The Swachh Vidyalaya initiative was launched by the MHRD to give a thrust to the ongoing efforts to fulfill the Prime Minister's commitment.
• A website was launched giving comprehensive information on schools without toilets and with dysfunctional toilets.
• A series of consultations and workshops were held with States/Ministries/ Departments/Corporate/PSUs to achieve the objective
• LIVE tracking of status of toilet construction with images through NIS
• Public feedback and monitoring was also invited
• 310 Central Observers were deputed to verify the accuracy of the data
Seeks to enhance enrollment of girl students in technical institutions through academic support and mentoring. 1000 promising girl students from less privileged backgrounds are provided with special Udaan Tablets and given special guidance by mentors in 62 Udaan centres all over the country.
Experiences of Udaan
Nurturing Leaders of Tomorrow
Ensuring participation and quality education for the girl child.
Scholarship for single girl child from financially weak backgrounds.
Only regulation to ensure accountability of HEI's to protect women employees and students against sexual harassment. Also covers third-party harassment.
A mapping of gender based data for all schools. Helps identity low performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalised groups
Scholarship of Rs 30,000 for differently abled students of poor families
IIT fees for physically challenged students has been waived off
Barrier free university campuses and institutions
Curriculum adaptations for inclusive classrooms has been developed by NCERT. All teachers are being trained to ensure inclusion of children with special needs in the classroom.
DAISY is a complete advanced audio substitute for print material and is specifically designed for people with "print disabilities", including visual impairment and dyslexia
A collaborative effort of all IITs and IISc to focus on research for solutions in areas that improve quality of life. Rs 1000 crore across 10 domains is being committed by 24 departments of the Government of India to achieve focused research goal.
Encouraging young students to innovate for industry with a fund of Rs 250 crores to IITs
38 new research parks to be setup in premier institutes for innovation & easy collaboration with industry
Matribhasha Diwas was celebrated on 21st February, 2015 and on 3rd March, 2016 to sensitize people about the need of greater use of mother tongues and other languages
A national council for development of Kashmiri language was formed
For the Assessment and review of the present schemes for development of Sanskrit
Its main objective includes delivering knowledge in and about all the languages in India in multimedia formats through an online portal. 22 scheduled languages are covered in the first phase
Data for 2 crore students, 1.5 lakh teachers across 15000 schools is online
Track your child’s school activities and performances with regular updates through SMS and website thereby bringing Transparency. 50,000 teachers, 12 lakh students, and over 20 lakh parents are benefitting through this initiative.
A comprehensive school evaluation system focused on well-defined quality based parameters
More than 70% of Government Schools in India have been mapped on a GIS platform to help in policy and planning.
The report card provides details of the school's functioning including infrastructure and teacher availability in a transparent manner
To bring transparency and provide detailed information of about 40000+ institutes across India
A new Indian Framework for a transparent process and to verify standards on a yearly basis
10,000 engineering colleges to hold certified skill training courses for 10 lakh youths. View Video
These centres will coordinate between the Higher Education system and Industry to work as centres of excellence for skill development. Know more
More than doubled the number of secondary schools that have approval for vocational education programs with respect to previous government.
Credit framework allowing students to pursue vocational training and formal education by providing flexibility to move between formal, vocational streams of education and the job market
BRICS Network University MOU signed among the BRICS nations to establish a network of universities of BRICS countries for delivery of short term training, joint research projects as well as Masters and PhD programs.
A New Delhi Declaration on Education was adopted at the conclusion of the 2nd Meeting of SAARC Ministers of Education /Higher Education during October 2014.
The Declaration identified SAARC Perspectives on the Post 2015 Education Agenda and regional Priority Areas of Action and it was agreed to expand the scope of cooperation.
This was the first ever SAARC Declaration on Education and a rare declaration at the ministerial level indicating enhanced common understanding and commitment to Education.
MHRD embarked on a time-bound grass-roots consultative process, which reached out to individuals across the country through over 2.75 lakh direct consultations while also taking input from citizens online. Citizens have been given the opportunity to actively participate in formulating a national policy along with experts. Over 200 thematic national workshops were held.
The Swachh Vidyalaya Initiative was launched by the Ministry in response to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s clarion call on 15th August, 2015. 4,17,796 toilets were constructed in 2,61,200 elementary and secondary schools in a period of one year from 15.08.14 to 15.08.15 thus providing separate toilets for girls and boys in every government school.
Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign by MHRD on 25th September 2014, CBSE has been encouraging all its affiliated school to take advantage of this campaign by encouraging them to take up cleanliness programme and also conduct different activities to create awareness regarding cleanliness among students and other stakeholders.
This initiative aims at inculcating the spirit of hygiene, cleanliness and aversion to unhygienic conditions in all the students from the very initial years of their schooling itself, so that every child in the country appreciates the value of good, clean and hygienic living. Schools are also encouraged to fill in their sanitation status online which is an award winning activity. In the academic session 2015-16, CBSE organized School Swachhta Campaign from 1st to 15th November 2015.The schools were further advised to participate actively in this mission by registering themselves on the portal: https://swachhbharat.mygov.in/
* A website was launched giving comprehensive information on schools without toilets and with dysfunctional toilets
* A series of consultation and workshops were held with States/Ministries/Departments/Corporates/PSUs to achieve the objective
* LIVE tracking of status of toilets construction with images through MIS
* Public feedback and monitoring was also invited
* 310 Central Observers were deputed to verify the accuracy of the data
Imprint India is an effort to focus research in premier institutions into areas having social relevance.
10 domains have been identified which could substantially impact the living standards of the rural areas:
(1) health care technology,
(3) rural urban housing design,
(4) nano technology,
(5) water/river system,
(6) advanced materials,
(7) computer science and ICT,
(8) manufacturing technology,
(9) advanced security,
(10) environment/climate change.
Research in each of these areas would be coordinated by IIT.
Under Uchatar Avishkar Yojna, IITs have been encouraged to work with the industry to identify areas where innovation is required and identify solutions that could be brought up to the commercialization level. It would require an investment of Rs. 250 crores every year on identified projects proposed by IITs and NITs. Participation of industry in part-funding the project would be mandatory.
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.
Major IITs have embarked upon setting up research parks which could incubate start-ups and hand-hold them till they reach the stage of commercialization, normally for a period of five years. IIT Madras Research Park has already become fully functional since the current government took over; and similar efforts are going on in IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay.
Two more research parks have been sanctioned at IIT Gandhinagar and IIT Hyderabad. Proposal of IITs Guwahati, Kanpur and Delhi are under consideration. Apart from this (16), new technology Business Incubators and (10) start ups centres are bringing set up in various NITs and IIMs.
Maximise reach of design education and practice through free sharing of courseware in virtual mode
For improving the Gross Enrolment Ratio(GER), promoting higher education and for encouraging children belonging to economically weaker sections of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch a Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Regions from academic session 2014-15.
Ishan Vikas is an initiative taken by MHRD, Government of India, to introduce school children from the North-Eastern states to institutes of higher education in India.
India has entered into Educational Exchange Programmes (EEPs)/Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) or through Joint Statements with 51 countries. India also has educational cooperation activities with different international organizations and multi-lateral bodies like UNESCO, Commonwealth of Learning, E-9. BRICS, SAARC, East Asia Summit (EAS), etc.
It has been created to equip schools and parents to diagnose the scope of improvement in students/teachers/subjects/schools and take the necessary decision to improve the same.
To enhance academic delivery and improve overall quality of education, the details of daily attendance, performance, profile, etc. of the students can be seen by the parent, student, teacher, principal and KVS HQ with simple touch on the keyboard.
The programme’s objective is to establish and refer to an agreed set of standards and to provide clear pathways for each school for self evaluation, by focussing on key performance domains and their core standards for school evaluation.
With a view to ensure universal access to schools within a reasonable distance of any habitation and without any discrimination, the geographic coordinates of school along with the school information available in UDISE is being uploaded on the school GIS web enabled platform.
"Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat" aims to improve language development by creating an enduring interest in reading and writing with comprehension; and to create a natural and positive interest in mathematics related to the physical and social world.
It is a convergent framework that aims at nurturing a spirit of inquiry and creativity, love for Science and Mathematics and effective use of technology amongst children.
It was launched to support students who wished to get admission into a college of their choice by mapping colleges and universities in the country.
Launched on 29th September 2015, NIRF ranks institutions based on objective and verifiable criteria. It has been made available separately for Engineering, Management, Pharmaceutical, Architecture, Humanities, Law and for Universities as a whole.
Saksham Scholarship Scheme is being implemented through All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE) to provide encouragement and support to 1,000 differently abled students to pursue technical education in a year.
Government took a decision to provide free education to differently abled students in the IITs to bring in a more inclusive and emphatic development in premier institutes of learning. This was initiated in October 2015. Further to address the financial challenges of the socially and economically backward students the following has been implemented:
· The SC/ST/PH students shall get complete fee waiver
· The most economically backward students (whose family income is less than Rs.1 lakh per annum) shall get full remission of the fee
· The other economically backward students (whose family income is between Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh per annum) shall get remission of 2/3 rd of the face
· All students shall have access to interest free loan under the Vidyalaxmi scheme for the total portion of the tuition fee payable
Inclusive education means education of all students, where all students are equal participants in the learning process; it implies that provisions made are considerate of all members and not just those from specific groups or, with special abilities, disabilities, and /or needs.
DAISY books have "embedded navigation" that enables readers to instantly jump to any part of a work - the same way a sighted person can turn to any page.
2014-15: 359 registered in Class XII, 341 appeared and 114 got selected for JEE (Advance).
38 students were selected in National Institutions (IIT-1, IISER/DTU/NSITs-3, IIITs-7, NITs-27) and 162 students were selected in state engineering institutes.
2015-16: 429 registered in Class XII, 376 appear for JEE (Main) and 143 got selected for JEE (Advance).
There are 1013 students registered for Class XI in 2015-16.
To address the teaching gap between school education and engineering entrance as also to enrich the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics at school level, CBSE launched the project in November, 2014 to provide free online resources to girl students of Class XI and XII for preparation of admission test for the premier engineering colleges in the country. In this, girls from families whose annual family income is less than Rs 6 lakh are eligible.
The special focus of the project is to address the low enrolment ratio of girl students in these prestigious institutions and enable girl students to receive special incentives and support so that they can join these institutions and go on to take leadership roles in the future. It aims to support 1000 selected disadvantaged girls per year.
There are 1,013 students registered for Class XI in 2015-16. Besides weekly online contact classes are 62 centres, interview face-to- face classes are also organized for "focus group girls" both for JEE (Mains) and JEE (Advance) in Delhi.
Beti Bachao Beti Padhao addresses the declining Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and related issues of women empowerment over a life-cycle continuum. It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development.
Gender Atlas for the country has been developed to highlight the issues, geographies and social background of girls that are still a concern and require urgent attention. The Gender Atlas is based on existing data and highlights problem areas to serve as pointers for intervention priorities.
It has been established for running complete spectrum of skill courses starting from certificate to Ph.D. in 64 institutions in 79 trades with intake of 8150 students.
SAMVAY is an exercise in recognising skills and education as part of an integrated learning system and was launched by the Hon'ble President of India on Education Day, 2014.
UNESCO declaring 21st February every year as International Mother Language Day, the CBSE decided to celebrate Matribhasha Diwas on 21st February, 2015 to promote the use of mother tongues and to achieve the following objectives:
Sensitize people about the need of greater use of mother tongue and other Indian Language for development and progress of the nation.
Bharatavani is the first knowledge portal of its kind in India which focuses on becoming a single point source for multiple language learning, content and technology. It aims to foster national integration by emphasizing on multilingual and cross-lingual learning tools and technologies.
It aims to realise the goals of Digital India and to reach out to all the people of India. Apart from the e-books, the resources consists of other e-contents, i.e. audio, video, interactive objects, text images, maps, question banks.