Education Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

UGC Four-Year Undergraduate Programmes

The “Curriculum and credit framework for four-year undergraduate programmes” was released recently by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This new framework is in line with the National Education Policy, 2020, which recommended four-year undergraduate degrees with multiple entry and exit options. What are the key features of the framework? Students will receive a UG degree ..

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Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States/UTs for 2020-21

The Union Education Ministry’s Department of School Education and Literacy released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States/UTs for 2020-21. What is Performance Grading Index? Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a unique index that provides evidence-based comprehensive assessment of school education system in all states and union territories. It provides insights into the performance and ..

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What is National Credit Framework?

The draft of the 1st National Credit Framework has been released for public consultation. Key facts The draft National Credit Framework or NCrF was recently released by the Union Ministry of Education. It is a framework, under the 2020 National Education Policy, to integrate the credits earned via school education, higher education, vocation training and ..

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UGC Guidelines on Professors of Practice

The UGC has cleared the post of “professors of practice” in colleges and universities. Key facts Any expert having 15 years or more experience in a particular field is eligible to become the professor of practice. These experts need not have formal academic qualification to become professors of practice. However, they must have been an ..

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India Edtech Consortium

The private companies in India have joined together to form India EdTech Consortium. It was formed under the guidance of Internet Mobile Association of India. It was launched after Government of India announced that it is to launch as policy to regulate the edtech sector, that is education and technology sector. What is Edtech? EdTech ..

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Cabinet approves to give status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Tecnology). All the 5 IIITs are to operate in PPP mode. Highlights The Cabinet approved the Information Technology Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. According to the bill, five IIITs along with 15 ..

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