Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER)
1. It is India’s oldest and largest independent, non-profit, economic policy research institute.
2. It undertakes grant-funded research and commissioned studies for governments and industry.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Even as the national skill mission failed to expand vocational education in schools, the Union education ministry has recently tied up with the National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER). 

National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) will help CBSE schools to expand vocational education & to make skilling programmes more effective in schools 

About the NCAER:  

  • It was established in 1956. It is India’s oldest and largest independent, non-profit, economic policy research institute. 
  • Furthermore, it undertakes grant-funded research and commissioned studies for governments and industry, and is one of the few think tanks globally that also collect primary data. 

Read more: Centre ropes in NCAER to help expand vocational education in CBSE schools