CBSE NET JRF 2017 − 18 Expected Topics & Questions Higher Education Youtube Lecture Handout

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Expected Questions CBSE NET July 2017 Paper 1: Higher Education


  • Education 2030 -

  • Higher Education -

  • Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan: Step to universalize secondary education

  • MOOC: Massive Open Online Course

  • India’s MOOC: SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active-learning for Young Aspiring Minds)

  • Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, by an Act of Parliament from 2008-09

  • National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC): 1994 by UGC to accredit universities and institutions of general higher education

  • National Board of Accreditation (NBA): 1994 established by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to accredit programs & institutions

  • Set up Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC): Quality within the institutional framework and linking it with the standards

  • Radhakrishnan Commission in 1948: 1st commission on higher education - Autonomy and less interference from the government in the governance and management of universities ‘free from interference’.

  • National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) 2009: Leverage the potential of ICT, in teaching and learning process for the benefit of all learners in higher education

  • National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)

  • Highest Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER)– higher education – Chandigarh 53%

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers & Teaching (PMMMNMTT)

  • Started in 2014-15 for 3 years – Project based & scheme based outcome

  • Institutional Oriented: Creation of New Institutional Arrangements

    • Schools of Education (30 Nos.)

    • Centres of Excellence for Curriculum and Pedagogy (50)

    • Inter-University Centres for Teacher Education (2)

  • Individual Oriented: Innovations, Awards, Teaching Resource Grant including Workshops and Seminars

  • Networks and Alliances

    • Subject Networks for Curricular Renewal and Reforms

    • National Resource Centre for Education /Higher Education Academy

  • Academic Leadership: Institutes of Academic Leadership and Education Management (5 Nos.)

Indian Institute of Skills

  • Inaugurated in Kanpur

  • Inspired by the Singapore model of training

  • Based on NSFQ – National Skill Qualification Framework

  • Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY): Skill & placement initiative of Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)

  • Mining Training Academy - 2014 at Gulabpura (Bhilwara)

  • Seekho aur Kaamao: 2013 for Skill Development of 5 Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis)

  • NULM – National Urban Livelihood Mission - For urban poor

  • Make India – Skill Capital of the World

Yashpal Committee

  • Renovation and rejuvenation of higher education

  • Protect intellectual autonomy

  • Create National Commission for Higher Education and Research (NCHER) to replace or subsume the existing regulatory bodies.

  • University: 2 Main Pillars – Research & Teaching

  • Allow practical training

  • Diverse growth of knowledge & no fragmentation of knowledge.

  • Restructure undergraduate programs for access all curricular areas with fair degree of mobility.

T.S.R. Subramanian Committee

  • Purpose: To work around new education policy in India

  • Establish Indian Education Service (IES) but with the cadre controlling authority vesting with HRD

  • The outlay on education should raise to at least 6% of GDP

  • Minimum eligibility condition with 50% marks at graduate level for entry to existing B.Ed. courses.

  • Teacher Entrance Tests (TET) should made compulsory for recruitment of all teachers.

  • Mandatory licensing for teachers in government and private schools with renewal every 10 years

  • Pre-school education (4 to 5 years) as right

  • No detention policy: Upto Class V or if Age is less than 11 years.

  • For upper primary stage, provide remedial coaching and at least two extra chances

  • On-demand board exams to offer flexibility and reduce year-end stress of students and parents.

  • National Level Test after class XII from any School Board should designed.

  • Extend mid-day meal (MDM) to cover students of secondary schools.

  • UGC Act must allowed to lapse once a separate law is to create for the management of higher education.

  • Decrease role of UGC to scholarships

  • Allow Top 200 foreign universities to open campuses in India

National Research Professorship (NRP)

  • Released 1949

  • Age 65 years with outstanding contributions

  • Honor distinguished academics & scholars in recognition of their contribution to knowledge


  • IIT Bombay initiative: Create next generation of embedded systems engineers with a practical outlook to help provide practical solutions to some of the real world problems

  • Robotics Competition

  • Lab Setup Initiative

  • Resource Development Center

  • Symposium

IMPRINT (IMPacting Research Innovation and Technology) – Accelerating Innovation – IIT & IISc

  • Healthcare

  • Information and communication technology

  • Energy

  • Sustainable habitat

  • Nano-Technology hardware

  • Water Resources and River Systems

  • Advanced Materials

  • Manufacturing

  • Security & Defence

  • Environmental Science And Climate Change

Science (know fundamentals), Engineering (know hows) & Technology (know what sells)

NIRF – 2015

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

NIRF – 2017 Ranking changes

  • All institutions to be given common rank

  • Minimum 1000 students enrolled

  • Centrally funded

  • Focused institutes with less than 1000 students will be given discipline specific rank

  • Undergraduate institutes would also be ranked

  • Open Universities and Affiliated Universities wouldn’t be ranked

GIAN: Global Initiative of Academic Networks

  • Tap talent pool of scientists and entrepreneurs, internationally to encourage engagement with Higher Education Institutes

  • Increase the footfalls of reputed international faculty in the Indian academic institutes.

  • Provide opportunity to our faculty & students to learn and share knowledge

  • Create avenue for possible collaborative research

  • Increase participation and presence of international students in the academic Institutes.

  • Motivate best international experts to work on problems related to India.

  • Develop high quality course material in niche areas, both through video and print

  • Document & develop new pedagogic methods in emerging topics.

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

  • Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013

  • Provide strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions.

  • Funding: 60:40 for general category States, 90:10 for special category states and 100% for UTs

  • Adequate opportunities of higher education to SC/STs and socially and educationally backward classes; promote inclusion of women, minorities, and differently abled persons

  • Create new universities by upgradation of existing autonomous colleges and conversion of colleges in a cluster.

Higher Education Statistics & PublicInformation System (HESPIS)

  • All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) – 80% fund allocation

  • Centralised Student Portal

  • Longitudinal and Specialized surveys

AICTE - Smart India Hackathon 2017 – 16 Areas

  • Prediction of Admission & Jobs in Engineering & Technology /Management/Pharmacy w.r.t. demographic locations

  • Standard Course Curriculum Design for all the Universities across India

  • One Point Student/Faculty Details Verification through Functional Application Software

  • One Point Student Verification through Mobile Application

  • Attractive website design with innovative ideas for AICTE

  • Attractive Mobile App for AICTE providing information on activities

  • Interlinking of School education, Higher education and Technical education at all levels throughout the country.

  • Interlinking of Campus placement in Technical institutes/Higher Educational Institutes and Universities

  • Knowledge platform for sharing the project works

  • Single National Academic Calendar for Universities is wanted

  • Open Data of Universities is lacking.

  • Lack of information on Public research sources and availability, cost, etc.

  • Lack of information about Academic Activities in single platform

  • Career dendrogram

  • Lack of sustainability in appointment of Faculty in Higher Educational Institutions/Colleges

SASTRA & TCS – Teacher’s Training Centre

  • Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) is a deemed university located at Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu


  • New Education Policy 2016 -


  • Choice Based Credit System -

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