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e-UGshala: An X’mas gift to graduates

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Come Christmas, and the Santa will bring in goodies for aspiring graduate students this year, as per the Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani.

A technological tool called as e-UGshala initiative, which will help enable access to the digitised contents to the higher education institutions will be launcehd during the merrier time of the year, December 25th. “We have 29 undergraduate texts, visuals self-assessment sheets and books in social science, science and languages. I will dedicate e-UGshala to the nation on December 25,” informed Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.

After digitisation of the undergraduate level content, the next step is a e-PGshala for post graduate education, she said.

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The minister also talked about making the e-pathshala available on mobile phones to enable access to children in remote areas.

Talking about ‘Swayam’, India’s maiden indigenous massive online open courseware (MOOCs) for students, Irani said that after students attain certificates in the chosen virtual course, they will be eligible to enroll in physical universities and institutes.

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