Apprenticeship Embedded Degree Programme

MHRD Launches UGC Guidelines For HEIs To Offer Apprenticeship/Internship Embedded Degree Programme

On 7th August 2020 “Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy, 2020” which was held through video conferencing in which MHRD Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually launched the UGC guidelines for Higher Education Institutions to offer Apprenticeship/Internship Embedded Degree Programme.

On 7th August 2020, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) together organized “Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy, 2020” which was held through video conferencing.

The Conclave had several sessions on various aspects of education highlighted under the New Education Policy 2020. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ addressed the concluding session at the conclave. At the event, MHRD Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ virtually launched the UGC guidelines for Higher Education Institutions to offer Apprenticeship/Internship Embedded Degree Programme.

In the concluding session of “Conclave on Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy, 2020” Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ recapitulated the thoughts and expectations of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also requested all the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to organize webinars on National Education Policy in their respective institutions for further clarity of the policy.

Improve Employability of Youth

Additionally, he valued the advancing bits of knowledge from the conclave and proposed to save the takeaways in the form of a compendium. He also mentioned that employment generation aligned with improved employability of youth is the prior concern of the Government. And the same was reflected in the National Education Policy, 2020.

India is expected to have the largest working population in the world by 2030. While launching UGC guidelines Shri Pokhriyal said that to make the most out of this remarkable demographic dividend, it is necessary to improve the quality of education. Also, it is equally necessary to provide industry-relevant education for increasing the employability of youth. He said that this requires a new vision for education-driven dynamically by changing industry needs.

The Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ added that “improving the employability of the youth being the priority concern of the Government, the Union Budget of 2020-21 set out for the introduction of the Apprenticeship Embedded Degree Programme to improve the employability of general stream students.”

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