HRD ministry launches 'Know Your College' portal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 11, 2014 22:45 IST

Students across the country will be able to make informed choices on the colleges they want to choose for their higher education through a one stop portal with details of every college on it.

The portal called 'Know Your College' (KYC) launched by President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of national education on Tuesday day allows one to view details of courses, laboratories, faculty, library, availability of hostels, status of ombudsman and anti-ragging facilities available in the college.

The ministry also launched other schemes, including credit transfer system and Unnat Bharat Abhiyan.

The credit transfer system will make it easier for students and working professionals to switch between education and jobs and will help individuals who leave formal education for a job to resume studies.

Speaking on the occasion HRD minister Smriti Irani said the scheme is based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of creating a framework to help those students who left the education system because of various reasons to get back into the system.

"The University Grants Commission (UGC) in its meeting took a decision on how various central universities can practise choice-based credit transfer, and I hope all our universities will implement this system in the next academic year so that all our students can seamlessly study from one university to another," she said at the launch.

Under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, IITs will be tasked with preparing a roadmap for holistic rural development.

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