The Modi government is set to change the way students study. Soon, they will be able to access study material from universities and other educational institutes through their laptops, computers, tablets or smart phones.
The ambitious National e-library project, which aims to create a e-library besides designing an audio-visual interactive platform for students and academic fraternity in the country, is set to become operational by next academic year. The project aims to provide academic content through the Internet and is part of Narendra Modi government’s initiative to promote education. Several nations like Norway, the UK, Israel have shown keenness to participate in the project with international partnership also likely to worked out with Unesco. In his Teachers’ Day interaction with students Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed his desire that students and teachers should utilise technology. It is learnt that the project has a strong backing of HRD minister Smriti Irani who is keen for the roll-out of the ambitious national e-library project in the academic year 2015.
This newspaper had first reported that the Union human resources development ministry is preparing to make the proposal a reality soon. A poll promise of the BJP, the proposal also came in for a mention in the Presidential address made to the joint sessions of Parliament.
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