The Ministry of Education is seeking ideas and suggestions on the draft National Credit Framework

The first National Credit Framework (NCrF), which integrates credits acquired through school education, higher education and professional and vocational education, was recently published in draft form by the Ministry of Education of the United States. union. Dharmendra Pradhan, the union’s education minister, recently asked for comments and suggestions regarding the draft National Credit Framework (NCrF).

The National Credit Framework serves as an overarching framework for skills, retraining, development, accreditation and assessment in educational institutions. Similar to higher education, the NCrF will allow students to earn credit from academic and extracurricular activities, which will be recorded in the Academic Credit Bank (ABC).

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Credits will be awarded based on learning hours from the fifth year to the PhD, depending on the project. Currently, a total of 30 hours of learning per credit is contemplated. By 2025, the policy foresees that at least 50% of students in the school and higher education systems will have access to vocational training. In addition, the NCrF will allow students who have left the traditional education system to join it.

“The National Credit Framework will integrate education and skills at all levels, improve the economic convertibility of education and empower all. Submit your comments and observations on the NCrF project here,” Pradhan’s tweet read.

“The framework will create new opportunities for lifelong learning and training. This will boost per capita productivity, empower all and lay a solid foundation for India to lead this century,” Pradhan said.

The University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, NCERT, Directorate General of Training, National Institute of Open Education, CBSE, National Council for Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Department of Skills Development have all worked together to develop the NCrF. A high-level group was formed last year with the approval of the Ministry of Education to create a national credit accumulation and transfer framework for general and vocational education.

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