New Delhi [India], Jan 17 (ANI): Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar stated that the government is committed towards upgrading the quality of higher education in the country.
"The government supports more autonomy for educational institutions. It is encouraging students to take education loans, and deserving students will not be denied loans and scholarships," he said while addressing a press conference post the 65th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education here on Tuesday.
Javadekar further said online courses will be started soon in different disciplines. Only top institutions, he said, will be given permissions and the courses will only be available for non-technical streams. The format of online courses will be different from correspondence one, he said.
During the meeting, Javadekar also stressed on the need for reforms in education so that the existing mismatches between education, employment, and social relevance can be addressed.
"The thrust areas are quality, autonomy, research, and innovation," he said. (ANI)