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Setting up of New IIMs

The Union Cabinet has approved setting up and operationalization of six new IIMs at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodhgaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), and Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pr ...

Prime Minister Launches SKILL INDIA on the Occasion of World Youth Skills Day - Sets Target to Provide Skill Training to 40.02 Crore People by 2022

Prime Minister Launches SKILL INDIA on the Occasion of World Youth Skills Day – Sets Target to Provide Skill Training to 40.02 Crore People by 2022

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launching the logo of the Skill India Mission, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day, in New Delhi on July 15, 2015. The Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Manohar Parrikar, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri Anant Geete, Shri J.P. Nadda, Shri Ananth Kumar, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy are also seen.

Government here today launched SKILL INDIA on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest for the event, which was held in the Plenary Hall of Vigyan Bhavan. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley, Shri Manohar Parrikar, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri Anant Geete, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Shri Ananth Kumar, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Shri Piyush Goyal and Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar were present on the dais.

Several Chief Ministers, State Ministers, Secretaries to the Government of India and other representatives from central and state governments were also present at the event. Foreign dignitaries, including Ambassadors and High Commissioners, senior industry leaders, representatives of multilateral organizations and from industry associations also attended the two-hour long main function. ITI faculty, skill trainers and trainees from a range of training programs also participated.

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Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) Launched by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA) Launched by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

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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Know Your College (KYC)

With the time for admission to colleges having arrived, there is often confusion in the minds of students regarding which colleges to join and the courses to be taken up. To help the students make an informed decision on ...

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Approves Institutional Framework for the National Skill Development Mission

Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Approves Institutional Framework for the National Skill Development Mission

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, yesterday gave its approval for the institutional framework for the National Skill Development Mission in keeping with the commitment made during the Budget Speech for 2015-16.

The National Skill Development Mission will provide a strong institutional framework at the Centre and States for implementation of skilling activities in the country.

The Mission will have a three-tiered, high powered decision making structure. At its apex, the Mission’s Governing Council, chaired by the Prime Minister, will provide overall guidance and policy direction. The Steering Committee, chaired by Minister in Charge of Skill Development, will review the Mission’s activities in line with the direction set by the Governing Council. The Mission Directorate, with Secretary, Skill Development as Mission Director, will ensure implementation, coordination and convergence of skilling activities across Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments. The Mission will also run select sub-missions in high priority areas. Further, the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Directorate of Training will function under the overall guidance of the Mission. The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) provides a natural home for the Mission, organically linking all three decision making levels and facilitating linkages to all Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments.

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Opportune Time for Commonwealth Countries to Work Towards Rationalizing Methods for Inclusive and Qualitative Expansion of Education in Respective Countries, Says Union HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani

The 19th Conference of the Commonwealth Education Ministers was held at Nassau, the Bahamas from June 22 to 26, 2015. The Conference which deliberated upon Quality Education for Equitable Development was attended by the education ministers of 38 Commonwealth countries. The Union Minister for Human Resources Development Smt. Smriti Irani led the Indian delegation which comprised Chairman UGC, Chairman NIOS and JS School Education and Literacy, MHRD.

The Conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the Bahamas Mr. Perry Gladstone Christie. The plenary sessions were chaired by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, the Bahamas Mr. Jerome K. Fitzgerald.

While responding to the issue paper on Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths, Productivity the Union Minister Smt. Smriti Irani said that there could be no more opportune time than now that the Commonwealth countries work towards a more coordinated and holistic approach towards rationalizing methods and processes for inclusive and qualitative expansion of education in the respective countries. She underlined the significance of creating common platforms for deliberations on issues of mutual concerns so that issues like expansion, equity and excellence could be addressed in an integrated perspective. She also observed that a key measure of inclusive education would require significant increase in skill development initiatives to meet the emerging human resource requirements.

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KV Shaala Darpan will write a New Definition of #EGovernance, #GoodGovernance and #DigitalIndia, says Union HRD Minister

KV Shaala Darpan will write a New Definition of #EGovernance, #GoodGovernance and #DigitalIndia, says Union HRD Minister

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Chairperson, KVS, Smt. Smriti Irani addressing at the launch of KV SHAALA DARPAN for Kendriya Vidyalaya, in New Delhi on June 05, 2015. The Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Shri Upendra Kushwaha and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Union Human Resource Development Minister Smt. Smriti Irani while launching KV Shaala Darpan programme of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in New Delhi today said that the programme will write a new definition of e-governance, good governance, and digital India.

Elaborating upon the details the Minister said that this programme will be a step forward in the direction of fulfilling the vision of digital India of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. She further said that with the launch of KV Shaala Darpan, parents will get entire information at a unified platform about their children in respect of the attendance status, performance, health challenges and entire academic record from Ist to XIIth standard. Students will have facilities of e-tutorials and learning aids to enrich their knowledge. She made an appeal to the parents not to put unnecessary pressure on the children while availing the facility of getting instant information under this system.

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