Union Education Minister chairs a high-level review meeting on various schemes and programmes of Education Ministry

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27th November: Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ yesterday chaired a high-level review meeting on various schemes and programmes of the Education Ministry. Secretary, HE Amit Khare, Secretary, SE, Anita Karwal and senior officials of the Ministry attended the meeting.

Union Minister Pokhriyal directed UGC to ensure all scholarships, fellowships are disbursed in time and to start a helpline for the same.  He also directed that all the grievances of the students be redressed immediately.  

A seminal decision was made to start technical education, especially Engineering courses imparting education in mother tongue will be opened from next academic year. A few IIT and NIT are being short listed for the same.

Minister said that all the officials of the Ministry are working on to ensure proper implementation of National Education Policy, with an aim to achieve holistic development of students and transformation of Education system in the country 

It was decided that National Testing Agency will come out with the syllabus for competitive examinations after assessment of the existing scenario in various boards. It was also decided that a campaign would be launched by the Education Ministry to seek views from students, parents and teachers on how and when to conduct the exams next year.

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