Bangalore, Karnataka, India:
CollPoll, a mobile digital campus platform, has released a series of key insights on the adoption of NEP in higher education institutions in India. The CollPoll NEP 2022 survey collects insights from higher education leaders from over 40 institutions and highlights the importance of digital transformation of education institutions to achieve National Education Policy (NEP) outcomes. The poll was conducted by CollPoll to assess the readiness of higher education institutions to implement the NEP and received responses from senior leaders, management and key stakeholders from various 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.
Over the past decade, India has become an “information-intensive society” and there is a growing need to embrace technology in education. According to the policy, one of the fundamental principles guiding the education system will be “the intensive use of technology in teaching and learning, the removal of language barriers, the improvement of access as well as the planning and educational management. According to the findings of CollPoll NEP Survey 2022, more than 95% of institutions indicated that technology was the main enabler for effective NEP implementation. More than 63% of respondents noted that technology adoption and effective planning for policy implementation and deployment will be a key accelerator to NEP adoption. In the survey, 54% of respondents ranked the implementation of a fully flexible learning system as the key outcome of enabling technology. Over 56% of respondents also pointed out that with the integration of technology, it will become easier for students to create their own degree.
Other key findings from the survey include:
- More than 41% of higher education institutions will take between 2 and 5 years and more than 44% of them will take more than 5 years to fully adopt the NEP
- 63% of respondents ranked change management among stakeholders as one of the main challenges for NEP implementation
- 47% of respondents do not plan to offer education in the vernacular while 41% are still unsure. Only 11% of respondents are willing to support vernacular education
- 54% of institutions wanted to be a teaching-intensive institution while the remaining 46% opted for a research-intensive university
- Multidisciplinary learning outcomes and improved employability were listed as the top two benefits of implementing NEP
- Multiple entry and exit points, academic credit bank, and 4-year multidisciplinary UG courses were listed as the three most difficult parts of the policy to implement
- Choice-Based Learning System, Academic Credit Bank, and 4-Year Multidisciplinary UG Course have been listed as the 3 main parts of the NEP that will be implemented first by institutions
With over 51,000 institutions and almost 40 million students, India has the third largest higher education system in the world. 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 lack of employability, the NEP presents opportunities for growth in all areas. NEP is a much-needed forward-looking policy, but the benefits of this policy cannot be realized if implementation is not supported by technology. The proper use of technology is essential to improving student success and academic outcomes. The success of the NEP lies in the implementation and this can only be possible if institutions prioritize digital transformation.
CollPoll is a SaaS company that offers a web and mobile-based campus automation, digital learning and analytics platform designed to meet the growing complexity, competition and digital compliance of institutions of higher education. It has seen aggressive adoption across all sizes of educational institutions and has automated over 3,000 business processes, 150,000 applications on career opportunities, half a million assignments, 4 million quizzes and 6 million feedbacks. It has helped institutions improve learning outcomes, achieve academic excellence, reduce administrative costs, and comply with government regulations. CollPoll has partnered with over 60 educational institutions with over 100,000 users and plans to add 300 more institutions with over half a million users by the end of 2022. Its clients are spread across India, the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia and include reputable educational institutions such as OP Jindal Global University, Ashoka University, Manipal Dubai & Malaysia, Chitkara University and DY Patil Pratishthan University, among others.
Hemant Sahal, Founder and CEO, CollPoll
“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 requires orchestrating a series of complex activities that cannot be accomplished simply by adding resources. Therefore, embracing campus digital transformation is important to achieving NEP outcomes. CollPoll’s goal is to enable the use of simple-to-implement, easy-to-use, critical technologies and ensure smooth collaboration between multiple stakeholders for effective CIP implementation. Universities are looking for automation to help them streamline processes and deliver smoother, smarter experiences at scale. This is a huge opportunity for CollPoll and we are ready to impact the higher education sector and empower modern campuses to become their long-term technology partner.
Teacher. BS Satyanarayana, Vice Chancellor, CV Raman Global University
“CV Raman Global University, as a new university, has leveraged the NEP 2020 framework to create a unique pedagogy focused on multidisciplinary immersive experiential learning. The same is made possible by seamlessly linking skills and knowledge to create competency-enabled learning True learning cannot be assessed by continuous formative assessment in a dynamic and integrated way, to see if “learner-centred” education is happening without a quality ERP LMS system in the era of digitalization would be very difficult, so we are happy to have a partner like CollPoll on this transformational journey to make it easier for us.
CollPoll is a SaaS company that offers a web and mobile-based campus automation, digital learning and analytics platform designed to meet the growing complexity, competition and digital compliance of institutions of higher education. The CollPoll platform offers an ERP for administration, a learning management system with video conferencing integration, AI proctored exams, workflow automation for a contactless and paperless campus and a campus social network for digital engagement. For more information, please visit: https://www.collpoll.com/index.html.