The Digital India campaign started under the able guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is aimed to make India a digitally empowered country. The three basic elements of this campaign are-
- "· Creation of Digital Infrastructure
- "· Delivery of Digital Services all over India
- "· Spreading Digital Literacy
The Digital India campaign was approved a budget of Rd 1 lakh crore by the central government. Started on 1st July, 2015, this campaign is expected to make India digitally self sufficient by the year 2019. The main aim of this campaign would be serving the Indian citizens with electronic government services that improve the efficiency of work and save time.
But how can Digital India campaign help you as a student?
The main objective of this campaign is digitizing India which will obviously make it more empowered and connected to the rest of the world. Universities and colleges all over the country will get access to high speed internet services which will make studying a better and wholesome experience. The Indian educational system lacks dynamism and effectiveness. This fact is reflected in the global ratings and rankings of Universities all over the world in which Indian institutes occupy miserably lower places. With the increase in the IT sector and technologies in the country, our education system will be revived. From being theoretical, it will transit to being more practical and research based. From the school level technology will make the classrooms digital and abreast of latest trends. With the help of technology students will be able to access study materials from all over the world.
With the advancement of technology in our country, there will be greater space for job opportunities. Telecom and electronic jobs will increase in number and students will be encouraged to take up IT courses. Public as well as private sector will churn out employment opportunities for graduates and post-graduates who are skilled and efficient in the IT field.
The Digital India campaign will be a golden opportunity for India to make itself outshine on the global map. Villages and rural areas will be provided high speed networks making them connected to towns and cities. This will bring a huge metamorphosis of these backward regions. Students in villages and sub-urban towns will get a larger share in the Indian education system. It is a big step taken by the government to make the latest information and communication technologies available to students across the country.
Under this campaign the national scholarship portal will be improved and enhanced. A number of scholarships for the studying of Computer Sciences and Information Technology will be released. Students will be inspired to take up better courses and good modes of education. The Digital India campaign will enhance the skills of students under the pretext of making them more efficient while working with latest technologies and trends. Electronic gadgets required for higher courses such as engineering and management will be distributed by the government for making students more familiar with the use of computers and technology.
The Digital India campaign will be one of the most rewarding campaigns launched by the Indian government.