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INDIA: Government to link higher education institutes

At least 15 million students pursuing higher education will be able to share information, lab experiments and classroom content as the Indian cabinet last week approved a proposal to connect 572 universities, 25,000 colleges and 2,000 polytechnics as part of its mission to promote technology usage in higher education, writes Prashant K Nanda for Livemint.

This approval will merge the National Knowledge Network, promoted by the erstwhile National Knowledge Commission, and the National Mission on Education, through information communication and technology.

With this, all colleges and universities can hope for seamless connectivity that will enable e-learning and enhance e-content repositories and sharing of best practices. "The ultimate target is to provide last-mile connectivity and provide high quality e-content to be used with the connectivity being provided to the universities and colleges across the country," Ambika Soni, the minister for information and broadcasting, said after a cabinet meeting.

View the full report on the Livemint site

Source: University World News