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Government invites ideas for education reforms

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smriti-eduHuman Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani has invited people to come up with innovative ideas and projects to transform the education system.

With a slogan—“Dream, Design, Deliver; help us change the way we educate India”-the ministry has created a web page on its new website, appealing to people to submit their ideas and projects online in 500 words.

Everyone is free to make suggestions on the ministry’s website. The last date for submission of ideas and project proposals is October 29. People should come up with only those ideas or projects that could be implemented within 12 months, the ministry suggested.

Winners will be given a chance to implement their idea in the field over a period of 12 months. The move comes days after the announcement of the ministry’s new initiatives in first 100 days of the National Democratic Alliance  government faced allegations that Irani was taking credit of the programmes, most of which were conceived during the United Progressive Alliance regime.

The HRD ministry has also launched a web page, “Interact with the HRM”, on its website where people can submit their grievances and suggestions.

“The idea behind introducing the two new web pages is to give people an opportunity to participate in policy making. Our education system needs to be transformed. Most probably, next year, a committee will be set up to review the education policy.

The committee will have many experts but we need more ideas, more innovations, to improve our colleges and schools,” sources in the ministry said.

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