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HRD Ministry To Come Up With an App To Combat “Menace” Of Coaching

The Ministry wants to combat commercialisation of education and the increasing controversy over coaching institutes. 

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The app will contain free lectures from IIT faculty and previous years’ question papers of entrance tests.(Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
  • The HRD ministry is coming up with a mobile app and portal to tackle the “menace” of coaching, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said at an event on Wednesday.

  • Available in 13 regional languages, it will contain free lectures from the IIT faculty and previous years’ question papers of entrance tests. She also added that the questions in the IIT-JEE entrance test would conform to class XII syllabus.

  • Discussing commercialisation of education, Irani said that one of the biggest pressures on students preparing for the exam is to seek outside help. She also plans to take action against “fake universities.”

(With agency inputs)

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