‘YUKTI 2.0’ platform for Higher Education Institutes | UPSC

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‘YUKTI 2.0’ platform for Higher Education Institutes UPSC

‘YUKTI 2.0’ platform for Higher Education Institutes | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Union HRD Minister virtually launches ‘YUKTI 2.0’ platform for Higher Education Institutes in New Delhi

      WHY IN NEWS:

Outcomes of earlier version of ‘YUKTI’ will be released soon – Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’

MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Human Resource Development
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Education : Human Resource Development

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS Yukti 2.0 is an important issue . Just remember the aim of this portal and its significance .

For MAINS do you think Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Should be integrated with such portals ? If Yes then how Students can be benefitted ?

      ISSUE: 

Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, today launched an initiative ‘YUKTI 2.0’ to help systematically assimilate technologies having commercial potential and information related to incubated startups in our higher education institutions.  

‘YUKTI 2.0’ PLATFORM

BACKGROUND :

Earlier, the Minister had launched the YUKTI (Young India combating COVID with Knowledge, Technology and Innovation) web portal on 11 April, 2020.
  • Ministry of HRD prepared the portal in view of Coronavirus.

AIM :

The portal intends to cover the different dimensions of COVID-19 challenges in a very holistic and comprehensive way.

PORTAL IS LAUNCHED BY :

MHRD’s Innovation Cell and AICTE .

OBJECTIVE :

  This portal will ensure that students, teachers and researchers in higher educational institutions are getting appropriate support to meet the requirements needed to advance their technologies and innovations.

KEY FEATURES :

  • YUKTI 2.0 is logical extension of earlier version of ‘YUKTI’, an initiative of MHRD, to identify ideas relevant in COVID pandemic. 
  • The mission of making Bharat ‘Atmanirbhar’ and, YUKTI 2.0 initiative is a very important step in that direction.
  • Youngsters are very capable of thinking innovatively and we should make every possible effort to help them convert their ideas into enterprises.

  YUKTI 2.0 will also help in fostering the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in our academic institutions.

  • Students, faculty members, startups and other stakeholders of higher education institutions can register on the YUKTI portal and share their technologies and innovations.

SIGNIFICANCE OF YUKTI PORTAL :

  • This portal will prove to be a milestone towards promoting innovations and entrepreneurship culture in our higher education system and involving youth in nation building.
  • This database will provide a clear picture of the state of the innovation ecosystem of our higher educational institutions.
  • This will also help the government to identify bottlenecks and formulate appropriate policies to strengthen the innovation ecosystem in the country.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  YUKTI 2.0 needs to emerge as Market place for connecting innovators with investors, so that innovative technologies can be taken forward for commercialization.

  • Ministry will provide the best possible help to support creative innovations and technologies to help the society at large.
  • ‘YUKTI 2.0’ will help us identify many more disruptive solutions from our higher and technical institutions.”
  • Outcomes of earlier version of ‘YUKTI’ will be released soon.
SUGGESTED READING : www.mind.mic.gov.in. 
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | ‘YUKTI 2.0’ platform for Higher Education Institutes | UPSC

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