Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development, will launch the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology on 3rd February 2009 in Tirupati at the auditorium of Sri Venkateswara University. This was announced by R. P. Agrawal, Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, at a press conference. Union Government had approved the Mission in the first week of this month. The highlights of the components of the Mission will be exhibited during the launch ceremony. The Department of Higher Education had realized the tremendous potential of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning process enhancing the capacity as well as efficiency of the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) system by the use of appropriate ICT tools to make the learning interesting and easy through digitizing the learning material thereby converting it to e-contents and widening the access of the learners to the said e-contents. Considering the above, Department had conceptualized a Pilot Project namely 'SAKSHAT'