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Education Ministry Seeks Ideas and Suggestions on Draft National Credit Framework

The first National Credit Framework (NCrF), which includes credits acquired through school education, higher education, and vocational and skills training, was recently released in draft form by the union ministry of education. Dharmendra Pradhan, the union’s education minister, has recently sought comments and suggestions regarding the National Credit Framework (NCrF) draft.

The National Credit Framework serves as a general framework for proficiency, retraining, upskilling, accreditation and evaluation in educational institutions. are stored in the Academic Bank of Credit (ABC).

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Credits are awarded based on hours of learning from fifth grade through PhD level, as per the design. At the moment, 30 total learning hours per credit is assumed. The policy states that by 2025, at least 50 percent of students in school and higher education will have access to vocational training. In addition, NCrF will allow students who have left the traditional education system to re-enter it.

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

“The framework will create new opportunities for lifelong learning and skills. It will boost productivity per capita, empower everyone and lay a strong foundation for India to lead this century,” Pradhan said.

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The University Grants Commission, All India Council for Technical Education, NCERT, Directorate-General for Training, National Institute of Open Schooling, CBSE, National Council for Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Skill Development have all worked together to develop the NCrF. Last year, a high-level group had been formed with MoE approval to create a National Credit Accumulation and Transfer Framework for both general and vocational education.

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