In pursuance to Hon'ble Prime Minister's vision for ‘Transforming India’, Ministry of Human Resource Development took a leap forward in transforming education sector with the motto of “सबको शिक्षा, अच्छी शिक्षा ”(Education for All, Quality Education).
- Stipend of Rs.200 per month for CWSN girls will be provided from Classes I to XII.
- Earlier it was only for Classes IX to XII. Allocation for Children with Special Needs (CwSN) has been increased from Rs.3000 to Rs.3500 per child per annum.
- In the year 2018-19, an outlay of Rs.102350.91 lakh has been estimated towards CWSN grants.
Existing Norms of SSA,
RMSA & TE
NEW Norms under the Integrated scheme
|KGBVs and Girls Hostels
i. Under SSA, the provision for KGBVs was from Class VI to VIII. Under RMSA, the provision for Girls Hostels was from Class IX to XII.
|KGBVs to be extended up to Class XII
for smooth transition of girls from Elementary to Senior
Priority for up-gradation of KGBV where the Girls’ Hostel has been established in the same campus.
- For KGBVs for Classes VI to VIII - upto Rs.60 lakh per annum
- For KGBVs for Classes VI to X - upto Rs.80 lakh per annum
- For KGBVs for Classes VI to XII - upto Rs.1 crore per annum
- For Stand-alone Girls’ Hostels for Classes IX to XII - upto Rs.25 lakh per annum
- Learning Outcomes
- i. PISA is a triennial international survey (every three years) which aims to evaluate the education system worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students.
- ii. Students were assessed in reading, mathematics, science and collaborative problem-solving.
- iii. Within the country (or specific geography to be covered), PISA covers a sample of 15-year-old students representing all forms of schooling i.e. public, private, private aided etc i.e. sample is derived from the entire population of 15-year-old school going children.
- iv. PISA, unlike content-based assessment, measures the extent to which students have acquired key competencies that are essential for full participation in modern societies.
- v. Participation in PISA allows bench marking performance against a wide range of countries.
- vi. PISA uses test items aligned with international benchmarks. Test items are adapted to the local context and language, pilot tested and validated before being used for the test.
- a) A Dashboard with data analytics and data visualization will be developed. It will include time series data to study the trend over years and monitor growth. Progress in Key Performance indicators will be tracked.
- b) The system will be linked to GIS mapping and School Report Cards will be generated.
- c) To ensure data quality, a separate module for third party verification will be developed including a mobile app.
- i. The Index will grade States and UTS thus allowing for more than one State/UT to occupy the same grade, and therefore all 36 States and UTS to ultimately reach the highest level. The PGI has been conceptualised as a tool to encourage States and UTS to adopt certain practices like online recruitment and transfer of Teachers, electronic attendance of Students & Teachers etc.
- ii. The PGI has seventy (70) indicators divided into two categories viz Outcomes and Governance processes. The first category is divided into four domains viz. Learning outcomes, Access outcomes, Infrastructure and Facilities and Equity outcomes; the second category is about Governance processes which covers attendance, teacher adequacy, administrative adequacy, training, accountability and transparency.
- Online self-nominations from teachers were invited on www.mhrd.gov.in. The Web portal was developed by the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) and the entire software ran smoothly without any glitches or complaints.
- About 6000 applications were received from teachers from all over the country clearly indicating that the initiative was successful.
- All regular teachers were eligible and no minimum years of service was required. This enabled meritorious young teachers to apply.
- The number of awards was rationalized to 45, thereby restoring the prestige of the awards.
- No State, UT or Organization had a quota in the final selection. This encouraged them to compete for the awards.
- An independent Jury at the National level made the final selection. The Jury reviewed the list of 152 candidates forwarded by all States, UTs and Organisations. Each nominee made a presentation before the Jury, which made a final assessment and recommended 45 names for the Teachers Awards.
- (a) National Role Play Competition (at NCERT)
- (b) National Folk Dance Competition (at NCERT)
- (c) Kala Utsav (including solo singing, dancing, and musical instruments) (at Sirifort Auditorium)
- (d) National Competition of Art and Music Teachers of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas (at Ambedkar Bhawan)
- (e) National Level Inter School Band Competition for Boys and Girls (at Thyagraj Stadium)
- (f) Bhasha Sangam (from 20th November to 21st December, 2018) (in all schools)
Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat - National Level Camp
- Group song, group dance (state & international), theatre, on spot painting, solo singing, solo classical dance and display of artefacts
- Debates (Hindi & English), quiz, Sanskrit shloka recitation, Hindi kavya paath, English elocution, creative writing, spell-bee
- Exemption/concessions being extended to Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as per the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 have been complied and also the schedule for making requests to avail facilities/exemptions circulated vide Circular dated 26.09.2018 and 05.11.2018. The Board has notified the policy for facilitation of Children with Special Needs (CWSN).
- Revised guidelines have been formulated for fixing schools as examination centres. More choices have been provided in question papers.
- OASIS has been introduced as a single window solution for many examinations related activities.
- The Board has successfully implemented the pilot project for delivering of encrypted question papers in the Compartment 2018 examinations for Class X & XII.
- National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization to conduct all entrance examinations for higher education institutions in the country.
- NTA has already successfully conducted its first online exam for SWAYAM in December first week for about 3800 learners.
- UGC/ NET examination has also been successfully conducted by NTA on 18.12.2018. About 9.5 lakhs post graduate level students took this examination. The JEE examination in January 2019 will also be conducted by NTA for about 9.5 lakh students.
- With a view to tap the talent pool of the country for carrying out research in digeneously in cutting edge science and technology, MHRD has launched a Scheme called ‘Prime Minister’s Research Fellows (PMRF) for a period of seven years beginning 2018-19 with the approval of Cabinet. 135 students have been selected for PMRf DURING THE YEAR 2018.
- With effect from 2019, B.Tech./M.Tech students from any recognised Indian institution will be offered direct admission in PhD programme in the IITs/IISc. Such students, who fulfill the eligibility criteria, and shortlisted through a selection process, as laid down in the PMRF Guidelines, will be offered a fellowship of Rs.70,000/- per month for the first two years, Rs.75,000/- per month for the 3rd year, and Rs.80,000/- per month in the 4th and 5th years.
- Apart from this, a research grant of Rs.2.00 lakh will be provided to each of the Fellows for a period of 5 years to cover their foreign travel expenses for presenting research papers in international conferences and seminars. A maximum of 3000 Fellows would be selected in a three year period.
- This is implemented under the initiative of “Revitalising Infrastructure & Systems in Education (RISE) by 2022
- HEFA will provide Rs 1,00,000 crore in next 4 years
- Till now about Rs.12700 crore of loan has already been sanctioned.
- HEFA is also being used by Ministry of Health for funding of construction of four AIIMS. Loanhave already been sanctioned to AIIMS Gorakhpur and AIIMS Bhatinda (Punjab).
- The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, has come up with the innovative ‘Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI) 2018’aimed at engaging the college youth with Swachhata work in villages in the Summer vacation.
- 2 lakh students enrolled
- Students spend 100 hours in a village where he or she will work with people of the village to make it clean
- Every institution adopts 5 villages
- Use of knowledge for social, economic growth
- Technical institutions design technical solutions for local issues
- Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) 2.0-a flagship program of MHRD, 688 institutions are selected on a Challenge Mode (426 technical and 262 non- technical) which are reputed Higher Educational Institutes (both public and private) of the country, which have adopted total no. of 3555 villages for their development through UBA
- A unique IT Initiative under which students are encouraged to apply knowledge to the real life situations and to find innovative solutions to the day to day problems
- Smart India Hackathon 2018 (SIH 2018) was launched on 16th October 2017. It includes 2 sub-editions – Software as well as Hardware:
- Software Edition- 36-hour software product development competition, similar in concept to SIH 2017.
- In the new Hardware Edition of the Hackathon, the teams work for 5 consecutive days and build their hardware solutions for the proposed problem statements.
- The Grand Finale of Software Edition SIH 2018 was held on 30th & 31st March, 2018.
- The SIH 2019 is going to invite real life problems from industry as well. Advertisement for applications for SIH 2019 has already been placed in newspaper on 04.12.2018.
- SIH 2019 aims at developing software and hardware solutions to industrial problems. To sustain these initiatives, good and innovative solutions will be handed over to the incubation cell of the institute where angel investors can financially support commercially viable innovations.
- 3rd successful year of competing excellence & ranking
- Has become a benchmark of quality and creates competitive spirit among the institutes
- Shri Prakash Javadekar, released the NIRF India Rankings 2018 in various categories on the basis of performance of Higher Educational Institutions in April 2018.
- A total of 2809 institutions have participated in 9 categories. Collectively they have submitted 3954 distinct profiles, some in multiple disciplines/categories. This includes 301 Universities, 906 Engineering Institutions, 487 Management Institutions, 286 Pharmacy Institutions, 71 Law Institutions, 101 Medical Institutions, 59 Architecture Institutions and 1087 General Degree Colleges.69 top institutions in 9 categories were given awards.This year also saw the beginning of limited ranking of institutions in new areas like Medicine, Law and Architecture.
- Government of India launched the Study in India program on 18th April, 2018 in New Delhi.
- Students from 30 countries across South Asia, Africa, CIS and Middle East can apply for different courses from 160 select Indian institutions (both public & private) which are high on NAAC and NIRF ranking
- It will improve the global ranking of Indian Institutions
- Study in India program has taken off well and nearly 2000 students have got admission in selected 100 top Indian Institutions for the first season.
5 New Research Parks at IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad and IISc Bangalore @ Rs.75 crore each approved.
- 1.9 Crore e-books and documents are available.
- Content is available in English, Hindi and about 200 other languages.
- There are 160 Content contributor.
- There are 30 lakh users
- 9 thousand educational institutions from where users registered
- To identify and fund research proposals in social sciences with maximum impact on the governance and society.
- To focus research on (11) broad thematic areas such as : State and Democracy, Urban transformation, Media, Culture and Society, Employment, Skills and Rural transformation, Governance, Innovation and Public Policy, Growth, Macro-trade and Economic Policy, Agriculture and Rural Development, Health and Environment, Science and Education, Social Media and Technology, Politics, Law and Economics. The Sub-Theme areas will be decided on the basis of Expert Groups’ advice before notifying the scheme and calling for applications.
- To ensure selection of projects through a transparent, competitive process on online mode.
- To provide opportunity for social science researchers in any institution in the country, including all Universities (Central and State), private institutions with 12(B) status conferred by UGC.
- ICSSR funded/recognised research institutes will also be eligible to submit research proposals on the given themes and sub-themes.
- In the Budget speech 2014-15, six new IIMs were announced. Accordingly, during the year 2015-16, six more IIMs have been established at Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh) and Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and commenced their academic session from 2015-16 from temporary campuses. The Ministry of HRD is providing funds to establish the IIMs for academic activities and setting up of temporary campuses and construction of permanent campuses. A total of Rs.79 crore per institute has been approved for their establishment and operation from the temporary campus during initial years.
- The Union Finance Minister, in his Budget Speech (2015) had inter alia announced setting up of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Mentored by IIM Lucknow, IIM Jammu, has started its first academic session in 2016-17 with 54 students from Temporary / transit campus located at old Government College of Engineering & Technology (GCE&T), Canal Road, Jammu. An amount of Rs.61.9 crore per institute has been approved for its establishment and operation from the temporary campus during initial years.
- For the new IIMs which started after 2014 (Jammu, Sirmur, Amritsar, Bodhgaya, Sambalpur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam), cabinet approval has been taken for construction of permanent campus at a total outlay of Rs. 3000 cr (approx).
- As the IIM Act has now been passed by the parliament, all IIM boards are now being reconstituted as per the provisions of the Act. This will provide a fillip to the autonomy of IIMs.
Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP) and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) for higher education faculty
- An exercise called ‘Swachhta Rankings” of Higher Educational Institutions were held on 1st October 2018. Best 51 higher educational institutions have been selected for Swachhata Ranking Awards in 8 different categories.
- This year Online submission of details sought from HEIs, 6029 institutions applied, 205 institutions shortlisted based on cut-off. AICTE & UGC inspected all 205 institutions. Best 51 institutions selected in 8 categories:
- Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential)
- Technical Institutions (Universities – Residential)
- Technical Colleges (Residential & Non-Residential)
- Government Universities
- IMPRINT initiative was launched by the President, Prime Minister and the Human Resource Development Minister in November, 2015 to channelize the research in premier institutions into areas that can have largest social and economic good for the country.
- Under this initiative, research projects under 10 selected domains are jointly funded by MHRD and other participating Ministries/Departments. These domains are: health care, energy, sustainable habitat, nano technology hardware, water resources and river systems, advanced materials, information and communication technology, manufacturing, security and defence, and environmental science and climate change.
- 142 research projects with an outlay of Rs. 323.16 crore for 3 years with joint funding from MHRD and participating Ministries in the ratio of 50:50 have been approved and currently under execution under IMPRINT-I.
- IMPRINT-II has now been launched as a corpus jointly set up by M/o HRD and Deptt. Science & Technology as well as contribution from various other ministries. The scheme is opened to all CFTIs and CUs as principal investigator (PIs) while other institutions including private institutions can participate as joint PI. The average cost of each proposal will be about Rs. 2 crore with a duration of 3 years. An outlay of Rs. 335 cr each from MHRD and DST share has been approved. Thus, the dedicated corpus is Rs. 670 cr for Imprint II.
- Under IMPRINT-II, 122 projects totaling Rs. 112 cr has been approved. Further, under IMPRINT-II, specific challenges are being called from different ministries. Solution of these will be funded by IMPRINT-II.
- The scheme was launched to promote industry-specific need-based research so as to keep up the competitiveness of the Indian industry in the global market. All the IITs have been encouraged to work with the industry to identify areas where innovation is required and come up with solutions that could be brought up to the commercialization level.
- Under the UAY, it is proposed to invest Rs. 250 crores every year on identified projects proposed by IITs, provided the Industry contributes 25% of the project cost. For the year 2016-17, (92) projects for Rs. 285.15 crore have been approved for implementation.
- IIT Madras is the National Coordinator of the scheme. (160) proposals have been received of which industry has agreed to contribute Rs. 156 Cr, making this one of the biggest ever industry-academia partnership. These research projects are expected to result in registration of patents.
- Global Initiative for Academics Network (GIAN): Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) in Higher Education was launched on 30th November, 2015. The programme seeks to invite distinguished academicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, experts from premier institutions from across the world, to teach in the higher educational institutions in India
- No. of Courses approved till date: 1417
- Courses already organized: 1037
- No of host Institutions: 138
Public Sector: (i) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka; (ii) Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Maharashtra; and (iii) Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Private Sector: (i) Jio Institute (Reliance Foundation), Pune under Green Field Category; (ii) Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, Rajasthan; and (iii) Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka.
Ministry of Human Resource Development