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EQUIP project

Topic covered:

Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 

EQUIP project

 

What to study?

For prelims and mains: key features, need for and significance of the project.

 

Context: Ministry of Human Resource Development plans to launch an ambitious ₹1.5 lakh crore EQUIP project to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education over the next five years.

 

Key features:

EQUIP stands for the Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme and was crafted by ten committees led by experts within the government.

Aims: EQUIP is meant to bridge the gap between policy and implementation. The project is made to bring transformation in the higher education system in the upcoming 5 years.

Objectives: To improve access to higher education, especially for underserved communities; improve the gross enrolment ration; improve teaching and learning processes; build educational infrastructure; improve the quality of research and innovation; use technology and online learning tools; and work on accreditation systems, governance structures and financing.

 

Sources: the Hindu.