According to sources in the UGC (University Grants Commission) regional office, a letter had been sent to the Vice-Chancellors of all the universities across the nation to participate in the all India survey to find out the extent of usage of digital technologies in the higher educational institutions (HEIs) in the country. This is the first survey of this kind that has been initiated the UGC.
A senior official said that a letter from the UGC Secretary Prof Rajnish Jain had been sent to the universities on Friday. The letter said that the Indian education should quickly shift to digital learning against the backdrop of technology-based tools gaining prominence to impart education to students and helping them to learn, communicate, collaborate and study on and off campus.
Prof Jain said, “This will take the teaching and learning process at universities and colleges to the next level.” It was against this backdrop, the UGC wanted to collect details and effective use of digital technologies in universities and colleges.
For this, the UGC desired to take up an online survey and all the universities were asked to submit relevant details. The letter further asked the university VCs to give instructions to their affiliated colleges to submit the necessary information online by participating in the online survey.