MHRD Initiative : Know Your College (KYC) Portal


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has launched a Know Your College (KYC) portal that promises to be a one stop shop for students and parents to know about various colleges in the country. The portal is updated with relevant information about every college like lab facilities, faculty, intake, hostel facilities, library etc.

The Press Release said, “There is often confusion in the minds of students regarding which colleges to join and the courses to be taken up. To help the students make an informed decision on the choice of college and the courses, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has developed a “Know Your College” portal”

The portal does give some important information at one place for all parents and students. The portal also gives information about other initiatives of the government like the e-learning platforms, student scholarships and other useful information.

The portal also provides a lot of other useful information to the students like the ‘Project Factory’ where students can upload and download various projects. The students are also encouraged to submit grievances and complaints.

Overall, the portal is a good initiative that will help students & parents in getting relevant information about various colleges. The challenge is in updating this data regularly and ensuring that the data is accurate. AICTE should also ensure that a system is set in place to deal with the complaints lodged and clear them within a time frame.

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
New Delhi

D.O.No.F.14-10/201 7(CPP-II)

Date: 21st July, 2017

“Know Your College (KYC)” portal is the long-term vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for creating an appropriate framework for the students seeking various information about the educational institutions from a single window instead of looking for different websites.

Accordingly, Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched the “Know Your college (KYC)” portal which will act as one-stop shop for students and their parents across the country to help them make an informed decision on the choice of institutions and the courses. lt seems that many institutions have not uploaded the data about their respective institutions on the portal. The data uploaded on the portal need to be clear and accurate.


Keeping in view the importance of the KYC portal, I seek your personal indulgence in the matter and request you to kindly upload the accurate data about your esteemed Institution on “KYC” portal which should be updated periodically and also ensure the same in your affiliated institutions and help the Government in successfully achieving this student-friendly initiative.

With regards,
Yours sincerely,

(Jaspal S.Sandhu)
The Vice-ChanC’ellors of all the universities

Check: CBSE UGC NET Paper 1 – Last 11 Years Question Papers with Answers

Reference: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5962480_UGC-Letter-regar-Know-Your-College-portal.pdf

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