Digital universities to soon offer higher education


As part of its Digital India programme, the government has started the process of formulating a policy for digital universities across the country.


Once formulated, such universities will be set up to enable people to access high-level education at their convenience. These universities will be given accreditation and courses will also be recognised by the government, a senior official from the ministry of IT and electronics told DNA Money on condition of anonymity.


In India, online education mainly for schools has been gaining steam over the last many years with many private players venturing into this segment. Even ministry of IT has started providing e-learning courses in some schools in villages where there is internet connectivity. Besides, many state governments have started smart classes to impart education.


A draft proposal for digital universities is already in the works by the ministry of human resources and development and has been circulated for inter-ministerial views, the official said. The structure and course content of the digital universities will be at par with global standards.