The central HRD Ministry is currently implementing the NMEICT (National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology) with an aim of grasping the complete potential of the ICT in the field of education. It is formulated to benefit the students enrolled in the Higher Education Institutions in the 'any-time, any-where' mode.
As a part of the NMEICT, as many as over 700 courses ranging from varied fields such as engineering and science are made available for the students under NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning). The Consortium of Educational Communication (CEC) is the developer of e-content for the eight subjects from the undergraduate level.
More than 100 virtual labs are also being made available to the learners. These labs belong to nine different engineering and science fields and have over 700 experiments at their perusal. The program also includes 1500 online spoken tutorials.
All the necessary details regarding the NMEICT have been uploaded at www.nmeict.ac.in. The accessibility of these facilities has been ensured with the help of internet connectivity and adequate infrastructure.
A sound broadband infrastructure is needed for internet access. Any learner who is connected to the internet via this infrastructure would be able to access all the available education related e-content that is available at the World Wide Web.
This information was submitted in the Rajya Sabha by the Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani.