The Ministry of HRD has put forward a proposal to impart education to the college students through e-Classes. Under this "National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) Program", about 93,000 e-Books for the college students are already available.
However, education through e-Classes under a program called Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) is likely to begin around August, 2016
And it shall make available 'On Line Courses' called 'MOOCs' for students from class 9 to 12, Under Graduate and Post Graduate classes in all the disciplines.
Under the "Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools", component of the centrally sponsored scheme Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), ICT enabled teaching and learning is supported in Government and Government aided Secondary and Higher Secondary schools.
Keeping pace with the Digital India initiative, a web-site called "e-Pathshala", has been developed by NCERT to append all the NCERT textbooks, audio, video, images, interactive objects etc.
It will be a kind of all in one tool, which will make it flexible and easy to access all the tutorials.
The digital contents including e-books from Class I-XII are available on e-Pathshala, National Repository of Open Educational Resources (NROER) and NCERT websites. The digital contents will be available in English, Hindi, Urdu and Sanskrit.
The stakeholders (students, teachers, educators and parents) can search, access, download and read/use these e-contents through multiple technology platforms i.e. mobile phones, and tablets and on web through laptops and desktops. This makes it easy for everyone to access the data from anywhere and anytime in just a few blinks of an eye.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply to the lower house of the Parliament, the Lok Sabha.