State government mulls establishment of an online university

The department of Higher and Technical Education has appointed a committee to prepare a report on the feasibility of such a university
Maharashtra state government is mulling to establish an ‘Online university’. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Maharashtra state government is mulling to establish an ‘Online university’. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 11:11 PM IST
Copy Link

PUNE Maharashtra state government is mulling to establish an ‘Online university’. The department of Higher and Technical Education has appointed a committee to prepare a report on the feasibility of such a university, its administrative structure, required resources, courses to be taught, and functioning of such universities abroad and in other Indian states. According to the government resolution issued by the administration, the idea behind such an online university is to facilitate higher education for the students who live in remote areas or far away from their education institutions in this pandemic era.

The ten-member committee consists of several senior higher education experts. RK Shevgaonkar former vice-chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University has been appointed as the chairman of this committee. Shrivarmangai Ramanujam, IT head at Mumbai University will function as a coordinator for the committee. State government has asked the committee to submit a report in six months.

“Because of the Covid-19 pandemic colleges, universities in the state are teaching students through various online portals and applications. Students who live far away from their educational institutions cannot be present there regularly. Because of the online university students will not have to be physically present and they will not have to spend on accommodations, travelling.This option is viable for those students who want to take online education. It will also help to continue the uninterrupted education in this pandemic situation,” stated the government resolution issued by the Higher and Technical Education Department.

The ten-member committee constituted to study and define the feasibility of such a university had been tasked to prepare a detailed and a comprehensive report within six months. The committee has been asked to study the online universities in developed countries and to form the policy based on that for Maharashtra. Also, it will have to check the legalities related to its establishment. The recommendations related to the basic facilities, Human Resource, and other equipment are expected to be included in this report. The committee will also have to finalise the eligibility criteria of the teachers, staffers to be hired by this university. With such basic and essential points the committee has been asked to prepare a comprehensive report related to the formation of such a university.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Stop befooling farmers on moong procurement: SAD to CM Mann (HT)

    Stop befooling farmers on moong procurement: SAD to CM Mann

    The Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday asked Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann not to befool the farmers with announcements that their moong crop would be procured when the Centre has only agreed to buy 4,585 tonnes of the pulse, amounting to only 10-15% of the anticipated production. In a statement here, SAD kisan wing president Sikander Singh Maluka said Punjab was set to produce 4.75 lakh tonnes of moong.

  • Ferozepur divisional railway manager Seema Sharma (in white) conducting an inspection at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. (HT Photo)

    Ferozepur division manager inspects Ludhiana railway station

    Ferozepur Division manager Seema Sharma on Sunday conducted an inspection at the Ludhiana Railway Station. She also met a few railway union leaders and held a meeting with senior officials of the Ludhiana station. Senior divisional mechanical engineer and commercial manager Sudeep Singh also checked the operations at the station. Though senior officials termed it as a surprise visit, the Ludhiana railway staff, including the station director, were already aware of the checking.

  • Hold DSR paddy sowing for few days: PAU to farmers

    Hold DSR paddy sowing for few days: PAU to farmers

    Punjab Agricultural University experts have advised farmers, who are preparing to sow paddy using the DSR method, to put the sowing process on hold for few days to avoid crop damage due to the inclement weather predicted across the state during the period. The PAU issued the advisory following a warning from the meteorological department that strong winds followed by rain were expected across Punjab on May 23 and 24.

  • SGPC finally initiates process to renovate Tarn Taran’s historic deori (HT)

    SGPC finally initiates process to renovate Tarn Taran’s historic deori

    The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has finally initiated the process to renovate a razed portion of the historic deori at gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Tarn Taran, three years after it was partially demolished by hundreds of men permitted by the apex gurdwara body that led to outrage among devotees who prevented further damage to the structure.

  • The accused and the items seized from them in Ludhiana police custody on Sunday. (HT Photo)

    Ludhiana: Gang of snatchers busted with arrest of 4 men

    The Division Number 3 police have busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of four men. The accused have been identified as Shubham and Mohit of New Subash Nagar; Amandeep Singh of Guru Nanak Estate on Tibba Road and Gagandeep Singh of Harikrishan Vihar Colony, Rahon Road. Station house office of Division Number 3 police station, Sub-inspector Jasbir Kaur, said that the accused mainly used to target pedestrians at night and snatched their belongings.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, May 23, 2022