main objective of this program is to enhance quality of engineering
education in the country by developing curriculum based video
and web courses (at least 100 + 100 ) and web courses (at least
115). This shall be done by IITs (Seven), IISc Bangalore and other
and IISc-Bangalore shall function as resource Institutions under
the program. Each of them shall have a TEL Committee with faculty
from different Departments/ Centres. This Committee shall promote
the use of technology - both internally and externally to enhance
effectiveness. Each Institute would identify a person as TEL Coordinator.
He/She shall be the Convener of the TEL Committee and member of
the program Implementation Committee (PIC) at the National Level.
Other premier institutions could be associated with the program
for various activities under it.
The program shall be run as per the advice of the National program
Committee (NPC) to be constituted by the Ministry. This Committee
shall have the overall responsibility for all activities under
this program. The Committee shall ensure inter-institutional coordination
at the national level. NPC shall also function as a grants-in
aid committee and shall recommend release of funds under the program.
In addition, there shall be a program Implementation Committee
(PIC) comprising of TEL coordinators from resource institute.
shall be a National Coordinator each for video courses and e-courses.
The NPC may constitute subject-level expert group(s) for each
of the subjects covered under the program to ensure harmonization
of curriculum so that the largest number of people can benefit
from this initiative. A definite mechanism for assurance of quality
and certification of courseware produced under the program shall
also be put in place.
the program shall be for a period of three years from 2002-03
to 2004-05 with an outlay of Rs. 15 crore. This may be extended
on review thereafter. Grants-in-aid for the project will be released
under the scheme - Support to Distance Education and Web-based
Learning under the Head 2203.00.112.28.
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