e-UGshala initiative to be launched in December: Smriti Irani

Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said e-UGshala initiative will be launched on December 25 to enable open access to digitised contents for undergraduate learning.

“We have 29 undergraduate texts, visuals self-assessment sheets and books in social science, science and languages. I will dedicate e-UGshala to the nation on December 25,” she said here at an event on Sunday.

After digitisation of the undergraduate level content, the next step is a e-PGshala for post graduate education.

The minister also talked about making the e-pathshala available on mobile phones to enable access to children in remote areas.

Talking about ‘Swayam’, India’s maiden indigenous massive online open courseware (MOOCs) for students, she said, after students attain certificates in the chosen virtual course, they will be eligible to enroll in physical universities and institutes.

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