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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.


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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