Monday, December 7, 2015

Government Programmes : Education Related

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are a system of alternate schools for gifted students in India.  JNVs are fully residential and co-educational schools affiliated to CBSE, with classes from VI to XII standard.
JNVs are specifically tasked with finding talented children in rural areas of India and providing them with an education equivalent to the best residential school system, without regard to their family's socio-economic condition. JNVs exist all over India, with the exception of Tamil Nadu. There are approximately 589 JNVs across India.

Indira Gandhi National Tribal University


IGNTU, Amarkantak has been established by an Act of the Parliament of India. It came into existence by the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 2007 and came into action on July 2008.

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission On Teachers And Teaching (PMMMNMTT)

PMMMNMTT will also empower teachers and faculty through training, re-training, refresher and orientation programmes in generic skills, pedagogic skills, discipline specific content up gradation, ICT and technology-enabled training and other appropriate interventions.

National Research Professorship (NRP)

The government of India had instituted the scheme of National Research Professorship in 1949 to honour distinguished academics and scholars in recognition of their contribution to knowledge. Persons of real eminence, who have attained the age of 65 years and have made outstanding contributions in their respective fields and are still capable of productive research, are considered for appointment as National Research Professors. The  appointment is made initially for a period of 5 years which is extendable by another term of five years. After completion of first term or the extended second term, an NRP is entitled to a life pension.

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)


Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowships in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally talented and highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science.  It offers scholarship and contingency grants up to the pre-Ph.D. level to selected students. Started in 1999, it is administered by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
Selection of the students is made from those studying in XI standard to 1st year of any undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences namely B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Int. M.Sc./M.S. in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology having an aptitude for scientific research.

Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan


Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS), launched in 2013 aims at providing strategic funding to eligible state higher educational institutions. The central funding (in the ratio of 65:35 for general category States and 90:10 for special category states) would be norm based and outcome dependent.  RUSA aims to provide equal development to all higher institutions and rectify weaknesses in the higher education system. Its target achievement is to raise the gross enrolment ratio to 32% by the end of XII Plan in 2017.

Women Scientists Programs


Women Scientists Scheme (WOS) by Department of Science and Technology (DST) is a scheme for providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 30-50 years who desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists. Under this scheme, women scientists are being encouraged to pursue research in frontier areas of science and engineering, on problems of societal relevance and to take up S&T-based internship followed by self-employment.

The various categories of Scholarship available are indicated below:
- Scholarship for Research in Basic/Applied Science (WOS-A)
- Scholarship for Research in S&T - based Societal Programs (WOS-B)
- Internship for the Self-Employment (WOS-C)

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