Digital Initiatives in India – UGC NET Paper 1

Digital initiative in Higher Education is one of the important topics from the UGC NET Paper 1 Units.

Candidates who are preparing for the UGC NET Examination must read this topic in detail to score well.

Here in this blog, we are providing all the important information about the Digital Initiative in Higher Education.


Digital Initiatives in Higher Education

By taking various Digital Initiatives in Higher Education, the MHRD works for the development of the basic infrastructure of the Higher Education Sector.

In the last few years, the National Mission on Education through ICT has made some developments in IT to change the scenario of higher education.

So, here we are providing the top Digital Initiatives in Higher Education which are launched in the development of the Indian Higher Education field.

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This platform is developed by MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).

It’s an IT Massive Open Online Course for providing the best quality education anywhere and anytime.


2.SWAYAM Prabha

It is a group of 32 DTH channels to telecasting high-quality educational programmes by using the satellite – GSAT-15.

The programme will be available for 24X7.

The contents are provided by NPTEL, IITs, UGC, CEC, IGNOU, etc.


3.National Digital Library

The NMEICT has initiated the National Digital Library of India project to develop a framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

The NDL will contain textbooks, articles, videos, lectures, etc.


4.National Academic Depository

The NAD is initiated for facilitating the issuance, storage, access and verification of Academic Awards.


5.Virtual Labs

The Virtual Lab does not require any setup for conducting experiments at user premises.  A computer is you need to perform the experiments remotely.

There are 205 virtual labs in Engineering & Science disciplines.

More than 6 lakh students are using these virtual labs in India.

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6.Campus Connectivity

NMEICT aims to provide 20 Broadband connections of 5123 kbps speed to over 25000 colleges and 2000 polytechnics and optical fiber connectivity on 1Gbps to 419 universities.

The MHRD has now decided to made campuses of Universities WiFi enabled.

IITs, IIMs, and NITs have already established WiFi campuses.


7.Central Cloud Infrastructure

A project to IIT Delhi has been awarded by NMEICT to set up robust 24X7 baked Data Centre and the activities have been put up at NIC/NKM Data Centre.

The cloud is called “Baadal.


There are some more Digital Initiatives in Higher Education like e-Sodh Sindhu, e-Yantra, Talk to a Teacher, Ask a Question, e-Acharya, E-Kalpa, FOSSEE, e-Vidwan, and Spoken Tutorial.

We hope that this information is helpful to prepare this topic for UGC NET Paper 1.

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