National Testing Agency to conduct entrance examinations from now
This would free CBSE, AICTE and other premier institutions from these administrative responsibilities so that they can focus more on academics.
He also said that the government proposes to leverage information technology and launch the SWAYAM platform with at least 350 online courses.
In his Budget Speech, the Finance Minister said this will enable students to virtually attend the courses taught by the best faculty; access high-quality reading resources, participate in discussion forums; take tests and earn academic grades. Access to SWAYAM would be widened by linkage with DTH channels, dedicated to education.