National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020
NEP 2020 Implementation at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow is committed to playing an important role in promoting quality higher education,
research, innovation, societal well-being, and human values as envisioned and reflected in the constitution of India given by Dr.
Ambedkar. University has implemented National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, emphasizing Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability, and
Accountability. Considering the effective implementation of the NEP202, the top priority of the university, UG and PG programs have
been redesigned and restructured to give maximum flexibility to students to choose from various elective courses offered by several
departments with multiple entry and exit. The curriculum at Bachelor's level and Master's Level are based on the philosophy and
practices of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), with greater emphasis on Skill development, human values, Community Engagement &
Community Service, and Indian knowledge tradition. We have also focused on an ICT-based education system to reach all corners of
society with enhanced employability and vocational training.
Some of the significant attributes which the University has incorporated in light of NEP 2020 are listed below:-
Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary nature of Programmes
Multiple Entry and Exit in Academic Programmes
Academic bank of credits (ABC)
Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET)
Distance education/online education
Skill development and Vocational courses
Appropriate integration of Indian Knowledge system/ Heritage and Culture (Teaching in Indian Language and culture, using online course):
Focus on Outcome-based education (OBE)
Academic collaboration with foreign HEIs for Joint and Dual Degree Programme
Office of International Affairs, Known as -the International Student Centre (ISC) at BBAU
Basic facilities & amenities for a safe, secure environment for Women and Women Cell for sensitization, policy implementation, monitoring, and grievance redressal
Alumni Connect: Through Alumni Cell and Alumni Association
Establishment of Research and Development Cells in BBAU
Fostering Social Responsibility & Community Engagement in Higher Education Institutions in India 2.0
Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D. Degree
Professor of Practice- Future Plans
The University has 18 Schools of diverse disciplines and 43 Departments with 99 programmes.
Multidisciplinary nature is encouraged by implementing a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and other collaborative courses and programmes.
Diversity in terms of Elective courses on skill development, ability enhancement, and Indian knowledge tradition has been introduced with a multidisciplinary approach.
Additionally, interdisciplinary research is promoted, and faculty members are encouraged to collaborate with other academic and research institutes.
Several MoUs have been signed and are in progress to facilitate multidisciplinary research and academics on campus. https://www.bbau.ac.in/Mou.aspx
Keeping in mind the NEP-2020, UG and PG programs have been redesigned and restructured to give maximum flexibility to students to choose from various elective courses offered by several departments. The curriculum at Bachelor's level and Master's Level are based on the philosophy and practices of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), with greater emphasis on Skill development, Community Engagement & Community Service. https://www.bbau.ac.in/CBCS.aspx
As per the recommendations of NEP -2020, the curriculum is implemented from the session 2022 onwards in all the programs
except a few where regulatory bodies like NCTE, PCI, and Bar Council of India, ICAR etc., still need to provide guidelines.
(Deptt of Horticulture , Deptt of Law, Deptt of Pharmaceutical Sciences)
The University has 18 Schools and 43 Departments.
No of Departments Implemented NEP-2020-based curriculum-40
No of Programmes Implemented NEP-2020 based curriculum-88
The curriculum at Bachelor's level and Master's Level are based on the philosophy and practices of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS),
and MPDC courses emphasizing Skill development (Remedial Language-English, Basics of Computer), Human Values (Ambedkar Studies),
Community Engagement & Community Service (Gender Studies and Community Service).
Every department has designed courses for Value addition, Skill development, Ability enhancement, Indian Knowledge Tradition and
System, Community Engagement and Internship Project/Apprenticeship, and Experimental and Experiential Learning with credit requirements.
India Specific Knowledge and Liberal Arts have been placed as far as possible in various courses/ programmes and the same has been mentioned
in the course objectives and Learning outcomes.
Multiple Entry and Exit in Academic Programmes
Provision of Multiple Entries and Multiple Exits has been initiated. To operationalize it, within the institution and outside the institution,
the process of formulation of uniform policy has been initiated at the university level with the objective of its implementation from the session
2022-23 onwards, keeping in view the flexibility, choices, and autonomy issues so that the maximum benefits may be given to the learners in the
spirit of NEP-2020.
The Time limit for re-entry in the same course through MEE (Multiple Entry-Exit) is double the duration of the course plus one additional year to
complete a course via re-entry
Academic bank of credits (ABC):
The Academic Bank of Credits policy has been implemented with the registration of students by opening unique/ individual Academic
Credit Bank accounts for each student in digital form. A total of 2847 ABC IDs have been created, and 780 Mark sheets have been
uploaded on the portal till now, which are likely to increase by the end of March 2023. https://nad.gov.in/
Common Universities Entrance Test (CUET)
The University has taken admission through CUET, and the students from 28 states, including Andaman & Nicobar,
Ladakh, and North-East Region, have been admitted in the session 2022-23.
Distance Education/Online Education:
The University is signing MoU with IGNOU and UPRTOU for starting online and Open and Distance Learning (ODL) education in
the joint venture by establishing a study centre, Institutional exchanges between students, faculty, and staff; Collaboration
and Cooperation in Research, Extension, and Community Services. https://www.bbau.ac.in/MOU.aspx
As and when the need arises, the departments are involved in utilizing ICT Platforms for teaching and learning, including
academic meetings. The library's E-resources are also available with remote access to all the students, research scholars,
and faculty members. https://www.gbl.bbau.ac.in/
Swayam and MOOCs Courses are an integral part of programmes for promoting online education in all the semesters except the
final semester keeping in view the timely declaration of results. https://www.bbau.ac.in/eresources.aspx
Skill Development and Vocational Courses:
Every department has designed additional courses of 2 to 4 credits leading to Skill development, Ability enhancement, Indian Traditional Knowledge, Community Engagement and Internship, Project/Apprenticeship, Experimental and Experiential Learning with credit requirements. Our University is promoting Vocational education to graduate students to promote skill and training for developing a trained workforce.
Following the same, the University is running B.Voc. Course in Floriculture and Landscape Gardening.https://www.bbau.ac.in/dept/dhc/B.Voc.%20(FLG)Final.pdf
University also offers compulsory MPDC courses in Remedial English language, English Communication, and Basics of Computers for skill enhancement of students, MPDC- Ambedkar Studies for inculcating human values and MPDC -Gender Studies and community service for community engagement and service.
05 Internship/Apprenticeship embedded Degree programmes are being conducted presently. The University has initiated more Internship/Apprenticeship embedded Degree programmes in the coming sessions.
Department of skill and vocational Studies has started three courses in collaboration with HQ AMC Centre to meet society's and the Nation's current needs. The Centre is running the following courses: a mix of knowledge and skill development.
PG Diploma in Modern Office Administration
Diploma in Modern Office Management
Diploma in Inventory and Store Management
The language and Vocational Studies Department has been established at Amethi Campus to provide vocational education opportunities.
Appropriate Integration of Indian Knowledge System/ Heritage and Culture (teaching in Indian Language, and culture, using online courses):
India Specific Knowledge and Liberal Arts have been placed as far as possible in various courses/ programmes, and the same has been mentioned in the course objectives and Learning outcomes.
Regular seminars/webinars and workshops are organized to promote Indian languages for integrating the Indian Knowledge system into the curriculum of all the disciplines. The Hindi department of the University offers M.A. and Ph.D. in Hindi. University has recently initiated the School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies to promote teaching and research in the emerging field of Sanskrit Sahitya, Vyakaran, in Veda. Ph.D. and Postgraduate programs in Sanskrit, Pali, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, and Vedic culture are the salient features of this school.
Focus on Outcome-Based Education (OBE):
The University has 18 Schools and 43 Departments with 99 programmes, all offered as Outcome Based Education. All the programmes
mention Programme Outcomes (PO), Programmes Specific Outcomes (PSO), and all the courses mention Course Outcomes (CO). These
programmes have been designed , considering the requirement of job-oriented Industries, Global, and the country's local needs.
Academic Collaboration with Foreign Heis for Joint and Dual Degree Programmes
The University has adopted a Gazette Notification dated 02 May 2022 for the same. Some joint and dual degree programmes with highly reputed institutions of the country like-IIT-BHU, Integral University Lucknow, CSIR NBRI, CSIR CIMAP, CSIR IITR Centre for Biomedical Resonance SGPGI Lucknow, ICAR NBFGR Lucknow etc are in place. MoUs with a few other institutes have also been initiated.
Office of International Affairs Known as -The International Student Centre(ISC) at BBAU
The International Students Centre has been established in the University to transcend the barriers of national boundaries and reach international fora.
The Centre acts as the nodal agency to assist foreign nationals wishing to be admitted to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in different courses in all their academic pursuits.
Basic Facilities & Amenities for A Safe, Secure Environment for Women and Women Cell for Sensitization, Policy Implementation, Monitoring, and Grievance Redressal
The University's committee of Basic Facilities for Women strives to provide basic sanitation, accommodation, and other facilities like health and overall well-being of women faculty and employees. https://www.bbau.ac.in/CBFWAbout.aspx
University has Grievance Redressal Cell for Faculty Members, Staff, and Students.