National Mission on Education ICT
A Brief Introduction
The Information & Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool in education is available to us at this juncture and we wish to fully utilize it to enhance the current enrolment rate in Higher Education to 15 % by the end of the 11th Plan period. A budget allocation of Rs. 502 crores has been made in 2008-09 for the National Mission on Education through ICT. It is a momentous opportunity for all the teachers and experts in the country to pool their collective wisdom for the benefit of every Indian learner and, thereby, reducing the digital divide. Under this Mission, a proper balance between content generation, research in critical areas relating to imparting of education and connectivity for integrating our knowledge with the advancements in other countries is to be attempted. For this, what is needed is a critical mass of experts in every field working in a networked manner with dedication. Although disjointed efforts have been going on in this area by various institutions / organizations and isolated success stories are also available, a holistic approach is the need of the hour. This Mission seeks to support such initiatives and build upon the synergies between various efforts by adopting a holistic approach. It is obvious that emphasis on ICT is a crying need as it acts as a multiplier for capacity building efforts of educational institutions without compromising the quality. The Mission is also necessary to sustain a high growth rate of our economy through capacity building and knowledge empowerment of the people and for promoting new, upcoming multi-disciplinary fields of knowledge.
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