Ever since Dr APJ Abdul Kalam took up the initiative of promoting Tele-Education, IGNOU has been one of the key institutions, which relates students to success and offers them worldwide recognition through its courses
By Jaydeep Saha
India is certainly making some big time advancement in the field of education business and the evidence of the same is the launch of tele-education project. This project was recommended at the time of the visit of former president of India Dr. Abdul Kalam to Johannesburg in the month of September 2004. The Government of Mauritius had sealed a pact for the same in March 2006 with New Delhi-based Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) to introduce this project. Owing to this, the residents of Mauritius can now have access to the three centres such as tele-education, tele-medicine, and Very Very Important Person (VVIP) Node.
About 4500 students all over Africa are benefiting from tele-education. They are enrolling in the bachelor’s or master’s degree courses of the premier universities in India. The courses that can be done under this project include