National Knowledge Commission
हिन्दी বাংলা অসমীয়া অসমীয়া ಕನ್ನಡ
ارد و தமிழ் नेपाली মণিপুরী ଓଡ଼ିଆ ગુજરાતી

  The National Knowledge Commission deliberations have focused on five key areas of the knowledge paradigm – access to knowledge, knowledge concepts, knowledge creation, knowledge application and development of better knowledge services.

  Access to Knowledge
  Providing access to knowledge is the most fundamental way of increasing the opportunities and reach of individuals and groups. Therefore, means must exist for individuals who have the ability to receive and comprehend knowledge to readily obtain it. This also includes making accurate knowledge of the state and its activities available to the general public. Certain issues that are being examined in this context by the National Knowledge Commission are :
  1. Right to education
  2. Language
  3. Translation
  4. Libraries
  5. Networks
  6. Portals
  Knowledge Concepts
  Knowledge concepts are organized, distributed and transmitted through the education system. It is through education that an individual can make better informed decisions, keep abreast of important issues and trends around him or her and most importantly, question the socio-economic arrangements in a manner that can lead to change and development. NKC's concern with many aspects of the Indian education system covers:
  1. School Education
  2. Vocational Education
  3. Higher Education
  4. Medical Education
  5. Legal Education
  6. Management Education
  7. Engineering Education
  8. Open and Distance Education
  9. Open Educational Resources
  10. More Talented Students in Maths and Science
  11. More Quality Ph.Ds
  Creation of Knowledge
  A nation can develop in two ways – either it learns to use existing resources better, or it discovers new resources. Both activities involve creation of knowledge. This makes it important to consider all activities that lead to the creation of knowledge directly or help in protecting the knowledge that is created. India must therefore examine issues such as :
  1. Science and Technology
  2. Legal Framework for Public Funded Research
  3. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)
  4. Innovation
  5. Entrepreneurship
  Knowledge Applications
  Knowledge can be productively applied to promote technological change and facilitate reliable and regular flow of information. This requires significant investment in goal-oriented research and development along with access models that can simplify market transactions and other processes within an industry. Initiatives in the areas of agriculture, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and traditional knowledge can demonstrate that knowledge can be very effectively applied for the betterment of the rural poor.:
  1. Traditional Knowledge
  2. Agriculture
  3. Enhancing Quality of Life
  Delivery of Services
  Knowledge services have the potential to simplify many different points at which citizens interact with the State. Traditionally, these points of interaction have been vulnerable to unscrupulous activities and rent-seeking. Technology provides us with an opportunity to ensure accountability, transparency and efficiency in government services. E-governance is one of the ways in which citizens can be empowered to increase transparency of government functioning, leading to greater efficiency and productivity.
  1. e-Governance
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