Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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'Higher education enrolment ratio likely to grow to 30 % by 2020'

Higher Education Enrollment

Higher education enrolment ratio in India is likely to grow to 30 per cent by 2020 because of increased investment in the sector and economic growth, a senior official today said.

Higher education secretary Ashok Thakur also said that the government is encouraging engineering colleges, especially IITs, to offer more subjects in humanities so that students have access to social science subjects.

"Enrolment in higher education is likely to grow to 30 per cent by 2020 thanks to increased investment by the government and economic growth," he said at the valedictory session of an international conference on social science research.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Global recognition of Indian degrees soon

India is set to get full-fledged membership status of the Washington Accord by June, enabling global recognition of Indian degrees and improving mobility of students and engineers. 

Secretary higher education Ashok Thakur also said steps were being taken to set up National Accreditation Regulatory Authority (NARA), supplementing the country's efforts to improve quality and meet international standards. 

"After acquiring full status of the Washington Accord, employability of Indian engineers in other countries will go up substantially. This will help our students pursuing technical education," Thakur told reporters here. 

India-US initiative to improve children's reading skills

 Aimed at improving the reading skills of primary school children in the country, the US and India launched a reading initiative here on Thursday. 

The READ (Read-Engage-Achieve-Dream) Alliance is a partnership between the US Agency for International Development and India's Center for Knowledge Studies (CKS). 

"The moment a child learns to read is the moment he or she obtains the single most important skill that one needs to have the best possible chances in life," said US acting Charge d'Affaires Michael Pelletier, while launching READ's innovation challenge. 

"I am confident that the READ alliance will help put millions of Indian children on a path of life-long learning," Pelletier added. 

The event also saw the release of the synopsis of CKS's "7 steps to reading" report, which provides a plan for improving the reading abilities of Indian children.

MOC Between IGNOU and National Health Mission, Haryana

A Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) has been signed between Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and National Health Mission, Govt. of Haryana whereby Health functionaries of the State of Haryana (covering 21 districts) shall be trained in phases by using interactive Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood illness (IMNCI) package of IGNOU.

IMNCI is a multi-media training programme of 7 days duration to upgrade the skills of various health functionaries. The National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education (NCIDE) and School of Health Science of IGNOU has designed and developed this package, with assistance from UNICEF.

Vocational Education and Skill Development

School of Vocational Education Training (SOVET), IGNOU organized a Brainstorming session on ‘Vocational Education and Skill Development for Open Distance learning through National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)/National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF)’ at Convention centre, IGNOU on 3rd March, 2014. The theme of the session was to explore the innovative models of vocational education and skill development for employability through ODL system. Shri. J P Rai, Director General, National Skill Development Agency delivered the key note address and reiterated that “Skill Development Mission target to train 500 million by 2022, considering the available infrastructure, resources in general and qualified Instructors in particular the mission is a challenge. ODL is indispensible and it can play significant role in the capacity building of trainers/instructors for VET. ODL can also contribute significantly in Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and its certification through NSQF”.