The minister, who chaired a special meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) held here, said that the draft policy aims towards an education system built on the basis of quality and equity for building an equitable, just and humane society.

The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) would be the implementing agency for the NEAT program. The scheme shall be administered under the guidance of an Apex Committee constituted by MHRD.

The proposed scheme is expected to benefit around 3.14 lakh students from both classes X and XII. This new initiative is expected to cost about Rs. 57.20 crore per annum.

With this victory, Meghalaya will be taking home a sum of INR 4, 00,000 while the runners-up will get prize money of Rs 2,50,000.

The fellowship programme at a total budget outlay of Rs 300 crore (approximately US $ 45 million) is the single-largest capacity development initiative of India in its partnership with ASEAN.

Nikisha's model has received acclamation from the students who affirm that the invention will be very helpful for them.

Dhillon also stated that young children from the Valley were taken for a tour to Delhi, Ajmer Sharif and Jaipur so that they get exposure to developments in technology and other spheres.

The state government, in a notice issued on Friday, stated that all schools except Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools should conduct regular exams for fifth and eighth grade.