SAMARTH scheme implemented by NIT Kurukshetra
On May 14, 2020, NIT implemented the SAMARTH scheme. It was developed by the Department of Higher Education operating under Ministry of Human Resources and Development developed SAMARTH, an e-governance platform. The platform was developed under National Mission of Education in Information and Communication Technology Scheme. It is called the NMEICT Scheme in short.
The platform will provide information to strengthen the productivity through better information management. It caters faculties and students by providing different study modules. It is an open source architecture and works on a n automated software. It works through a secure, scalable and evolutionary process. The platform has been implemented at the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.
Currently the platform offers 38 modules to the institution.
National Institute of Kurukshetra
The institute is currently participating under the World Bank scheme called Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme.
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme
The Programme was launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002. It aims to upscale the quality of technical education and enhance capacities of institutions.
The first phase of the programme was implemented with an assistance of Rs 1,389 crores. Around 127 institutions from India participated in the programme. In phase II, the World Bank provided Rs 2,430 crore. In Phase III, the north eastern states, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar Islands were focused. In the third phase, the skills of unorganized sector in these areas were focused to boost local produce and also to support the locals.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2020