PM Modi, Dharmendra Pradhan HIGHLIGHTS: On his first day as the Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan met with directors of IITs, centrally-funded institutions (CFIs). The meeting was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over 100 heads of institutes joined the meeting from across the country. IITs, IISc, and top-ranking Indian institutes informed PM that they will be shortly offering courses in digital-only mode as well.
The discussions revolved around several aspects of education including the ranking of institutions to skill gap amid graduates, offering quality courses, setting up high-quality infrastructure among other deatils. All the three MoS Ministry of Education, Annpurna Devi, Dr Subhas Sarkar, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh were also part of the interaction between institutes, PM Modi and the new education minister held earlier today.
Pradhan has taken charge of the Education Ministry at a crucial time, not only have schools and colleges have been shut down, awaiting reopening but also there is a demand from students on the basis for revised dates of NEET 2021. Even though dates of JEE Main postponed sessions have been announced, students claim that the gap of mere 2-days between two sessions is not comfortable and seek deferment of JEE Main session four. NEET 2021 dates are expected to be among the first announcements by the Ministry of Education under new leadership.
This will be India's Tech-ade: Says PM
Prime minister said that ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ will form the basis of the dreams and aspirations of India in the coming 25 years when we celebrate 100 years of Independence. He added that technological, R&D institutions will play a major role in the upcoming decade, which is also being called “India’s Techade”.
Institutes need to keep in tune with changing environment: PM
There is a need to adapt higher education and technical education to keep in tune with the changing environment and emerging challenges, said PM Modi. He added that this requires the institutions to reinvent and reevaluate themselves, develop alternative and innovative models in accordance with the present and future needs of the country and society.
Engineering Courses now in 5 Indian languages
Students who will take admission in BE, BTech courses this year can opt to study in local language as colleges have been allowed to offer degree courses in regional languages. The AICTE is translating courses and creating online and offline content in 11 different languages. In the first phase, courses will be offered in as many as five languages — Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali... read more
Students demand change in JEE schedule
Citing the two-day gap between two attempts to be less, students are demanding a change in schedule for the JEE Main fourth attempt. Even though the decision was announced by Pokhriyal, now the concerns will have to be diverted to Pradhan. Due to change in the ministry's leadership. Students claim the two-day gap between third and fourth attempt is not enough to improve score...read more
IITs, IISc Launching full-time online degrees
On the lines of the BSc degree offered by the IIT-Madras now other IITs and IISc will soon offer online degree courses. IIT-Kanpur is all set to launch an e-masters program in specific areas including cybersecurity communication, power sector among others while IISc Bangalore will launch an e-masters data science business analytics...read more.
New projects in pipelines, Better Ranking: Here's What IITs tell Govt
IITs presented what worked for them in terms of ranking at the meeting today. IIT Madras presented a project titled itihas to predict hotspots covid within 100 meter byb100 meter. Using Arogya setu and telecommunication data mobile. Hotspot analysis system.
Pradhan Joins at Crucial Time, Debate on JEE, Demand for NEET dates on!
Dharmendra Pradhan joins the ministry at a crucial time. A debate around the entrance exams is still on. While there is no clarity on NEET 2021 dates, there is also a debate around the newly announced dates of JEE Main. There is a never-seen-before mere two-day gap between the two sessions which are usually kept at a distance of 30 days. This has left many debating and announcement on entrance tests could be one of the first announcements by the new Minister.
New Minister to Take Charge of Education Ministry
New Education Minister is About to take charge of the new ministry. The ceremony will begin at noon. He has been introduced with heads of institutes of centrally funded institutes virtually in a meeting held between Heads of colleges ad PM Modi. He was earlier heading the ministry of skill development which he will continue to be in charge of.
Skilling to get front seat under news education minister
शिक्षा, कौशल विकास और उद्यमियता मंत्री के रूप में मुझे नई ज़िम्मेदारी देने के लिए मा. प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी और पार्टी नेतृत्व का आभार।— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 7, 2021
21 वीं सदी के शिक्षित, कौशल, कुशल और #AatmanirbharBharat निर्माण के लिए सदैव समर्पित रहूँगा।#Govt4Growth
Ramesh Pokhriyal Removed from Cabinet
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, former chief minister of Uttarakhand and now former Education Minister of India or Shiksha Mantri has been battling post-COVID symptoms. Even though he was recovered from the COVID. He recently was hospitalized due to post-COVID symptoms. His health is being cited as one of the reasons behind him being dropped out of the post.
What is up for discussion?
Several posts in educational institutes across India have been lying vacant, schools and colleges have been shut and the mode of education has been changed to online ever since the pandemic hit India. The meeting is expected to touch upon these focus areas as well as talk about skilling initiatives.
Know Your Education Minister
Also Known as ‘Ujjwala man’, Dharmendra Pradhan is the longest-serving Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas in India. Pradhan takes over Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. Pradhan started his political career Odisha assembly election from Pallalhara in 2000. Son of former BJP MP Debendra Pradhan, Dharmendra Pradhan is a postgraduate. He pursued MA in Anthropology from Utkal University Bhubaneswar.
First Interaction with New Education Minister
This will be the first interaction of Pradhan in his post of Education Minister. He will continue to head the Ministry of Skill and Development. With this combination, it is expected that the new focus of the ministry will be to fill the gap between the education and employability of graduates across India.
New Education Team to Meet with Institutes
The entire team of new ministers will meet with the heads of the institutes today. Along with the Minister of Education, all three Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi, Dr Subhas Sarkar, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh will also be a part of the PM’s interaction.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold interaction with chiefs of IITs, IISc
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a live interaction with heads of centrally funded institutions as well as IITs, IISc etc. In the interaction, union minister Dharmendra Pradhan will interact in his capacity as newly designated Education Minister for the first time. The interaction will be held virtaully at 11 am.
PM Modi, Dharmendra Pradhan HIGHLIGHTS: Today, PM will be interacting with Directors of Centrally Funded Technical institutions like IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur & IISc Bangalore. through VC today at 11 am. New Education minister Dharmendra Pradhan will also be a part of this interaction.