India To Setup Digital University:
The Minister of Skill Development Shri Dharmendra Pradhan recently announced that India will soon set up Digital University. The main objective of establishing a Digital University is to reduce the cost of higher education.
- The digital university is seen as a major step towards better employability through programmes in emerging areas and attaining 50% gross enrolment ration (GER) in higher education by 2030, as envisaged in the National Education Policy, 2020.
- The digital university will start its operations in the next academic session with certificate and diploma programmes and offer degree courses subsequently.
- As per the university’s planned architecture, TOI has learnt, the digital content would be hosted on the Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) platform.
- At the same time, the technology and administrative delivery will be entrusted to the Samarth platform, aimed at building digital campuses, which provide effortless and democratic delivery of educational services.