Education is fundamental for achieving full human potential, developing an equitable and just
society, and promoting national development. Providing universal access to quality education is the
key to India’s continued ascent, and leadership on the global stage in terms of economic growth,
social justice and equality, scientific advancement, national integration, and cultural preservation.
Universal high-quality education is the best way forward for developing and maximizing our
country's rich talents and resources for the good of the individual, the society, the country, and the
world. India will have the highest population of young people in the world over the next decade, and
our ability to provide high-quality educational opportunities to them will determine the future of our
country NIRF Ranking 2020 was released on 11th June 2020.
The NIRF framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. NIRF Ranking 2020 was released on 11th June 2020.
You may recall the resolution adopted in the National Conference of Vice-Chancellors and Directors on Research & lnnovation held between 26th to 28thJuly 2018. One of the resolutions was to 'Adopt and implement Learning
Outcomes Based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) in HEls, by updating curriculum from academic year 2O19-2O: Adopt Learner Centric teaching learning processes by
suitable improvement in the pedagogy'.
The survey covers all institutions of Higher Education in the country, registered with AISHE code in AISHE portal www.aishe.gov.in. Institutions are categorized in 3 broad categories; University, College and Stand-alone Institutions"- All India Secondary Higher Education Report by MHRD
"Employers perceive some skills to be more important than others. The three most important skills are perceived to be: problem solving, teamwork, and communication. The three least important are: commercial awareness, negotiating and language skills."- QS The Global Skills Gap in the 21st Century.
Schoolguru Eduserve, a leading Ed-Tech Company has published a research report on ‘The Trends
and Opportunities in the Online Learning Market’. The report is an in-depth study of the changing
parameters in higher education section and provides statistical insights with respect to the growth in
online learning, upcoming trends, the power of technology and the need to leverage it for
"How does an enterprise ensure that the knowledge capital of its workforce is giving the business a competitive edge and that it is continuously enhanced and replenished to sustain that competitive edge? A corporate university can facilitate this through various online and offline platforms." A report by Teamlease Skills University on Re-imagining Employee Productivity
"Despite the increased access to higher education in India, challenges remain. Low employability of graduates, poor quality of teaching, weak governance, insufficient funding, and complex regulatory norms continue to plague the sector"- Reviving Higher Education in India, A report by Brookings India.
"There is no question that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing disruption to the political, economic, and social fabric—and this disruption is having an impact on work, workers, and employers as never before"- A report by Deloitte- Global Human Capital Trends