Murthy was addressing at a press conference held on Monday to highlight the institute’s contribution to the New Education Policy as the institute celebrated three years of its implementation. The institute also allows students to earn credits from external sources, said Murthy.
“NEP is a big revolution in education sector. The positive initiative by the government and most of its recommendations will propel India forward in the realm of education,” said Murthy.
Emphasising the institute’s focus on research and innovation, the IITH director highlighted their impressive track record of fostering entrepreneurship, with over 130 startups created in the past four years, generating more than 1000 jobs and 1,200 crore in revenue.
IITH also revealed that the institute has also revamped its curriculum to offer greater flexibility. This includes allocating 10% of the courses to liberal arts and creative arts, as well as 10% to free electives. The institute has also introduced personality development-related courses to foster the overall development, Murthy added.
The vice-chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, B Jagdeeshwar Rao, commended the NEP as an emancipation policy in education. “NEP encourages students to pursue multi-disciplinary learning based on their interests, focusing on knowledge acquisition rather than mere certification. The framework was inspired by the UoH programme, which the institute had initiated decades ago,” he said. Vidyanad, joint director of the Regional Directorate of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of Telangana, noted that the institute aligns with the NEP’s vision of integrating vocational education with general education and the institute is working towards equipping students with both academic and practical skills.