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Govt to connect 25000+ colleges under NMEICT

The Human Resource Development Ministry aims to connect over
25000+ colleges including 2000 polytechnics in the country and to 419
universities/deemed universities and institutions of national importance,
informed Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor
in Lok Sabha.

The initiative is taken under the National Mission on
Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), a
Centrally Sponsored Plan scheme.

The cost of the initiative will be shared on a 75:25 basis
[75 percent by the central government and 25 percent by the university/ state
government concerned (90:10 in case of North Eastern Region)].

This mission also envisages the development of e-content for
undergraduate, postgraduate and engineering subjects for the benefit of all
interested students.

By IER Staff

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