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Education Ministry to start graduate degree program for Agniveers


New Delhi : Keeping in view the future career prospects of ‘Agniveers’, the Ministry of Education (MoE) will launch a skill-based three-year undergraduate degree program for such defense personnel. The degree program will recognize the skill training achieved during the tenure of Agniveers in Defense Establishments. Officials gave this information on Wednesday.

Officials said the degree programs offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will be recognized both in India and abroad for employment and education. He said that the Army, Navy and Air Force will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IGNOU for the implementation of this scheme.

The Center on Tuesday launched a ‘transformative’ scheme named ‘Agneepath’ for recruiting soldiers in the Army, Navy and Air Force on short-term contract basis, to cut down the salary and pension bills in a big way and help the armed forces. Enable youth profile. Under the ‘Agneepath’ scheme, Indian youth will be provided an opportunity to serve in the armed forces as ‘Agneeveers’.

The program compulsorily conforms to the norms of University Grants Commission (UGC), National Credit Framework and National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) under the new National Education Policy (NEP). Its framework has been duly recognized by the relevant regulatory bodies – All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Council for Vocational Education and Training (NCVET) and UGC.

“Many measures have been given to leave this program, among them ‘undergraduate certificate’ on successful completion of first year courses, ‘undergraduate diploma’ on successful completion of first and second year courses and three The degree will be awarded on completion of all the courses in the time frame of the year.’

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