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MAHE to provide e-learning for medicos

Manipal Academy of Higher Education claims to be the first university in India to offer e-learning for medical students.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2006 15:29 IST

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) on Wednesday claimed to have become the first university in the country to offer e-learning facility for medical students.

Launching its "digital campus" in Manipal, MAHE President Ramadas M Pai said e-learning would be offered to medical students as per the Medical Council of India (MCI) curriculum.

Through this, over 2,000 medical students will have access to e-learning, he said.

To facilitate this, the university has distributed 3,000 laptops to students and 1,500 laptops to faculty members, Pai said.

In the first phase, Wi-Fi has been implemented at selected locations that will soon be followed by wireless connectivity at 35 hostels and 24 academic buildings, he said.

MAHE, has also set up a world class data centre to provide 24x7 IT application service besides digitising its admission process, Pai said.

First Published: Sep 06, 2006 15:29 IST