An app to improve quality of education
To improve the quality of primary and higher education in the country, a unique portal and mobile app was launched recently. The portal is a one-stop for States’ Higher Education Plans, decision of the States’ Higher Education Councils and details of the resources under this scheme. Also, the gallery is a rich repository of the projects initiated under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a body under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development here in New Delhi.
Speaking at the launch, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar said, “Unless we improve the quality of education, we will not be able to create capable people and good citizen and therefore, improvement of quality is the thrust for all our efforts in the educational fields. Today, this is a unique event as well as experiment wherein we have inaugurated 17 facilities created under RUSA in one go in 14 states”.
He added that the governments, both at the Centre and state, will be deliberating and discussing upon the modalities for bringing improvement further. Under the concept of RUSA, the quality of education can go up by improving the research labs infrastructure and creating smart class rooms and various other programmes by which the quality enhancement and value addition to the students happen, he added.
The Union Minister also released the booklet, “Digital Launch of Projects; Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)” on the occasion. Detailed information regarding the projects can be obtained from the RUSA website: www.rusa.nic.in.