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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
25-February-2011 17:39 IST
HRD Ministry Constitutes Committee for NVEQF
QUESTIONAIRE ON SOCIAL NETWORKING OF A TENTH PLAN PROJECTS

            A consensus was arrived at in the meeting of State Education Ministers on the National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) held on twentieth January under the chairmanship of the Union Minister of Human Resource Development on the need for constitution of a Group of State Education Ministers (In charge of Vocational Education) for recommending a National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework and preparation of a roadmap for its implementation. Consequent to this, a Group of State Ministers has been constituted, as follows:

1.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Karnataka

2.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Andhra Pradesh

3.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Mahrashtra

4.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Gujarat

5.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Chattisgarh

6.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Haryana

7.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Punjab

8.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Rajasthan

9.                  Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), West Bengal

10.              Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Bihar

11.              Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Assam

12.              Minister of Education (in charge of Vocational Education), Mizoram

13.              Secretary (SE&L)-Convener

14.              Secretary (HE)- Co-convener

            The Group of Ministers will submit its report on a suitable framework for National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) and a roadmap for its implementation by 31st July, 2011.

            In order to co-ordinate the drafting of the NVEQF, the HRD Ministry has constituted a Co-ordination Committee with the following members.

1.                  Shri Ashok Thakur, Additonal Secretary (TE), MHRD

2.                  Shri Sunil Kumar, Additional Secretary (HE), MHRD

3.                  Shri N.K. Sinha, Additional Secretary (TEL), MHRD

4.                  Dr. S.C. Khuntia, Joint Secretary (SE), MHRD

5.                  Chairman, UGC or his representative

6.                  Chairman, AICTE or his representative

7.                  Chairman, NIOS or his representative

8.                  Chairman, CBSE or his representative

9.                  Nominee of National Skill Development Corporation

10.              Dr. Santosh Mehrotra, Director General, IAMR

            the Coordination Committee is mandated to prepare a harmonized approach to the NVEQF by suitably incorporating the recommendations of the Committees constituted through the Sectoral Round Tables.  The Co-Ordination Committee is to present its draft to the Group of State Ministers for approval.

            The terms of reference of the Committee would be set common principles and develop guidelines for a nationally recognized qualifications system, covering schools, vocational education institutes and institutes of higher education with qualification ranging from secondary to doctorate level, facilitating international recognition of national standards.  The framework will have a competency based modular approach with provision of credit accumulation and transfer.  The NVEQF provides vertical and horizontal mobility with multiple entry and exit to the students.  There will be full collaboration with sector skill councils (SSCs) and industry for development of quality standards competencies, model curricula, assessment and testing procedures.

            The Co-ordination Committee shall submit its draft to the Group of State Ministers by 31st May, 2011    

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