The MoE is the government department responsible for education in India. ICreated on September 26, 1985, through the 174th amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. Currently, the MoE works through two departments:
Department of School Education & Literacy: This department is responsible for the development of school education in India. It oversees the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and provides grants to state governments for school education.
Department of Higher Education: This department is responsible for the development of higher education in India. It oversees the implementation of the National Higher Education Policy (NHEP) 2019, and provides grants to universities and colleges for higher education.
The MoE also has a number of other functions, including:
- Formulating education policies
- Providing funding for education
- Overseeing the performance of educational institutions
- Promoting international cooperation in education
- Providing scholarships and other financial assistance to students
- Conducting research in education
The MoE is headquartered in Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi. The current Minister of Education is Dharmendra Pradhan Here are some of the key initiatives of the MoE:
National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: The NEP 2020 is a major overhaul of the education system in India. It aims to make education more accessible, affordable, and relevant to the needs of the 21st century.
National Higher Education Policy (NHEP) 2019: The NHEP 2019 is a policy document that outlines the Government’s vision for higher education in India. It aims to make higher education more accessible, affordable, and quality-driven.
Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan: Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan is a flagship program of the MoE that aims to universalize elementary education and improve the quality of education at all levels.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY): PMKVY is a skill development program that aims to train 10 million youth in high-demand sectors.
National Scholarship Portal: The National Scholarship Portal is a one-stop shop for students to apply for scholarships and other financial assistance from the Government.
The MoE is committed to providing quality education to all citizens of India. It is working hard to implement the NEP 2020 and other initiatives to improve the education system in India