Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates APAAR: One Nation, One Student ID Card

Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates APAAR: One Nation, One Student ID Card

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Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attended the National Conference on APAAR: One Nation One Student ID Card in New Delhi.
Dharmendra Pradhan Inaugurates APAAR: One Nation, One Student ID Card

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, attended the National Conference on APAAR: One Nation One Student ID Card in New Delhi. The event was attended by various officials from the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy, and industry partners.

While speaking at the event Shri Pradhan emphasized how the APAAR ID is going to be the aspirational and global document for the students of the country. Highlighting the importance of several important DPIs developed in the country in recent years, he mentioned how 53 such DPIs have been developed in 16 countries, out of which 19 are in India.

He expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Pradhan for envisioning a ‘Digital India’, which has gained full momentum now, as 25 crore APAAR IDs have already been created.

He also underscored the importance of the interconnectivity of APAAR IDs, Academic Bank of Credit, and Digilocker, creating ease of operations. He also mentioned the other important digital assets like Swayam, DIKSHA, etc.

Shri Pradhan also highlighted the role of NEP2020 in incorporating the provisions of migration and integration without compromising on the quality of education. It is important to make competency aspirational, which comes through skilling, along with knowledge, he also said.

Shri Sanjay Kumar, when addressing the conference, emphasized the APAAR ID's broad reach, which is appropriate given the word's meaning in Hindi.\

He also mentioned the vision of NEP2020 mentioning some of its significant recommendations such as ensuring 100% GER till Class 12 and having proficiency in at least one skill, aligned with the needs of the industry.

He also said that APAAR helps in tracking the vast pool of 260 million students in the country. He informed that a Permanent Education Number for 25 crore children and based on that they have been issued APAAR ID. Reiterating Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of making schooling part of ease of living, he emphasized on ease of schooling for the children. He also mentioned the Holistic Progress Card, Vidya Samiksha Kendra, etc. highlighting its linkage with APAAR.

Shri K. Sanjay Murthy in his speech mentioned the advantages of having the APAAR IDs and another important DPI, Samarth, its deployment, access, and seamless connection with APAAR.

He urged every institution to adopt the Samarth platform as well. He also informed about the Swayam platform and its new version to be launched soon will have content from leading industries to provide relevant courses. For recognition and validation a digital record will be needed, he emphasized.

Two panel discussions on addressing the integration of APAAR ID and Credit Systems with Job Profiles and on exploring the evolving role of DigiLocker in education were conducted during the event.

 

The Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR) is a transformative initiative introduced in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 and the National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCrF). It aims to provide a unified and accessible academic experience for students across India by assigning a unique and permanent 12-digit ID to every student, consolidating their academic achievements in one place. For more information, visit https://abc.gov.in/

READ MORE| UGC Aims to Release 1,500 Publications in Indian Languages

 

 

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, attended the National Conference on APAAR: One Nation One Student ID Card in New Delhi. The event was attended by various officials from the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy, and industry partners.

While speaking at the event Shri Pradhan emphasized how the APAAR ID is going to be the aspirational and global document for the students of the country. Highlighting the importance of several important DPIs developed in the country in recent years, he mentioned how 53 such DPIs have been developed in 16 countries, out of which 19 are in India.

He expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Pradhan for envisioning a ‘Digital India’, which has gained full momentum now, as 25 crore APAAR IDs have already been created.

He also underscored the importance of the interconnectivity of APAAR IDs, Academic Bank of Credit, and Digilocker, creating ease of operations. He also mentioned the other important digital assets like Swayam, DIKSHA, etc.

Shri Pradhan also highlighted the role of NEP2020 in incorporating the provisions of migration and integration without compromising on the quality of education. It is important to make competency aspirational, which comes through skilling, along with knowledge, he also said.

Shri Sanjay Kumar, when addressing the conference, emphasized the APAAR ID's broad reach, which is appropriate given the word's meaning in Hindi.\

He also mentioned the vision of NEP2020 mentioning some of its significant recommendations such as ensuring 100% GER till Class 12 and having proficiency in at least one skill, aligned with the needs of the industry.

He also said that APAAR helps in tracking the vast pool of 260 million students in the country. He informed that a Permanent Education Number for 25 crore children and based on that they have been issued APAAR ID. Reiterating Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of making schooling part of ease of living, he emphasized on ease of schooling for the children. He also mentioned the Holistic Progress Card, Vidya Samiksha Kendra, etc. highlighting its linkage with APAAR.

Shri K. Sanjay Murthy in his speech mentioned the advantages of having the APAAR IDs and another important DPI, Samarth, its deployment, access, and seamless connection with APAAR.

He urged every institution to adopt the Samarth platform as well. He also informed about the Swayam platform and its new version to be launched soon will have content from leading industries to provide relevant courses. For recognition and validation a digital record will be needed, he emphasized.

Two panel discussions on addressing the integration of APAAR ID and Credit Systems with Job Profiles and on exploring the evolving role of DigiLocker in education were conducted during the event.

 

The Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry (APAAR) is a transformative initiative introduced in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020 and the National Credit and Qualifications Framework (NCrF). It aims to provide a unified and accessible academic experience for students across India by assigning a unique and permanent 12-digit ID to every student, consolidating their academic achievements in one place. For more information, visit https://abc.gov.in/

READ MORE| UGC Aims to Release 1,500 Publications in Indian Languages

 

 


 

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