New Delhi, Jan 4 (GCCurrentAffairs) As 2019 faded into 2020, the Union government launched several initiatives aimed to make India a knowledge superpower by equipping its students with the necessary skills and knowledge and to eliminate the shortage of manpower in science, technology, academics and industry.
Dr K Kasturirangan Committee submitted the Draft National Education Policy to Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development launched Pradhan Mantri Innovative Learning Program (DHRUV) to identify and encourage talented children to enrich their skills and knowledge.
It also launched NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level through an Integrated Teacher Training Programme.
Beside this, several new schemes in Higher Education Department launched to boost research & Innovation culture in the country.
Department of Higher Education finalised and released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP). SWAYAM 2.0, Deeksharambh and PARAMARSH are other major schemes of Department of Higher Education launched in 2019.