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National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) Scheme

NEAT Scheme- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health; Education; and Human Resources.

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NEAT Scheme- Context

  • Recently, Union Education Minister launched NEAT 3.0 (National Educational Alliance for Technology) and AICTE prescribed technical books in regional languages.

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NEAT 3.0- Key Points

  • About: NEAT 3.0 is a single platform to provide the best-developed ed-tech solutions and courses to students of the country.
  • Benefits: Under the NEAT 3.0 scheme, 12 Lakh NEAT ed-tech free course coupons worth Rs 253.72 crore were distributed to socially disadvantaged groups.

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NEAT Scheme- Key Points

  • About: National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) is an initiative to provide the use of best-developed technological solutions in the education sector.
    • NEAT solutions use Artificial Intelligence for a personalized and customized learning experience for better learning outcomes and skill development in the niche areas.
  • Mandate: NEAT Scheme aims to enhance the employability of the youth on a single platform for learners’ convenience.
  • Implementing Agency: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Education is acting as the facilitator in the process of implementing the NEAT scheme.
    • AICTE is responsible for ensuring that the solutions are freely available to a large number of socially and economically backward students.
    • EdTech companies would be responsible for developing solutions and managing the registration of learners through the NEAT portal.
  • Stakeholders: NEAT aims to create a National Alliance with such technology developing EdTech Companies through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model.
    • NEAT has 58 Education Technology Companies with 100 products that help to develop employable skills, capacity building, and bridge learning gaps.

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NEAT Scheme- Key Significance

  • Bridging Digital divide: NEAT will be a game-changer in bridging the digital divide and fulfilling the knowledge-based requirement of the world.
    • NEAT will bridge the digital divide, especially among the economically disadvantaged students and also in fulfilling the knowledge-based requirement of India and the world.
  • Promoting 21st Century employability: NEAT to be integrated with skill India, to tap opportunities in emerging 21st-century skills to boost employability and prepare our youth for the future.

 

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