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IITs to adopt the National Credit Framework 

The National Credit Framework (NCrF) will be adopted by all 23 Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). This decision was made at an IIT Council meeting held on April 18 at IIT Bhubaneswar.

The National Education Policy 2020 envisions making education more comprehensive and effective and emphasises the convergence of general (academic) education and vocational education, the UGC chairman said during his presentation on NCrF to the council. To realise this objective, a national credit accumulation and transfer system is required. A High-Level Committee was established by the Indian government, with representatives from the UGC, AICTE, NCVET, NIOS, CBSE, NCERT, DGT, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Skill Development.

The directors of all 23 IITs as well as Chairman UGC Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar attended this meeting, which was presided over by Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.

Following the UGC Chairman’s presentation, the IIT Council unanimously resolved to adopt and implement the National Credit Framework for all IITs.

Additionally, Kumar asserted that the IITs had held awareness workshops for each region. The North Zone workshop was held on November 21, 2022 at IIT Delhi, the East Zone workshop was held on November 24, 2022 at IIT Bhubaneswar, the North East Zone workshop was held on November 26, 2022 at IIT Guwahati, the West Zone workshop was held on November 28, 2022 at IIT Bombay, and the South Zone workshop was held on November 29, 2022 at IIT Madras.

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