Page-6 of Higher education Current Affairs, GK & News

Draft National Education Policy on Higher Education

The draft National Education Policy makes the following recommendations to improve the quality of higher education: There is a great need to focus on multidisciplinary and 21st-century competencies for future work roles. These multidisciplinary capabilities differentiate humans from Robots. Breaking down of the rigid boundaries of disciplines in higher education by moving towards broad-based, flexible ..

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Action plan to boost Higher Education

The Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning to launch an ambitious Rs 1.5 lakh crore action plan to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education over the next five years. The action plan named Project Equip is described as the implementation plan for the National Education Policy which is expected to be released shortly. ..

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Kerala government rolls out open online learning programme ‘KOOL’

The Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has rolled out its Online Open Learning training platform ‘KOOL’. The platform can be used to train teachers, students and the general public. It is a six week course, which includes many features for learners in the form of animated learning assistants, video tutorials and check lists ..

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Government launches LEAP and ARPIT programmes for higher education faculty

Union Ministry off Human Resource Development launched two new initiatives viz. Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) for higher education faculty. ARPIT is unique initiative of online professional development of 15 lakh higher education faculty. LEAP is three weeks flagship leadership development training programme for second level academic functionaries ..

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Cabinet approves establishment of permanent campuses of two new IISERs at Tirupati and Berhampur  

Union Cabinet has approved establishment and operationalisation of two new permanent campuses of the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and Behrampur (Odisha). Cabinet also has approved creation of two posts of Registrar, one in each IISER. Key Facts IISERs will provide top quality science education at undergraduate and ..

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