For higher education, Jaitley said the government will undertake reforms in UGC and will give autonomy to colleges and institutions. The Union Government will also introduce a system of annual learning outcome in schools and innovation fund for secondary education will be set up.
Last year, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET) on its own as the board wanted to focus on its core areas and work on improving the quality of education. As per reports, CBSE had conveyed to the HRD Ministry that conducting exams for various government bodies puts a lot of burden on the them and stretches its resources.
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