HRD Minister stresses increasing credibility of open varsities’ degrees

By Author  |  Published: 9th Jun 2019  12:09 amUpdated: 9th Jun 2019  6:17 pm

New Delhi: The Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister also asked the officers to prepare an action plan to fill vacant seats at every level in educational institutions across the country.

The Minister also stressed on the mandatory training of teachers in all educational institutions. He held a third consecutive review meeting on the schemes and programmes of the Ministry with senior officials where they gave presentations on Open Distance learning, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) and Digital initiatives of the Ministry.

During the review meeting, he advised the officers to focus on effective implementation of schemes at the grassroots level.

For distance learning, we should improve quality of education and increase the credibility of the degrees provided by the open universities, the minister added. He emphasised on bringing dropouts into the mainstream education system.

The Minister was briefed about the new developments in RUSA. He directed that the Ministry take strict action if affiliated institutions fail to implement the guidelines issued by the HRD Ministry from time to time.