The HRD minister Smriti Irani while addressing various states and union territories emphasized on the requirement of skill development in higher education and told them to adopt the credit framework for skills and education and also the choice based credit system in various universities. This would not only provide various choices to students but would also provide respectability to skill programmes.
The credit framework was launched on 11 November, which is celebrated as the National Education Day that allows mobility within the vocational educational system and makes it possible to include vertical and lateral mobility. It demarcates the vocational education system to that off the current education system prevailed in the country. The minister was speaking at the inauguration of a workshop that was based on skills in higher education organized by Ministry’s Higher Education Department in Delhi.
The ministry has recently launched a portal named Know Your College which would help students to find their appropriate colleges for pursuing higher education amongst the pool of colleges available. The portal would provide all the necessary information about the colleges and would help the students to choose from the repository. Smriti Irani said, “some 2,00,000 hours of lecture have been uploaded for students for various courses and disciplines” in the portal.
The workshop was organized to, “link today’s youth with employability” as pointed out by the Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha.