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Thursday, October 11 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
National Digital Library of India: Democratizing Education through Digital Engagements

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India has wide geographic expanse and large population, especially in the young group. To derive the demographic dividend, this young population needs to be made a knowledge enabled work force through greater dissemination of education. Though Indian Higher Education system itself happens to be one of the largest in the world, it is still almost impossible to educate this huge population without leveraging e-learning especially since the country has severe lack of quality teachers. Hence Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, through its National Mission Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT) initiated the National Digital Library of India (NDLI: https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in) in this perspective. The project is being executed by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and is targeted to democratize education. Naturally, one of the key challenges of the project is the engagement of students, teachers, academicians, and all stakeholders in this nation-wide initiative. The talk will provide an overview of the project and the various steps taken in respect of institutional partnerships and user connects.

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Partha Pratim Das

Professor, IIT Kharagpur