The Indian education system has witnessed a significant growth under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally sponsored scheme, launched by the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) , which primarily aims at transforming education system in India by providing quality education.
With an objective to uplift and give impetus to education system, HRD Ministry has initiated several projects, which are first of its kind. Promotion and welfare of education being the major drive, HRD Ministry is striving to meet most of the requirements, starting from grass root level to higher education.
As a part of reforming education system in India, formulation of new education policy has drawn attention to a greater extent. The committee, constituted by HRD Ministry has recently submitted its reports on evolution of policy, wherein it recommended to reinstate dentition of students after class v and set up all-India cadre of educational services on the lines of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
Along with this, 'e-paathshala', setting up modern language labs in all states to promote different languages, Digital Literacy Progress and providing interest free loan for all students under the Vidyalaxmi scheme are some other programmes that add credits to HRD's achievements.
'e-paathshala, an online portal enables students to download study materials, e-books and helps them to access lectures through videos for better learning outcomes
Under Digital Literacy Progress, about 85.36 lakhs candidates enrolled, who were offered training by 1,946 training partners. As per the available statistics, so far 60.61 lakh candidates have already been trained under the programme and 26.48 candidates are certified with the digital skills.
By organising such novel programmes the ministry has made remarkable changes in the education sector. Implementing holistic approach towards education, maintaining parity and improving learning outcomes are some of the key areas, which resulted into qualitative education.