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Human resource ministry is planning to set up vocational education programme named, Sakshat, which is one stop education portal for 50 crore users. The programme was formally launched by the President A P J Abdul Kalam on Oct 30, 2006.
The University Grants Commission has also accepted the proposal of this programme. The portal of this programme is also available http://portal.sakshat.gov.in/wps/portal. The Commission will provide broadband connectivity to approximately five lakh college teachers of central and state universities. UGC, AICTE, IGNOU, NCERT, KVS, NVS, CBSE, IITs and IISc has developed the content links for Sakshat and provide wide range of knowledge resources, educational views, examination alerts, sample papers and other useful links on the web. The portal has five functional modules, e-books, e-journals, digital repository and digital library. The links of various Olympiads would also be provided in this programme. Even students can interact with their teacher in real time and as well as access e-mail, web blogging, web casting, onlie chat and discussion forum.