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November 20, 2017

Extra seats for differently-abled people in skill development schemes, says HRD Minister Smriti Irani


The HRD ministry on Monday said it has directed All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) to create 5 per cent supernumerary seats for the differently-abled in all schemes of skill development.

In a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said her ministry has initiated provisions to assist differently-abled students. She said that HRD ministry has directed “All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) to create 5 per cent supernumerary (extra) seats for differently-abled persons in all schemes of skill development.”

HRD Minister Smriti Irani said her ministry has initiated provisions to assist differently-abled students. In a written reply to another question, Irani said that a project ‘Swayam’ of her ministry is intended to provide Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) across the country. “It is proposed to roll out 500 courses before academic year 2016-17, and expand the same to 2,000 courses over a period of time,” she added.

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