Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the proposed Digital University can potentially solve the issue of limited seats in higher education institutes, and prepare students to meet the demands of the present as well as the future.
“When we were connecting our villages through optical fibers, trying to keep the cost of data affordable, improving infrastructure related to connectivity, some people used to raise questions on the need for such initiatives. But during the pandemic, everyone realised the importance of our efforts…The Digital University can entirely solve the issue related to seats in our universities. Imagine the possible transformation in the education world if there are unlimited seats on a particular subject,” PM Modi said in his inaugural address at a webinar on Budget proposals related to the education sector.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced the formation of a digital university while presenting the Union Budget 2022-23 earlier this month. So far, the proposal has not been given a concrete shape, but the minister had said the university will work with the other central varsities in the country to provide the required infrastructure and training.
The webinar, organised by the government, also saw discussions on issues ranging from development of cloud-based platforms for a Digital University to allowing only top foreign universities to set up campuses in India.
Courtesy : The Indian Express