National Education
Policy (NEP)

About National Education
Policy, 2020

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, greenlit by India’s Union Cabinet on July 29, 2020, marks a significant shift in the country’s educational landscape. This policy introduces a comprehensive framework encompassing elementary, secondary, higher education, and vocational training in both rural and urban India.

With a vision to overhaul the education system by 2040, NEP 2020 is pivotal in charting a course toward academic and research excellence. The policy envisions to shape a workforce equipped to tackle the nation’s challenges, promoting long-term sustainability, and skilled, knowledgeable citizens.


Our forward-thinking approach fosters excellence in learning, preparing students for an ever-evolving world. Our university is recognized among India’s top-ranked institutions, embracing NEP 2020 to enhance academic programs. We celebrate our rich heritage through the ‘Centre of Advanced Indian Studies’ (CAIS) and prioritize innovation through a credit system and multidisciplinary education. Our Learning Support and Counseling Center ensures students’ academic and emotional well-being, emphasizing life skills, ethics, and technology use. We uphold diversity, equity, and inclusion as fundamental principles guiding our educational decisions. Our policy aligns with NEP, emphasizing technology-enabled learning, updated curricula, enhanced digital infrastructure, vocational education, and motivating educators for a stronger education system.

Salient Features
  • Major and Minor Courses
  • Multidisciplinary approach across undergraduate programs
  • Integration of Minors with diverse disciplines
  • Postgraduate Programs with technology disruptions
  • Vocational Skill enhancement Courses
  • Experiential Training
  • Faculty Development
  • Integrated Holistic Education
  • Choice Based Credit System
  • Outcome Based Education
  • Global Immersion
  • Indian Knowledge Integration
  • Technology Led Learning

Holistic and
Multidisciplinary Education

Ajeenkya DY Patil University has embraced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which advocates for a multidisciplinary education model aimed at nurturing holistic development by integrating social, physical, intellectual, emotional, and moral capacities. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the university aims to address complex challenges, ensuring India’s sustained success in the global economy.

The initiative seeks to establish ADYPU, rooted in traditional Indian values and ethics, to foster the development of physical, psychological, knowledge, and financial infrastructures aligned with these principles. This approach enhances research opportunities and fosters critical thinking, adaptability, and problem-solving abilities, positioning students as T-Shaped professionals with strong analytical and communication skills.

Indian Knowledge

Ajeenkya DY Patil University’s implementation of NEP is evident through the establishment of the Center of Advanced Indian Studies (CAIS). This center is dedicated to tapping the wealth of Indian Knowledge Systems to address contemporary needs while honoring intellectual traditions. Here’s how ADYPU integrates NEP:

  • Rich Knowledge Systems: CAIS focuses on diverse domains, from astronomy to literature, drawing from a comprehensive knowledge base shaped through cultural transmission and adaptive processes.
  • Research Hub: It approaches research in ancient wisdom, aiming to delve deeply into the vast spectrum of Indian knowledge.
  • Integral Educational Platform: CAIS is an online educational platform that translating this research into practical knowledge, merging ancient wisdom with modern technology and wellness practices with everyday life.

Holistic Education
through T-Shaped Education

At Ajeenkya DY Patil University, our dedication lies in molding young learners into more than just professionals. Our goal is to nurture well-rounded individuals. We’re dedicated to fostering what we term as T-Shaped Professionals—individuals who excel in a specific field (the vertical bar of the ‘T’) while also embracing a wide understanding across diverse subjects (the horizontal bar). These T-Shaped Professionals are primed to thrive in today’s landscape, harmonizing specialized expertise with a comprehensive worldview.

ADYPU targets learners on both horizontal and vertical scales. Horizontally, it emphasizes development across spiritual, moral, physical, interpersonal, emotional, and cognitive domains. Vertically, it offers programs in leadership & management, society, technology & culture, health and wellness, Science of Happiness, and Philosophy of Mind, providing a comprehensive educational experience.

Choice Based Credit
System (CBCS)

We align with contemporary learning approaches through the National Education Policy (NEP) and a Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The credit system defines an hour of learning, blending classroom instruction with out-of-class student work, including laboratory work, internships, and projects. ADYPU emphasizes learner autonomy, promoting a 1:2 ratio of teacher-assisted learning to student self-learning. The framework includes major subjects, Indian Knowledge Systems, electives, minor subjects, open electives, ability enhancement courses, vocational skill courses, skill enhancement courses, internships, and co-curricular & value education courses. These offerings cater to multidisciplinary exposure, employability enhancement, and holistic development, emphasizing practical skills and real-life application of knowledge.

Framework of the Choice-Based Credit System

  • Major Subject: A mandatory single-subject course pursued within the program of study
  • Indian Knowledge System (IKS): Core courses incorporating Indian Knowledge System
  • Elective Course: A supplementary project designed to acquire skills aligned with the major study
  • Minor Subject: An additional subject of study pursued within the program
  • OE (Open Elective): A course chosen from an unrelated discipline for multidisciplinary exposure
  • AEC (Ability Enhancement Course): Mandatory Language and Literature content, including compulsory English communication and elective Indian language studies
  • VSC (Vocational Skill Course): Aimed to enhance practical, hands-on, soft skills aligned with the major subject
  • SEC (Skill Enhancement Course): Courses aimed at increasing students’ employability, chosen from college offerings or online platforms like Swayam or NPTEL
  • On-Job Training (OJT)/Internship/Field Project (FP)/Community Engagement Programme (CEP)/Research Project (RP): Application of knowledge in real-life problem-solving related to the major subject, community-based activities
  • CC (Co-curricular Course): Cultural activities fostering holistic student development, such as performing arts, visual arts, NCC, NSS, and Yoga
  • VEC (Value Education Course): Compulsory courses on The Constitution of India and Environmental Education

Outcome Based

Outcome-Based Education is a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. It involves strategic planning of course delivery and assessments to achieve specific objectives and outcomes. OBE focuses on evaluating student performance and emphasizes outcomes at various levels. The process includes planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.

NEP aligns with OBE, with the Teaching-Learning Evaluation Plan serving key purposes. It ensures curriculum coherence, streamlined implementation, and provides evidence for evaluating the teaching-learning process. A robust TLEP is central to the effective implementation of OBE in line with NEP objectives.

We have formulated a robust framework for education outcomes encompassing knowledge, skills, and attitudes, integral across higher education levels. The hierarchy of outcomes involves Course Outcomes , Program Outcomes , Program Educational Objectives , Programme Specific Outcomes , and Graduate Attributes , progressively defining learning achievements at course, program, and graduate levels

Categories of Outcome


ADYPU collaborates globally with universities to offer top-tier education and research, focusing on enhancing international student groups and organizations. The university has signed over 50 MoUs to ensure meaningful engagement and mutual benefit. Our undergraduate and masters degree programs in management, space technology, digital health, and green energy offer students a chance to immerse themselves globally, understanding diverse societies and business practices firsthand at our campuses.

Our collaboration initiatives include:

  • International immersion programs with work opportunities – The university offers a number of degree programs for immersive experiences with job opportunities for international exposure and skill development part-time job opportunities while pursuing the degrees.
  • Semester at Partner University: Students spend a semester abroad, earning credits transferred for degree completion.
  • Specific Programs: Joint leadership and specialized learning programs between cohorts from partner institutions, sharing costs and learning experiences.
  • New Programs: Exploring advanced courses not offered by the university to align with emerging fields.
  • Cultural Immersion: Tailored programs for incoming students to experience Indian culture, startup scenes, and entrepreneurship.
  • Simultaneous Online Teaching: Co-taught courses electronically by faculties from both institutions, facilitating collaborative assignments and evaluations.
  • International and  Visiting Faculty: We invite international faculty from partner universities for short-term teaching engagements. Over 50 international teaching staff are engaged across various streams at ADYPU, enriching our academic environment through diverse perspectives and global collaboration.
  • Miscellaneous Collaborations: Encouraging people-to-people connections, promoting student interactions through international forums of ADYPU as a research base for collaborative projects.


The university acknowledges the importance of advanced technology and strategic policy implementation in accelerating NEP adoption. With a world-class IT infrastructure, we’ve effectively implemented flexible learning during the pandemic, showcasing technology-enabled student success.

ADYPU’s IT infrastructure includes:

  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi, including hostel coverage
  • Gigabit ethernet and Fiber backbone interlinking LANs
  • Automated paperless check-ins
  • Specialized labs for Cyber Security, GIS, AutoCad
  • Dual IP cameras for hybrid classes
  • Video Conferencing System for smooth communication
  • Advanced ERP includes e-management module for  Student Information System, Fee Management, Student Services, Learning Management System, Human Resource Management System, Library, Controller of Examination and Outcome Based Education