Which initiative has been launched by the Education Ministry to improve accessibility to higher education in India?

A Setting up new universities in remote areas. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Offering scholarships to students from economically weaker sections Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Introducing new regulations for open and distance learning programmes Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D Providing funding for research projects in universities Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E Starting a new scheme for vocational training. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


The Education Ministry under the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has fixed a target of 50 per cent Gross Enrolment Ratio in Higher Education by 2035. To achieve this significant target various steps are being taken like new regulations for open and distance learning programmes and online learning programmes to augment the accessibility of Higher Education. The Information Communication and Technology (ICT) based SWAYAM portal has been launched to reach out to people and allow them to secure good quality education. About The Education Ministry Officeholders: Dharmendra Pradhan (Union Minister), Rajkumar Ranjan Singh (Minister of State)

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