IIT Bombay has witnessed fifteen students choosing the early exit option introduced last year, as part of the institute's effort to offer flexibility in higher education. This option allows students who are unable to complete the four-year BTech degree course to have an honorable exit with a specialised BSc degree.Speaking at a press conference celebrating 'Three Years of the National Education Policy 2020', Professor S Sudarshan, deputy director of IIT Bombay, highlighted the impact of the NEP on higher education. The policy has enabled greater flexibility in courses, allowing students to select core courses and a diverse range of electives across disciplines.Additionally, the NEP has encouraged the establishment of new disciplines beyond traditional lines, such as the School of Management and School for Entrepreneurship at IIT. Professor Avinash Mahajan, the Dean of Academic Programmes at IIT, provided insights into the early exit option for students pursuing a BSc degree.