AICTE Current Affairs - 2020
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The NIIT (National institute of Information Technology), a multi-national company has been selected as one of the EdTech companies for the NEAT initiative. The NIIT will work with AICTE to implement the vision of Ministry of HRD (Human and Resource Development) on NEAT.
In order to make the NEAT initiative successful, the Ministry of HRD along with NIIT will institute 5 awards of Rs 50,000 for faculties and 10 awards of Rs 10,000 for students.
NIIT was established in 1991. It is a non-profit university of higher education and research.
The National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) was launched to customize learning process using Artificial Intelligence. The Union Government believes that the AI methodologies can be used to address diversity in learners. (Diversity in learners is recognizing that everyone is unique in their own way)
The initiative through PPP model aims at creating EdTech Companies. These identified EdTech companies will create National Alliance with the emerging technologies.
Features of NEAT
NEAT will create a common one-stop access to technological solutions. The solutions will be developed by the EdTech companies. The institutes developing solutions are free to charge the companies according their policy. The NEAT programme is being implemented by AICTTE.
Tags: AICTE • Artificial Intelligence (AI) • Education • Ministry of HRD • NEAT
On December 9, 2019, the India Skills Report was released jointly by the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) and AIU (Association of Indian University). The report provides employability of citizens in the country across the states and. The report also ranked the cities based on the availability of employment.
The report was prepared based on a survey that assessed 300,000 candidates from 35 educational institutes across 28 states and 9 Union Territories.
Highlights: State wise
According to the report, Maharashtra topped the list with the highest employable talent. Following Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ranked second and third respectively.
Highlights: City wise
Among the cities, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Pune were rated as the most employable cities in the country. Mumbai was at the top most followed by Hyderabad. Hyderabad entered the top ranks for the first time since the launch of the report.
The report said that MBA holders were at the top slot with an employability score of 54%. This position was held by engineers in 2018. MBA category was followed by pharmacy, commerce and arts candidates at second, third and fourth places respectively. The employability in these slots increased by 15%.
Highlights: Gender wise
The Employability scores of male and female for the year 2019 was 46% and 47% respectively. Last year, the scores of male and female was 48% and 46%. This shows that women are more employable than men.
Overall employability rate of the country was 46%.