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Expected Questions NTA 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 (IMP Acting 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

NIRF – 2015 Image

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF)

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 & Public Information 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
  • Examrace /NTA-UGC-NET/NTA-UGC-NET-Updates/NEWS-SASTRA-and-TCS-Jointly-Introduce-Teacher-x2019-S-Training-Centre. htm

Important Links

  • New Education Policy 2016 - Examrace /NTA-UGC-NET/NTA-UGC-NET-Updates/NEWS-National-Education-Policy-2016. htm
  • Examrace /NTA-UGC-NET/NTA-UGC-NET-Updates/NEWS-Journey-of-National-Policy-of-Education-1968 - 1986-and-1992-Implemented-in-2005. htm
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