HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar: 2,000 online courses to be offered through Swayam in 1 year, says

In a bid to promote affordable education, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said the government aims to offer about 2,000 online courses within one year through ‘Swayam’ — an indigenously developed platform. “Currently, 380 courses are offered through this platform and this will be enhanced to 2,000 courses in one year,” he said after the inauguration of a week-long Teachers Workshop at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here. About 60,000 students have already completed their courses through this affordable platform launched last year. It makes knowledge available…

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HRD min holds discussions on proposed 20 world class varsities

HRD min holds discussions on proposed 20 world class varsities

Senior functionaries of the HRD ministry today held deliberations on the regulations for the proposed 20 ‘world class universities’ that were announced in the 2016-17 budget by the government. In the meeting which was headed by HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, the aspects related to autonomy and regulations for these universities were finalised, officials sources said. It was also discussed whether words- ‘world class’ be used in the nomenclature for these institutes. Sources said rather they may be called institutes of excellence. Giving more flexibility to the regulations through suggestions like…

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HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

HRD panel wants filling up of faculty at premier institutes for world class institutions

To expedite and overcome the hurdle in developing world class institutions and deteriorating levels of higher education, the Consultative Committee on Human Resource Development has recommended immediate filling up of vacant posts in IIT, NIT and at 40 central universities. The Consultative Committee relating to Human Resource Development (HRD) comprising of Union HRD ministers and 28 MPs which met on December 29 also expressed concern over increasing gap between education and employability and the quality of students coming from colleges and suggested government take corrective steps. A senior HRD ministry…

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HRD Ministry to award educational institutes that promote demonetization

HRD Ministry to award educational institutes that promote demonetization

Promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of demonetization in a major way, the Ministry of Human Resource Development has now given a deadline to all educational institutions to go completely digital for payments, and the institute that makes the best effort will be awarded by the ministry. According to sources, a road map on how e-payment mode should be adopted has been given to various institutions, and by January 12 all institutions should complete the first step of going completely cashless. A circular in this regard was sent to all…

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HRD Ministry for cashless transaction in Edu institutes

HRD Ministry for cashless transaction in Edu institutes

The HRD ministry is planning to encourage cashless transactions in higher educational institutions. Sources said that there is a thinking in the ministry that bodies like IITs and Central varsities should go cashless in their transactions. Earlier, in a bid to provide relief to people, ministry has advised educational institutions associated with it to not insist on draft and pay orders for payments but accept electronic transactions like RTGS, NEFT or cheques. According to sources, the ministry has also said that all educational institutions should prepare a roadmap for transition…

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