we have acquired rather than the qualifications,” he added.
Addressing the event, Dean SoE, Prof. Syed Zahoor Geelani said the draft is in line with the Neo-Bloom’s taxonomy. He thanked the Vice Chancellor, Registrar and the faculty members for making the webinar a success.
Earlier, in her welcome address, Prof. Nighat Basu, introduced the topic theme and highlighted the role of speakers in giving the feedback. Assistant Professors, Dr. Mohammad Sayid Bhat, Dr. Firdous Ahmad Sofal, Ms. Saima Bashir, Mr. Reyaz Ahmad Wani and Ms Arokia Mary also spoke on the occasion and gave detailed feedback about the subject.
Dr. Tariq Ahmad Wani, conducted the programme proceedings.