The Human Resource and Development Ministry has recently demanded an Institute of National Importance status from the government. The HRD Ministry is considering a demand of the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to grant the demand for better teaching courses in the country.
NCERT Demands Institute of National Importance
The main reason for the demand of the status is to confer degrees and start a range of innovative courses. This will help to provide the best courses and quality teaching. Many institutes like IIT and IIS have been granted ‘Institute of National Importance’ status by Acts of Parliament which later helped them to confer degrees.
The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Chief said that it’s very important that every state should have one Regional Institute of Education to meet the needs of quality in teachers’ training. Senapaty said that “All our institutes are affiliated to state universities and have to run programmes only as per their guidelines. Therefore often we are not in a position to run innovative programmes”. Senapaty also told in a report that NCERT can run a variety of specialised programmes ranging from education technology to textbook and curriculum designing to teaching special children but finds it difficult under the present framework.
Minister of State for HRD in Government of India promised in a report that the HRD ministry would look into the issue of providing degree granting powers and try to resolve the problems.
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