Rs 516.28 cr for education in J&K since Oct 2013: GoI

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has received a total funding of Rs 516.28 crore since October 2013 to January 2020, Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Monday.
The minister was responding to questions in Parliament by All India Trinamool Congress MP Deepak (Dev) Adhikari and Shiv Sena’s Rajan Vichare, who wanted to know whether the government had any plan to improve the quality of higher education, including in Jammu & Kashmir.
To a question regarding whether any survey or study has been carried out recently to evaluate the quality of higher education in the country, the minister said: “The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) is an assessment process by which the quality of higher education is evaluated in the country. Till now 606 universities and 12,709 colleges have been accredited by NAAC.”
To improve the quality of teachers, the minister said, the government has started Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT).
He said the new curriculum in 16 subjects, based on learning outcomes based curriculum framework (LOCF), has been uploaded on the UGC website to facilitate universities to revise the curriculum.

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