Ministry of Human Resource Development: Expected Questions on Schemes and Projects – 2018 (Download PDF)


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In this article we will discuss various scheme of Ministry of Human Resource Development: Swayam: study webs of Active - learning for young aspiring minds, Prashikshak, Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, Smart India Hackathon 2017, Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan, ShaGun, UDAAN (Giving Wings to Girl Students) and Diksha Portal

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Swayam: Study Webs of Active – Learning for Young Aspiring Minds

  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  • Initiated on national platform with comprehensive academic structure.

  • Integrated platform will offer following courses to be used by learners:

    • Engineering

    • Humanities

    • Social sciences etc.

  • 👌To achieve 3 cardinal principles of education policy:

    • access

    • equity

    • quality

  • Objective is to take best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged.


  • Teacher education portal for District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs).

  • Prashikshak is a unique IT initiative.

  • Contain a comprehensive database of all DIETs in the country with all relevant performance indicators.

  • Give opportunity to Central and State Governments to do real time monitoring of the institutions.

  • Established through joint collaboration between MHRD and Central Square Foundation.

Technical Education Quality Improvement Program

  • Commenced in 2003 with World Bank assistance.

  • Long term program to be implemented in three phases.

  • Government approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of TEQIP.

  • Project will be implemented as a ‘Central Sector Scheme’ with total project outlay of Rs. 3600 crore.

  • Project will be implemented with the facility of Direct Funds Transfer to the accounts of beneficiary institutes.

Smart India Hackathon 2017

  • It is a pan India 36 hour nonstop digital programming competition.

  • Through, that HRD ministry is keen on reaching out to all technology institutions in India.

  • Smart India Hackathon 2017 would be the first massive scale hackathon initiative in India.

  • Also, set an example for the world on how youth power can help find digital solutions to legacy problems within a matter of hours.

Vittiya Saksharata Abhiyan

  • Launched to make people aware about cashless economic system.

  • Young students and faculty members will be roped to encourage, create awareness and motivate all people to use digitally enabled cashless economic system.

  • HRD Minister also launched a webpage where students can register themselves.


  • 👌Government launched a dedicated web portal ‘ShaGun’ for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

  • Aims to capture and showcase innovations and progress in Elementary Education sector of India.

  • ‘Shala’ meaning Schools and ‘Gunvatta’ meaning Quality, has been developed with a twin track approach:

    • First: Positive stories and developments

    • Second: Online monitoring module

UDAAN (Giving Wings to Girl Students)

  • Aims at addressing the lower enrolment of girls in engineering colleges/IITs and technological institutions.

  • Training 1000 selected girl students to compete for admission at premier Engineering colleges in India.

  • Providing course in an online and offline format.

  • Girl students enrolled in classes XI of Kendriya Vidyalayas/Navodaya Vidyalays/other Government run Schools affiliated to any Board in India are eligible for the Scheme.

Diksha Portal

  • To digital platform to teacher to make their lifestyle more digital.

  • Serve as National Digital Infrastructure for Teachers.

  • All teachers across nation will be equipped with advanced digital technology.

  • It will enable, accelerate and amplify solutions in realm of teacher education.

  • Help in improving quality of education with use of latest technologies in education sector.

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