The Centre has sought suggestions from the University Grant Commission (UGC) and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) regarding the conversion of the entire education system into the online form. This will reduce the burden on educational institutions for running physical classes for the students.
The Centre also aims to make apex educational institutes like IITs and IIMs a part of the online education system. As per sources, the PMO and the Niti Aayog have sought feedback and suggestions from the UGC and the AICTE in this regard.
As part of the plan, the government has constituted a panel led by AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe and Dr MP Poonia, who is the Vice-Chairman of the UGC, to prepare a blueprint in this regard. They have been entrusted with the task of building a digital platform for imparting quality online education to the Indian students and build necessary infrastructure.
In a letter to all Vice-Chancellors and directors of institutions, AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe had recently urged them to make India ”self-reliant” and help achieve the national goal of being ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’. He urged heads of institutions to encourage teachers and students for development of alternative apps, products and technologies through innovative ideas and research to make India the “primary source for meeting all global needs and requirements”.
Source: Zee News