Chandigarh, Nov 19: Haryana becomes the first State in the country for taking a lead in making available digital contents offline to the students in colleges and universities of the State.
The State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Consortium for Educational Communication (CEC) in this regard in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Saturday.
The MOU envisioned developing cooperation between the parties towards the development of infrastructure for creating access to multimedia educational content and subsequently integrating it in teaching and learning practices at higher education level.
While Director General Higher Education Vijay Singh Dahiya signed the MOU on behalf the State Government, Director, CEC, Prof Rajbir Singh, signed the MoU on behalf of the CEC.
Speaking on this occasion, Chief Minister Manohar Lal described as a milestone day for the higher education department and said that now the students of colleges and universities would be able to avail the study content in offline mode. This would not only help the students but also improve the efficiency of teachers.
He said those students would also be benefited with this system who do not have the internet connectivity and would be able to access the content whenever they want.
The CM said that as 3000 subject experts from throughout the country has prepared the e-content in 97 subjects, it would certainly help the students to enhance their knowledge.
He said that the entire credit for taking the digital system ahead goes to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has called for the digital transformation through programmes like the Digital India and Make in India.
He said that the system which started today would help to take the country further ahead on the path of development.