Protecting in thoughts the longer term profession prospects of ‘Agniveers’, the Ministry of Schooling (MoE) will launch a particular three-year talent based mostly bachelor diploma programme for such defence personnel which is able to acknowledge the talent coaching obtained by them throughout their tenure within the defence institutions, officers stated on Wednesday. The diploma programme provided by the Indira Gandhi Nationwide Open College (IGNOU) shall be recognised each in India and overseas for employment and schooling. Military, Navy and Air Power will signal a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IGNOU for implementation of the scheme, the officers stated.

The Centre on Tuesday unveiled a “transformative” scheme referred to as ‘Agnipath’ for the recruitment of troopers within the Military, the Navy and the Air Power largely on a short-term contractual foundation to chop the ballooning wage and pension payments and allow a youthful profile of the armed forces. Beneath the ‘Agnipath’ scheme, Indian youth shall be supplied a possibility to serve within the armed forces as ‘Agniveer’.

After completion of the four-year tenure of the recruits, the scheme gives for retaining 25 per cent of every particular batch for normal service, based mostly on organisational necessities and insurance policies promulgated by the armed forces now and again.

“The diploma programme will acknowledge in-service coaching obtained by Agniveers as credit for commencement and can open up alternatives for them to pursue civilian careers of their selection. Beneath the programme, 50 per cent of the credit required for a graduate diploma will come from talent coaching — each technical and non-technical, obtained by the Agniveers,” a senior MoE official stated.

“The remaining 50 per cent credit will come from a basket of programs that cowl all kinds of topics like languages, Economics, Historical past, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Arithmetic, Schooling, Commerce, Tourism, Vocational Research, Agriculture, ‘Jyotish’ and skill enhancement programs on Environmental Research and English Communication Expertise,” the official added.

The programme is aligned with the norms of College Grants Fee (UGC), the Nationwide Credit score Framework and Nationwide Talent Qualification Framework (NSQF) as mandated underneath the brand new Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP). The framework of the programme has been duly recognised by involved regulatory our bodies — All India Council for Technical Schooling (AICTE), Nationwide Council for Vocational Schooling and Coaching (NCVET) and UGC.

“It additionally has provisions for a number of exit factors –undergraduate certificates on profitable completion of first yr programs, undergraduate diploma on profitable completion of first and second yr programs and diploma on completion of all of the programs in three-year timeframe,” the official stated.

“The diploma shall be awarded by IGNOU as per UGC nomenclature — BA, BCom, BA (Vocational), BA (Tourism Administration) — and shall be recognised each in India and overseas for employment and schooling,” he stated.



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