Friday, March 18, 2011

NMEICT Project by BSNL and Govt of India

National Mission on Education through Information and Technology (NME-ICT) is one of prestigious project by Ministry of Human Resource Development(HRD) in collaboration with varioust IITs including IIT Bombay and PSU Major BSNL, India.Objective of the NMEICT Project: NMEICT Project is launched with an ambitious vision of catering to the learning needs of more than 50 crore Indians (working population) and of providing a one stop solution to all the requirements of the learning community In order to bolster our knowledge resources, to obtain and maintain the competitive edge in the world, we require a system of identification and nurturing of talent and lifelong learning. Knowledge modules based on the personalized needs of the learner would need to be delivered to him /her at the right time with the right content interactively to take care of his / her aspirations. In due course of time there would be a need to develop and maintain the knowledge and capability profile of every individual learner / worker. Such a system would have to be developed in a cost effective manner over a period of time, integrating, inter-alia the following objectives:
1. Effective utilization of intellectual resources, minimizing wastage of time in
scouting for opportunities or desired items of knowledge appropriate to the
2. Any-time availability of desired knowledge at appropriate levels of comprehension
to all for self paced learning
3. Platform for sharing of ideas and techniques and pooling of knowledge resources.
4. Nurturing of scholars and learners.
5. Capability to handle the user base which would ultimately be expected to cross 50
crore in the long term.
6. Use e-learning as an effort multiplier for providing access, quality and equality in the sphere of providing education to every learner in the country.
7. Provide for Connectivity & access devices, content generation, personalization &
mentoring, testing & certification and encouragement of talent.
8. Providing e-books & e-journals, utilizing the repository of contents generated so
far and the automation of evaluation processes. Creating a high impact brand for
e-Journals in leading disciplines with a provision for good incentive-based
payment to the researchers publishing their high quality papers in these e-
9. Spreading Digital Literacy for teacher empowerment and encouraging teachers to
be available on the net to guide the learners.
10. Voice support for educational material delivery and interactivity for the content
on the portal.
11. Conversion of existing educational tapes into indexed formats compliant with the
internationally accepted standards such as SCORM (Sharable Content Object
Reference Model).
12. Launching a national movement for content and question generation.
13. Providing Digital/Information Literacy for teacher empowerment.
14. ERP (Enterprise Resource Package) and e-Governance for education.
15. Customisation of Open Source Tools etc.
16. Content delivery through EduSAT and narrowcasting of TV signals. Providing
1000 DTH (Direct to Home)channels on 40 transponders [to be availed through
the Department. of Space] so that a separate DTH channel is available for every
subject for every class in various languages to the extent possible.
17. Setting up virtual labs and lab centers and finishing schools for quality
18. Making broadband affordable for every learner.
19. Reducing ill-effects of internet / web based learning.
20. Coordination and synergisation of knowledge related activities of different
Ministries and organizations.
For more details about NMEICT Project visit:
NMEICT Project Document