Important Key Facts of Higher Education System in India for UGC NET

Important Key Facts of Higher Education System in India for UGC NET


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1 Important Key Facts of Higher Education System in India for UGC NET

2 Oriental, Conventional and Non-conventional learning programmes in India



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3 Important Abbreviation to remember

  • National Research Professorship (NRP)
  • National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training & Research(NITTTR)
  • Educational Consultants of India Limited (EdCIL)
  • Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR)
  • National Book Trust of India(NBT)
  • Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)
  • All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE)
  • The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU)
  • National Assessment and Accredition Council (NAAC)
  • National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF): The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been approved by the MHRD and launched by Honourable Minister of Human Resource Development on 29th September 2015.

4 Major Focused Indian Govt Initiatives

Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi launched the Skill India initiative – ‘Kaushal Bharat, Kushal Bharat’. Under this initiative, the government has set itself a target of training 400 million citizens by 2022 that would enable them to find jobs. The initiatives launched include various programmes like: Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Skill Loan scheme, and the National Skill Development Mission.

PMKVY is the flagship program under the Skill India Initiative and it includes incentivising skill training by providing financial rewards on completion of training to the participants. Over the next year 2.4 million Indians are believed to be benefitted from this scheme.

  • National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 is India’s first integrated program to develop skill and promote entrepreneurship simultaneously. The vision of this programme is to skill the Indian youth rapidly with high standards and at the same time promote entrepreneurship thus creating wealth and gainful employment for the citizens.
  • Skill Loan Scheme is designed to disburse loans of Rs 5,000 (US$ 75.3) to Rs 150,000 (US$ 2,260) to 3.4 million Indians planning to develop their skills in the next five years.
  • The National Skill Development Mission is developed to expedite the implementation of skilling activities in India by providing the robust institutional framework at the centre and the state.
The National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC) under a Public Private Partnership promoted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Center for Research & Industrial Staff Performance (CRISP), India to explore national and international opportunities for strengthening skills development in India.

[Source Courtesy An initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India]

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