Govt to launch credit transfer system for Indian students

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On November 11, the National Education Day in India, the government will launch a credit equivalent framework from Class 9 to the postgraduate level. This credit transfer system, which comes after a long debate of four years, aspires to make it easier for students and working professionals to switch between education and jobs.

Sharing her personal experience where she had to discontinue her education to work, Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Smriti Zubin Irani said at a panel discussion at the India Economic Summit, “We do not have a credit transfer system within our country that enables the migration of labour across the country. The credit transfer system would facilitate people ‘get back to the education system as and when they desire’.”

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It may be mentioned that a similar initiative was made by former HRD minister Kapil Sibal. However, it failed to make any progress.

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