Objective: It aims at correcting regional imbalances in the availability of affordable/reliable tertiary healthcare services and also augmenting facilities for quality medical education in the country.
Components: PMSSY has two components 1. Setting up of new AIIMS like institutes in underserved regions of the country: and 2. Up-gradation of existing Govt Medical Colleges (GMCs).
Progress: · 20 News Super Speciality AIIMS –like Hospitals being set up · 73 Government Medical Colleges being upgraded
Details: · 6 AIIMS Functional ü Raipur, Patna, Jodhpur, Bhopal, Rishikesh and Bhubaneshwar ü Full functionality to be achieved by September, 2018 · 8 Additional AIIMS Sanctioned
ü Rae Bareli (UP), Mangalagiri near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Kalyani in West Bengal, Nagpur in Maharashtra, Gorakhpur in UP, Bathinda in Punjab, Kamrup District in Guwahati, Assam, Kothipura in Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh
· 3 more AIIMS have been put up for approval to Cabinet Site being selected for another 3 AIIMS
92 Medical College (46 Govt. and 46 Pvt.) have been set up in last four years, 15354 MBBS seats (6519 in Govt. Colleges and 8835 in Pvt. Colleges) have been increased in last 4 years.
12646 PG Seats (Broad & Super Specialty Course) have been increased in last four years.
To ensure quality at the foundational years of schooling i.e. Classes I and II. INTEGRATION OF PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION
· Integrated scheme on school education by subsuming Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and teacher education.
· Effective from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020. · Budget Outlay: Rs.75000 crores. · Emphasis of the Integrated Scheme is on improving quality of school education by focusing on the two T’s – Teacher and Technology.
· Unnat Bharat Abhiyan launched to connect institutions of higher education to rural India. · 505 villages selected.
· 6 New IITs at Jammu, Bhilai, Goa, Dharwad, Tirupati and Palakkad are fully functional. · ISM Dhanbad converted into an IIT.
2015: New IISER was established at Tirupati in the residual State of Andhra Pradesh. 2016: IISER was established at Berhampur, Odisha.
2017: With the adoption of the NITSER (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha on 28.03.2017 and Rajya Sabha on 26.07.2017 and necessary notifications issued in the Gazette of India, the two new IISERs at Tirupati and Berhampur stood incorporated at Sl. Nos. 6 & 7 of the Second Schedule to the NITSER Act, 2007.
NEW IIMs: Seven New IIMs set up: Amritsar (Punjab), Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nagpur (Maharashtra), Sambalpur (Odisha), Sirmaur (Himachal Pradesh), Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Jammu (J&K)
Launched on 30th November, 2015 to invite distinguished academicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, experts from premier institutions from across the world, to teach in the higher educational institutions in India.
No. of Courses approved till date: 1417 Courses already organized: 1037 No of host Institutions: 138
· 'Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds' (SWAYAM) to provide one integrated platform and portal for online courses, using information and communication technology (ICT) and covering all higher education subjects and skill sector courses.
· Till date, more than 28 Lakhs learners have been enrolled in 1000+ courses being run through SWAYAM.
National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) launched to help Indian Educational Institutions to participate in the world rankings with greater confidence.
To promote quality in education and encourage competition to perform better and to set up new benchmarks of performance in Higher education space
National Institutional Ranking Framework-2018: 2809 institutions have participated in nine categories.
This includes 301 Universities, 906 Engineering Institutions, 487 Management Institutions, 286 Pharmacy Institutions, 71 Law Institutions, 101 Medical Institutions, 59 Architecture Institutions and 1087 General Degree Colleges.
· 5 New Research Parks at IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Hyderabad and IISc Bangalore @ Rs.75 crore each approved.
Scholarship worth Rs. 70-80,000/Month for Best students who have completed or are in the final year of B. Tech or Integrated M.Tech or M.Sc. in Science and Technology streams from IISc/IITs/NITs/IISERs/IIITs
They will be offered direct admission in PhD programme in the IITs/IISc.
Prime Minister's Research Fellows (PMRF)' scheme at a total cost of Rs.1650 crore for a period of seven years beginning 2018-19.
Launched on 6.10.2015 to promote innovation and promote collaboration between the academia and industry – within or outside India.
Overall annual investment: Rs. 250 Crore. Funding pattern of the projects -25% by Industry, 25% by participating Department/Ministry and 50% by MHRD. Work on 87 projects at a cost of Rs.265.59 crore is on.
National Digital Library (NDL) National Digital Library of India (NDL India) project by HRD Ministry to develop a virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.
1.5 Crore e-books and documents are available.
Content available in English, Hindi and some other languages.
30 lakh users including those from 9000 educational institutions.
A unique IT Initiative in which students are encouraged to apply knowledge to the real life situations and to find innovative solutions to the day to day problems
Smart India Hackathon 2018 (SIH 2018) launched on 16th October 2017 includes 2 sub-editions – Software as well as Hardware:
Software Edition- 36-hour software product development competition, similar in concept to SIH 2017.
In the new Hardware Edition of the Hackathon, the teams work for 5 consecutive days and build their hardware solutions for the proposed problem statements.
The Grand Finale of Software Edition SIH 2018 held on 30th & 31st March, 2018.
To spur innovation through Atal Tinkering Labs in schools and Atal Incubation Centres across the country.
Progress: · 2441 ATL Schools selected as on Date: · 941 Selected in Phase 1 announced from the applications invited in 2016. · 1500 Selected in Phase 2 announced on 25-Dec-2017 i.e. on Atal Ji’s 93rd Birthday from applications invited in 2017. · All States are covered as of now in ATL Selection · Incubation Centres:
Established Atal Incubation Centre: 6 EIC Supported in 16-17. Around 8-10 are in pipeline for approval during 2017-18. Funding support for scaling up of operations: Rs 10 Crore in 2-3 years.
Atal Incubation Centre: 13 selected in 16-17, around 20-25 in pipeline for consideration during 17-18. Funding support upto Rs 10 Crore for 5 years
AYUSH Education Reforms
“National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) merit list for all AYUSH Educational Institutions for admission of Undergraduate Course & Post graduate Courses through designated Authority.”
Aadhar Based Geo Location enabled attendance system for teaching staff, non-teaching/hospital staff and PG students in AYUSH Medical Colleges.
AYUSH National Teachers Eligibility Test to be conducted for appointment of all teachers in AYUSH Institutions, and an unique verification code for such teachers shall be allotted by CCH / CCIM before their appointment.