NCERT to Receive Deemed University Status for Research and Innovation


The National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is set to achieve “deemed university” status with the council’s executive committee granting approval on Monday, according to a senior official.

“NCERT will be granted De Novo Deemed University status. The proposal has been approved,” the official confirmed.

The Council Executive Committee meeting was chaired by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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.

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. .

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 strengthen NCERT’s efforts to promote research and innovation in education and collaborate with national and international agencies. It will further strengthen its role as a think tank and national resource institution committed to the 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 the critical area of ​​work in which it is engaged.

However, the municipality does not have INI status.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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