Education ministry inks 106 MoUs to foster innovation and research
To commemorate the third anniversary of the launch of the new NEP, a momentous day was marked with the signing of several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) during the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam
The Ministry of Education has inked 106 MoUs with prestigious organisations and institutions, paving the way for an exciting era of collaboration in education and industry-academia partnerships.
These agreements are set to fuel innovation, drive groundbreaking research, and facilitate the exchange of knowledge across diverse domains, promising significant advancements for the future.
To commemorate the third anniversary of the launch of the new National Education Policy (NEP), a momentous day was marked with the signing of several memoranda of understanding (MoUs) during the Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) also signed 15 MoUs with various institutes and sector-skill providers. These strategic partnerships aim to provide specialised attention to fostering essential skills and knowledge acquisition among students.
The MoUs were signed in association with the Atal Innovation Mission, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Apparel Made-ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council, Automotive Sector Skill Council, Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skills Council, Central Square Foundation (CSC), Educational Initiatives Private Limited, Oxford University Press India, Logistics Sector Skill Council, Furniture and Fittings Sector Skill Council, Life Sciences Sector Skill Council, Textiles Sector Skill Council and Healthcare Sector Skill Council.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) took significant strides by signing three crucial MoUs. The first MoU was with the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), aiming to promote Indian sign language and foster collaboration for standardizing and developing top-notch learning resources in this language.
The second MoU was with the Common Service Centres, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, with the primary goal of leveraging CSC e-governance services to facilitate admissions of Out of School Children (OoSC) into NIOS, boosting enrolment, and enhancing e-services.
Lastly, the third MoU was inked with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, focusing on academic advancement and mutually beneficial cooperation.
An MoU between Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) and IBM was also signed to accelerate the activities conducted for effective implementation of the Vigyan Jyoti programme in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), as reported by PTI.
Further, in a significant move to strengthen educational initiatives, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) entered into 20 MoUs under the eVidya initiative. These partnerships were established with the departments of school education in various states to collaboratively develop high-quality content accessible through PM eVIDYA DTH TV channels. The initiative aims to cater to diverse stakeholders and promote learning in different languages.
The National Educational Technology Forum (NETF) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) came together to sign fourteen MoUs in collaboration with esteemed organisations.
Several notable MoUs were inked to foster innovation and knowledge exchange in diverse fields: