The AICTE announced the launch of portal https://aslap.aicte-india.org/of Students Learning Assessment (PARAKH) program based on joint recommendations made by National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) and STANFORD University’s study. The portal will conduct assessments of students and faculty members of HEIs and schools.
The portal has more than 1,45,000 assessment items incorporating multiple disciplines towards improving the overall competence of students and graduates to include core disciplines, aptitude, emerging areas, and higher order thinking skills. As a part of the pilot programme, more than 80,000 students registered with 55,000 completing the assessment. In addition, 1,200 faculty members have also taken the assessment.
Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Higher Education, MoE in presence of AICTE Chairman Prof Sahasrabudhe, Prof. M.P. Poonia, AICTE Vice-Chairman, and Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary, AICTE launched the new scheme on January 8.
Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, AICTE Chairman said: “We are extremely delighted to launch two new initiatives that would benefit both the students and the teachers at large. We are the midst of the launching the NEP that lays lot of stress on training the teachers and lot of processes that are involved in the education sector. Students should also come forward to take the tests through PARAKH for overall development and growth.”
Prof. M.P. Poonia, AICTE Vice-Chairman said: “PARAKH helps students to identify a continuous assessment will help them to come out better when they pass out from their institutes and serve the country better. We are also doing this to help students enhance critical thinking and fill gaps in high order skills.”