(News) National Mission on Education through ICT Launched at the Bundelkhand University

 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.

Launching 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 Botany.

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.

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Courtesy : The Times of India