The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani has launched some new initiatives in the field of Education:
KYC – KNOW YOUR COLLEGE: Large number of Institutes and Universities mushrooming in various parts of the country with no standard facilities or full faculty. Therefore there is need to monitor such Institutes to ensure that they conform to the standards. “Know Your College” drive was proposed so that it would be possible to get the details of Colleges on the website, which would help the students to make correct choices.
RASHTRIYA AAVISHKAR ABHIYAAN: Under this Mission, the Government endeavours to make science interesting for children, system of finding patents and to make parents and communities a part of the innovation realm.
NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF RANKING OF UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES: There was need to develop a framework suited to suited to the local conditions, circumstances and requirements.
MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOC): The New Government desires to leverage the technology leveraged for empowering the students and teachers. For this, the Ministry proposes to launch a large number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and also establish a National e-Library by the end of this year.