In order to share the educational content on the national level, India is coming up with the open licensing policy and open educational resources consortium (OER).
"MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) is coming up with a Open Licensing Policy and there is also a plan to come up with a OER consortium at a national level where all universities and all distance education institutions can come together with all the repository of the content that they have and a culture of sharing can develop," Uma Kanjilal of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), said.
Kanjilal said that a draft policy for this is under construction and university is one of the official partners. Kanjilal is also professor and chair, Faculty of Library and Information Science in IGNOU's School of Social Sciences.
"The content will be made available so you need to sign up to this consortium so you will become a partner in sharing the content among the partners. So it will reduce the duplication of efforts. For example, if IGNOU has created content, then the partner university need not do it again. They can use it and customize it," she said.
"There are around 300 courses available and in the next three years, we will have around 30 million students and 2,000 MOOCs (massive open online course) courses," she said. These courses will be available to international students as well.