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New System to Help Job Holders Continue with their Studies

Nov 6, 2014 15:23 IST

    The country is likely to encounter numerous changes in the education system in the upcoming days. Recently, while conferring a speech at the Indian Economic Summit organized by Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) and Indian Industry Chamber CII, HRD Ministry Smriti Irani announced the to-be launched ‘credit-equivalent transfer system’ by this month. This system will help the individuals to continue with their studies if they had left it mid-way for employment.

    The system is for all those working professionals who had to take up jobs while quitting their education mid path, can now again continue with their studies. The credit system will be started from class IX onwards and by next year it will reach for PhD programmes even. To make this programme a success, the central universities have been advised to have a flawless credit system throughout the nation.

    Apart from all these, the HRD Ministry is leaving no stones unturned for making education system better. Other initiatives involves opening of new teachers training programme that will train the teachers on the jobs with support of digital solutions. Proposal of starting up placement cells in every university is also enlisted, for more employment opportunities. Another initiative named ‘Shaala Darpan’ will be launched next year that will help the parents to get information about the activities that the students perform in school through mobile devices.

    According to Irani, “We are trying to do everything right (with respect to education system)... We are coming with new education policy next year... We are trying to course correct between school education and higher education." With the help of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), the government is trying to reach out to larger number of students.

    From now onwards, 11 November will be observed as Education Day in the country.

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