Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, announced that the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been granted the status of a Deemed-to-be-University.
- This new status as a research university will allow NCERT to engage in global collaborations and make contributions to the global education landscape.
Further necessities highlighted:
- The importance of developing content in the mother tongue and proposed the establishment of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence labs in all seven regional canters of NCERT.
- Equipping these centres with the latest technologies from around the world to make India a global hub of research and innovation.
- Standardize the teacher training curriculum and prepare children for the challenges of Industrial Revolution 4.0.