The Draft National Education Policy was widely publicized and around 2 lakh suggestions were received. Discussions were held with MPs from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala. Work is underway on a war footing to finalize the New Education Policy by October 2019.
School and college level tree plantation drive. Till date, more than 1 Crore trees have been planted.
To promote physical and mental health in children, Yoga Olympiad was organized from primary school level to high school level across the country from 18th June till 20th June.
'NISHTHA', a nationwide integrated teacher training program for 42 lakh teachers, school heads, faculty members and educational officials, was launched on August 21, 2019.
As per the compulsory training policy of Principals and Teachers of CBSE schools, 41,972 teachers have been trained in 819 training centers within the first 100 days.
The 12th nationwide edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test for about 30 lakh candidates across the country was conducted on July 07, 2019 and the result was declared in record time on July 30, 2019. Documents to eligible candidates were sent through DigiLocker.
Inaugurated 16 Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Laid Foundation Stones of 4 Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Announced the opening of 2 New Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Integrated teacher education programs (for both secondary and primary subjects) were started and the process of inviting applications from eligible institutions for the academic year 2020-21 has been completed.
An online Teacher-Pupil registration system was launched on 26th July to enable online certification of Teacher Education courses undergone. It will help those seeking employment as teachers.
Pre-vocational curriculum at the primary level - cutting and tailoring, vermi-composting programs have been completed. 10–12 lessons have been completed in each course.
Launched Shagun on 28th August. Shagun is an over-arching initiative to improve school education system by creating a junction for all online portals and websites relating to various activities of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Government of India and all States and Union Territories.
The Indian Air Force Pavilion was inaugurated on 31st July 2019 by the Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development, Hon’ble Minister of State and Air Chief Marshal, Shri BS Dhanoa. The Indian Air Force also launched its flight simulator and latest 3D mobile game on the occasion.
Samagra Shiksha Jal Suraksha was launched on 9th August 2019. The objective is to conserve 1 litre of water per student per day. This will conserve 365 litres in one year and 3650 litres of water in 10 years. As a result, 10 Crore students will conserve 10 Crore litres in 1 day, 3650 Crore in one year and 36500 Crore litres in 10 years.
The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) bill, 2019 Parliament in the first session for the protection of the constitutional rights of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, backward classes and economically weaker sections.
The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by Parliament in the first session facilitating establishment of a Central University and a Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh.
The Prime Minister's Research Fellowship Scheme is being liberalized to provide opportunities to more meritorious students.
Finalization of Implementation Plan for Education Policy - Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Project (EQUIP), prepared after consultation with experts (80) to take Indian higher education system to global level.
20 Institutions of Eminence have been declared.
A major initiative to promote research designed in consultation with all departments/ministries. Ready to take to the Cabinet in the month of October 2019.
Mandatory Student Induction Programme started to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in the new environment, and to empower the aspirant learners to face the competitive world with confidence, open new horizons of life leading to character building based on Universal Human Values.
The Higher Education Commission of India Bill to replace the UGC and AICTE with a single regulator prepared after consultation with states. Ready to take to the Cabinet in October 2019.
Around 1 Lakh vacant teacher posts have been identified. (14000 from Central Government and about 84000 from State Government) Of these, about 14,000 posts are notified. Communication with State Governments is underway.
A teacher training module was introduced by AICTE to train 30,000 engineering teachers.
Scheme for Mentoring NAAC Accreditation Aspirant Institutions. Handholding of NAAC accreditation aspiring institutions by institutions of repute to help them attain in higher standards of higher education.
Launched ARPIT online portal for annual training of 10 lakh teachers.
Launch of Science (STARS) and Humanities (STRIDE - Transdisciplinary Research) Research Schemes
Study in India program has more than doubled the number of foreign students visiting India. This year around 3000 foreign students have been admitted to Indian Institutions.