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February 07, 2020 Friday 11:33:11 AM IST

Academic excellence in Higher Education is ensured: HRD Minister

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Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ says that issues relating to improvement of quality of education, promoting research and innovation, faculty development, collaboration with the industry and research laboratories, effective use of technology in teaching-learning process, mandatory accreditation, etc. are periodically reviewed with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities by University Grants Commission (UGC) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

He adds, to encourage research and development in the country, Ministry implements various schemes such as Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT), Scheme for Trans-Disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy (STRIDE), Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration (SPARC), Impactful Policy Research in Social Science (IMPRESS), Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT), Universities with Potential for Excellence (UPE), Colleges with Potential for Excellence (CPE), Special Assistance Programme (SAP), Centres with Potential for Excellence in a Particular Area (CPEPA) etc.