Education Sector Current Affairs - 2020

Cabinet Approved the STARS Project.

The Union Cabinet approved the World Bank-supported Strengthening Teaching- Learning and Results for States (STARS) project on October 14, 2020 under the New Education Policy (NEP).  The project will be implemented as a centrally sponsored scheme under the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education. The STARS project STARS project is being started on the Read More…

Cabinet approves to give status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs

On February 5, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved to confer the status of Institution of National Importance to 5 IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Tecnology). All the 5 IIITs are to operate in PPP mode. Highlights The Cabinet approved the Information Technology Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. According to the bill, five IIITs along with 15 Read More…

EQUIP: 5-year Vision Plan on Quality Education by HRD Ministry

The Higher Education Department of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has finalized and released a 5-year Vision Plan titled as Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP). About EQUIP This Vision Plan by HRD Ministry is in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direction for finalizing a 5-year Vision plan for each Ministry. Read More…

Parliament passes Indian Institute of Petroleum & Energy Bill, 2017

The Parliament has passed The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017 after it was adopted by Rajya Sabha. Lok Sabha already had passed the bill in August 2017. The Bill establishes the IIPE at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh as an institution of national importance. Key Facts The IIPE aims to provide high quality Read More…

Lok Sabha passes Indian Institutes of Information Technology (PPP) Bill, 2017

The Lok Sabha passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill, 2017 to allow 15 IIITs established on a PPP model to grant degrees and get statutory status. The bill also seeks to grant institute of national importance status to IIITs on the lines of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Read More…