Union Human Resource Development Minister Honours ...

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt Smriti Irani felicitated Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) teachers and mentors for their contribution in the field of education as an acknowledgement of the role and impact of the teachers in shaping the future generations, in a function held in New Delhi today. The Union Minister congratulated all the awardees and said that their contribution in nation building and liberating generations is unparalleled. Teachers are truly the pride of a nation, she said.

Smt Smriti Irani suggested the CBSE to introduce some new categories for awarding the teachers. These categories include (a) Teacher who promotes performing arts; (b) One who brings change in rural India and motivates people for nation building; and (c) One who takes teaching beyond the boundaries of syllabus and inspires students for innovation.

She also called upon CBSE to collect feedback from students regarding their suggestions for improvement in the education system and submit the same for consideration by Ministry of Human Resource Development by mid November so that their input may be utilized while framing new education policy. She also directed CBSE to compile important suggestions, views and thoughts during PM’s interaction with students to be held tomorrow and submit the same to the Ministry.

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Since the beginnings of industry, the automation of manufacturing and production processes has been constantly evolving. This evolution is being possible due to the integration of classic technologies like mechanics and electricity with other more modern ones such as electronics, computing, communications, etc.

This integration of technologies is well represented by using the “Automation Pyramid” graphic, which includes the five technological levels which can be considered in an industrial environment. The technologies interrelate, both within each level and between the different levels by using industrial communications. The automation pyramid is evolving at the same time as industry, so lines between levels are progressively disappearing these levels are merging.

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Union HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani Chairs the 63r ...

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Irani holding a press conference on the 63rd meeting of the Central Advisory Board Of Education (CABE), in New Delhi on August 19, 2015. The Secretary, Department of Higher Education and Member Secretary, CABE, Shri V.S. Oberoi, the Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Dr. Subash C. Khuntia and the Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, Shri A.P. Frank Noronha are also seen.

The 63rd Meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) was held under the Chairpersonship of Union Human Resource Minister Smt. Smriti Irani at New Delhi today.

In her opening address the Union Minister of Human Resource Development highlighted the achievements of the Ministry in promoting quality education to all through new and impending initiatives such as the Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds), the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN and the Rashtriya Aavishkar Abhiyan (RAA). She stressed their importance and catalytic role in transforming the education sector and sought the cooperation and active participation of the States and Union Territories in their implementation.

She dwelt on the consultative and inclusive process of evolving, after 29 years, a New Education Policy, one that would be in step with the inevitably changed perspectives and aspirations, and with the needs of the country and the economy. The multi-layered and wide ranging process involves the people right from the grassroots, with meetings from the village level moving upwards to the State through Blocks, Panchayats, Districts and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). The Chairperson requested the States to initiate the grassroots consultation and keep the HRD informed of the progress.

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College Development Scheme

The UGC has provided grants under its College Development Scheme, during 2013-14, to 4071 colleges declared eligible, under Section 12B of the UGC, Act, 1956, to receive grants. The UGC has reported that it does not provide development grants to any self financing, purely private funded colleges. The UGC provided grants to self-financing colleges only under its student and teacher centric schemes; these colleges are not eligible to receive development grants from the UGC.

As per the University Grants Commission (UGC) (Mandatory Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2012, notified on 19th January, 2013 it is mandatory for each College to get accredited by an Accreditation Agency after passing out of two batches or six years, whichever is earlier, in accordance with the norms and methodology prescribed by such agency or the Commission, as the case may be. Further as per these Regulations, every College, which has completed six years of existence or two batches having passed out, whichever is earlier, has to apply within six months from the date of coming into force of these Regulations, to the Accreditation Agency, for accreditation. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has notified similar regulations on 29th January, 2014.

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Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) Launched by Dr. A ...

The former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam launching the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan, at a function, in New Delhi on July 09, 2015. The Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (Independent Charge), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria and the Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Dr. Subash Chandra Khuntia are also seen.

Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, former President of India launched the Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) today in New Delhi. While launching the Abhiyan, Dr. Abdul Kalam focused on developing the spirit of innovation and experimentation among students. He further laid stress on four qualities of uniqueness: Great Aim, Quest of Knowledge, Hard Work, and Perseverance. Emphasising the value of learning he added “we learn to live, we learn to think and we learn to learn”. He concluded his speech by stressing upon attaching highest value to Science.

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan is a unique concept developed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development that aims to inculcate a spirit of inquiry, creativity and love for Science and Mathematics in school children.

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