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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Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

Higher education institutes to get HEFA funds from next session, says Javadekar

New Delhi: To enable institutions of higher education in the country achieve financial autonomy, fund more research and improve infrastructure, the Union government on Thursday signed an agreement with Canara Bank to set up a non-banking financial company (NBFC). Called the Higher Education Finance Agency (HEFA), the joint venture between the human resource development (HRD) ministry and the bank will start lending to institutions from May-June. “This the beginning of a new initiative to address the growing demand of finance for the higher education sector,” HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said….

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Omar mismanaged PM Scholarship Scheme from 2011-14: Javadekar

Omar mismanaged PM Scholarship Scheme from 2011-14: Javadekar

JAMMU, Oct 14: Union Minister for Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar today launched blistering counter attack on National Conference president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on his remarks that grant of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) to Jammu was “partisan politics” and instead charged Omar with “mismanaging” Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) during 2011-14 when he was the Chief Minister of the State. It was virtually a twitter war during the day today after Centre yesterday announced grant of IIM to Jammu at the cost of Rs 1000 crores…

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