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LEAP-2019 & ARPIT-2019 launched

Current context: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union HRD Minister has launched the Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) - 2019 and Annual Refresher Programme In Teaching (ARPIT) – 2019.
LEAP-2019 & ARPIT-2019 launched
  • LEAP has been launched for leadership development for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) which is a 3-week leadership development training programme for second-level academic functionaries.
  • The objective of LEAP is to prepare the second tier academic heads that are potentially likely to assume leadership roles in the future.
  • ARPIT is a platform for teachers to learn about the latest developments in their field and develop their teaching qualities.
  • ARPIT was launched by the HRD Ministry in November 2018 as a unique initiative of online professional development of 1.5 million higher education faculty through SWAYAM.
  • The training module of various subjects built by discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) and are uploaded and made available through SWAYAM to all the teachers from 1st September 2019.
  • For 2019 ARPIT, 46 disciplines are covered in addition to the 75 NRCs in the year 2018.

Question: 

Q.1 The government initiatives LEAP and ARPIT are launched for which section? 
a. Farmers
b. Teachers
c. Small Traders and Shopkeepers
d. Sugar mills
LEAP-2019 & ARPIT-2019 launched LEAP-2019 & ARPIT-2019 launched Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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