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Education Quality Upgradation and Inclus

  Jul 09, 2020

Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)

What is 'Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP)' finalised and released by HRD Ministry? Mention it’s main focus areas.

  1. In accordance with the decision of the Prime Minister for finalizing a five-year vision plan for each Ministry, the Department of Higher Education of HRD Ministry has finalized and released a five-year vision plan named Education Quality Upgradation and Inclusion Programme (EQUIP). 
  2. EQUIP is a vision plan aiming at ushering transformation in India’s higher education system by implementing strategic interventions in the sector over five years (2019-2024).
  3. EQUIP Sets out to deliver further on principles of Access, Inclusion, Quality, Excellence and enhancing employability in Higher Education.
  4. Currently EQUIP has been submitted for in principal approval of EFC (Expenditure Finance committee)
  5. 10 Focus Areas: EQUIP report has been prepared after a detailed exercise done by Experts covering following ten areas:
  • Strategies for expanding access
  • Towards global best teaching process
  • promoting excellence
  • Governance reforms
  • Assessment, accreditation and Ranking
  • Promotion of research and innovation
  • Employability and entrepreneurship
  • Using technology for better reach
  • Internationalisation
  • Financing higher education