National Mission on Education through ICT Launched
at the Bundelkhand University
Union minister for Human Resource and Development (MHRD) M
Pallam Raju said that there is an urgent need of improving the quality and
quantity of higher education in the country, as none of the universities of the
country feature in the top 200 universities of the world.
various new initiatives of the National Mission on Education through Information
and Communication Technology (ICT) at the Bundelkhand University on Monday, the
minister said, "There is a shortage of teachers from primary to higher education
level and programmes like ICT could tackle the problem."
Talking to TOI over telephone, Bundelkhand University VC Prof
Avinash Pandey said, "The National Mission on education comprises 48 different
components structured broadly around building content, enabling access and
developing low-cost access-cum-computing devises." The minister also launched
the e-content created by Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) on
Thus, Bundelkhand University has now got the unique honour of
being the first university in India where Botany e-content will be used,
informed the VC.
The MHRD minister also handed over a complete set of
well-known National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) courses to
the VC for the benefit of students and faculty members by making these available
on local servers. NPTEL has already created content for over 260 courses in
Engineering subjects and another 1,000 courses are under creation.
Courtesy : The Times of India