HRD to set up National Testing Agency (NTA)
The Ministry of Human Resource & Development (HRD) will constitute a 7-member Task Force headed by Prof. Sanjay Dhande, Ex-Director, IIT. The team which will have representatives from CBSE, UGC, NCERT, AICTE and from the Ministry, will be tasked to prepare a blue print for creating a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the setting up of National Testing Agency (NTA).
- The HRD Ministry will also provide financial assistance to needy meritorious students who have passed with minimum B1 grade under CBSE grading system of 10th or 12th examination.
- The amount of grant provided to such students shall not exceed Rs. 20,000 for class 10th and Rs. 40,000 for class 12th during any one financial year.
What will NTA do?
- The NTA will formulate a uniform entrance examination for admission in different branches of higher education which will reduce the stress on students who have to go through multiple examinations.