New Delhi: The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is on the verge of obtaining “deemed to be a university” status with the council’s executive committee granting approval on Monday, according to a senior official. “NCERT will be granted De Novo status as a Deemed University. The proposal has been approved,” the official confirmed. The Council Executive Committee meeting was chaired by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.Also Read – BSF Head Constable Recruitment 2022: Apply for 1312 Positions at rectt.bsf.gov.in. Check the pay scale here
De-Novo Deemed University is an institution that can apply to UGC to establish a new institution considered as a university that will undertake studies and research in unique and emerging areas of knowledge that are not offered by any existing institution. Also Read – BARC Recruitment 2022: Apply for 51 positions on barc.gov.in by September 30. Check the notification here
As an apex organization for school education, NCERT undertakes various activities and programs, which include educational research and innovation, curriculum development, development of textual and teaching-learning materials, among others. . Also Read – Western Railway Recruitment 2022: Apply for 21 positions on rrc-wr.com until October 4. Deets Inside
The degree awarding bodies for the graduate and postgraduate programs offered by the regional institutes of education of NCERT are affiliated with the various state universities and a central university (NEHU).
Currently, the graduate and postgraduate programs offered by the Regional Institute of Education (REI) of NCERT are affiliated with local universities such as Barkatullah University, Bhopal, MDS University, Ajmer, University of Mysuru, Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar and North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong.
“Reputable University status will enhance NCERT’s efforts to promote research and innovation in education and collaborate with national and international agencies. It will further enhance its role as a think tank and national resource institution engaged in providing technical support to the Government of India and various state governments in the areas of school education, vocational education, teacher training and educational technology,” the official said.
NCERT was established in 1961 under the Society Act by the Government of India to assist and advise the government in matters of school education. The council has attempted to obtain Institute of National Importance (INI) status.
A committee formed by the HRD Ministry under the leadership of Professor Govardhan Mehta in 2010 had recommended that NCERT be granted INI status in recognition of its contribution to the field of education and also to the critical area of work in which it is engaged. However, the board hasn’t been granted INI status.