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Top Universities in India to launch full-fledged Online Degree programmes

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New Delhi, 27 June 2020: The top 100 ranked universities in the country are soon going to start full-fledged Online programmes. These degree programmes will have equivalent weightage as like as conventional degree programmes. The UGC will very soon issue detailed guidelines on these Online Degree Programmes.

Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has today informed this decision as the minister today virtually participated in G20 Extraordinary Virtual Education Ministers’ Meeting. This special session  has been convened to discuss the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic on the education sector, how different nations have dealt with it and how the Member States can collaborate to further the cause of education in these difficult times.

Thwe Minister said ‘Permissible online component  in Conventional, Open and Distance modes of education will  be enhanced from 20 % to 40%.”

Shri Pokhriyal also shared information about efforts of HRD Ministry to promote digital learning during Covid-19 crisis. He said that we have developed excellent digital educational content over the years. These are available on various platforms like DIKHSA, SWAYAM , Virtual labs, e-PG Pathshala and  National Digital Library to name a few.

ONE NATION ONE DIGITAL PLATFORM’

All  educational e-resources will be brought on one platform under the concept of One Nation One Digital Program,  with easy navigation through  single integrated search.

ONE CLASS ONE CHANNEL

There will be one dedicated TV channel per grade for classes 1 to 12 ,to provide quality educational material .

The PMeVidya programme is expected to benefit nearly 25 crore school children.

ONLINE PROGRAMMES IN UNIVERSITIES

100 top ranked  universities in the country are soon going to start full-fledged Online programmes. ‘Permissible online component  in Conventional, Open and Distance modes of education will  be enhanced from 20 % to 40%

SWAYAM MOOCS COURSES

SWAYAM MOOCS courses are being mapped with university curriculum and  Higher Education Institutions are  being encouraged to make it part of curriculum.

REGIONAL LANGUAGES

e-learning resources are being prepared in eight regional languages.

DAISY

Study material for the differently abled is being developed on Digitally Accessible Information System (DAISY) and in sign language .

MANODARPAN

Manodarpan is an initiative by the Education Ministry for psychosocial support of students, teachers and families for their mental health and emotional wellbeing. A National Helpline has been set up to provide counselling.

In his statement, the Union Minister expressed his gratitude towards Chairperson for his initiative to organise this historic and relevant meeting  of the G20 nations to collaboratively address the widespread disruptions caused by the pandemic in the education sector.

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