A one day Review Meeting with Vice Chancellors (VCs) of Central Universities was held today in New Delhi to review the progress of decisions taken in the VCs’ Conference held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 4th-5th February, 20 ...
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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.
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.
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.
The Education of All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2015 states that India made marked progress, increasing its net enrolment ratio significantly as Gross National Product (GNP) per capita improved, suggesting a m ...
There is increase in the enrolment of persons with disability (PwDs) students in higher education, as per the All India Survey on Higher Education, MHRD.
The following schemes/facilities have been launched to enhance the representation of the differently-abled students in Higher Education:-
Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy here today launched the Human Resource and Skill Requirement reports across 24 sectors in India which will serve as the baseline for all skill development initiatives being planned across the country.
According to the findings of the reports, the incremental human resource requirement across these 24 sectors is nearly 109.73* million whereby the top 10 sectors account for about 80 percent of requirements.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rudy said that in line with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's vision of making India the skill capital of the world; this is yet another endeavour from his ministry. He said, as the old adage goes, what cannot be measured, cannot be corrected. The idea behind the Skill Gap Studies is to understand which sectors are likely to face the biggest gaps. He said, it is imperative for us to plan the skilling of future workforce of India on the basis of these reports.
The 2015 Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) was launched by Smt Smriti Zubin Irani. The Minister for Human Resource Development today at an event organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with the UNESCO GMR at New Delhi. This is the first international launch of the GMR report outside of Paris and New York. Holding the international launch in New Delhi is a tribute to India's progress in school education. The event was attended by national and international guests. The 2015 Global Monitoring Report is the 12th and the concluding in the series and is aptly based on the theme 'Education for All 2000-2015; achievements and challenges.
The event included a brief video address by the UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon who called upon the nations to harness the power of education to build a better future for all. The presentation by Mr Aaron Benevot, Director GMR on the key finding of the report highlighted the unfinished EFA agenda also indicated at the progressive gains made in reducing the out of school children, increased enrolment at the primary level and encouraging trends in participation of the girl child.
The Meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament for the Ministry of Human Resource Development was held here today. The subject of discussion for the meeting was “National Education Policy”. The Union HRD Minister Smt Smriti Irani while introducing the topic of discussion welcomed the members attending the Parliamentary Consultative Committee Meeting. Minister of State for HRD, Shri Upendra Kushwaha also attended the Committee Meeting.
A presentation was made at the Consultative Committee Meeting by the JS, Ministry of HRD which highlighted the need for formulating the New Education Policy. The presentation brought out the fact that since technology has evolved and MOOCs, Distance Learning and on line courses are the emerging areas today in the educational scenario, there is a greater need to work out a New Educational Policy. The New Education Policy aims at meeting the twenty- first century challenges – globalization and liberalization. Also changing nature of knowledge and multi-disciplinary approach to learning, calls for formulating a New Education Policy according to the Presentation.