Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar, Founder, NIIT University Chairman and Co-Founder NIIT Group, on the CBSE Class 12th Evaluation Criteria

New Delhi: NIIT University (NU) has been established with a vision to bring about innovation in higher education and learning in emerging areas of the knowledge society.

Talking about the CBSE class 12th board assessment, Rajendra Pawar, Chairman and Co-founder NIIT Group and Founder, NIIT University, said, ”CBSE has done a commendable job of coming out with the assessment criteria for the 12th standard boards. Given the circumstances, this was not an easy task and questions and apprehensions will remain. Taking the 10th standard scores into account is a good decision, as these exams took place before we were hit by COVID and the students were psychologically and otherwise better paced to be evaluated. In fact, more weightage could have been given to the 10th score.”

“More importantly, I feel universities need to step-up and play a greater role in evaluation and assessment of students. It is not fair to assess students based only on their performance in exams and more weightage should be given to one-on-one interactions and overall evaluation. These unprecedented times have also given us an opportunity to re-evaluate are our education models. This would be consistent with the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020. At NIIT University (NU), we have been focusing on overall evaluation of students since our inception a decade back.”

At NIIT University (NU) students undergo a unique Admissions Interaction Process (AIP) which assesses their potential, aspirations, social sensitivities and many such attributes which cannot be tested easily. The applicants and their parents interact with the University staff from the comfort of their homes, using digital capabilities implemented over the last 10 years at NU. The University is making it easy for students to reach out, raise their apprehensions and seek the advice and support that they need in these challenging times.
About NU

Established in 2009, NIIT University (NU) is a not-for-profit University covered under section 2(f) of UGC Act and notified by the Government of Rajasthan. A premier institution of higher learning and research, NU seeks to create original thinkers who will lead the knowledge society of the future. The University inherits four decades of rich expertise and global know-how of – the NIIT Group.

Nurtured by some of the foremost thought leaders and corporate-practitioners of the country, the multidisciplinary University focuses on emerging areas of technology and management. NU is a part of a 100-acre campus at Neemrana, Rajasthan, 90 minutes from Delhi Airport.

Nestled in the Aravalli hills, the fully residential green campus offers an idyllic and intellectually vibrant environment for pursuing higher education and research. Set up with the vision to be the role model of learning, research, innovation and sustainability for the knowledge society, NU is dedicated to building great careers and ensuring excellent job opportunities for all its students. It has been developed as an institute of excellence to provide exceptional education based on its Four Core Principles that make learning Industry-linked, Technology based, Research-driven and Seamless.

NU offers the entire spectrum of academic programs. For school leavers after Class 12, it offers BTech (Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication, Biotechnology, Communication and Computer Engineering, Data Science, and Cyber Security), 4-year Integrated MBA (Marketing & Marketing Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Finance Banking & FinTech, Business Analytics, Communication & Media studies, Digital & Social Media Marketing), 4-year Integrated MSc (Computer Science), 5-year Integrated MTech and 3-Year BBA. For the graduate degree holders, NU offers 2-Year MTech (Educational Technology and Geographic Information Systems). NU also offers PhD programmes and runs many Industry Linked Programmes leading to MBA, PGDBA, M Tech, etc.