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Vice Chancellor's Message

It is with immense pleasure and excitement that I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you as we embark on a new academic year. As the Vice Chancellor of Goa University, I feel honored to be part of this vibrant and diverse community of learners and educators.

Goa University has always been at the forefront of excellence in education, research, and holistic development of our students. Our commitment in providing the best learning experience, fostering creativity, and promoting critical thinking remains unwavering. With great pride, I announce that this year marks a significant milestone in our journey as we embrace and implement the much-awaited National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, at the undergraduate level in general education.

The NEP 2020 is a visionary document that aims to transform India's educational landscape by promoting a student-centric and holistic approach to learning. At Goa University, we fully endorse this progressive policy and implemented it successfully. Some of the key highlights of the NEP 2020 that we have incorporated into our academic framework are:

  • Flexibility in Education: We offer multiple entry and exit points for degree programs, allowing students to choose their preferred academic pathways based on their interests and skills.
  • Multidisciplinary Education: Goa University establishes a multidisciplinary approach to education, encouraging students to explore various subjects and broaden their horizons, transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • Research and Innovation: We will create a conducive environment for research and innovation, promoting a culture of curiosity, problem-solving, and entrepreneurship among students and faculty. In this regard, a Research Park, housing Bio, IT and health incubators is getting established.
  • Quality Teaching: The NEP emphasizes enhancing the quality of teaching through faculty development programs, cutting-edge pedagogical techniques, and technology integration, and we are fully committed to these endeavors.
  • Digital Education: Goa University will embrace technology to improve access to education and provide a blended learning environment that caters to diverse learning styles.
  • Life Skills and Holistic Development: We will focus on nurturing our students' emotional intelligence, life skills, and overall well-being to create well-rounded individuals ready to face the challenges of the modern world.
  • Inclusivity and Diversity: Upholding the principles of inclusivity and diversity, we will strive to ensure that education reaches every stratum of society and that all students are provided with equal opportunities.
  • As we move forward together with the implementation of the NEP 2020, I urge all students, faculty, and staff to actively participate in this transformative journey. Your insights and enthusiasm will be instrumental in shaping the future of education at Goa University.

    Let us foster a nurturing, respectful, and collaborative learning environment that empowers every individual to achieve their full potential. Together, we will create a stronger, more inclusive, and progressive educational ecosystem that contributes to the advancement of our society and nation.

    I am truly excited about the possibilities that lie ahead, and I am confident that together, we will build an institution that stands as a beacon of knowledge, innovation, and positive change.

    Once again, welcome to Goa University, where we strive for excellence and embrace the transformative power of education.

    With warm regards,

    Harilal B. Menon
    Vice Chancellor