In the current situation, online education has become the only way to continue the education process across the country. University Grant Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof D P Singh have recently said that top 100 universities of the country will be permitted to automatically start online courses under the ‘PM e-VIDYA’ programme as part of self-reliant India campaign.
The government is expanding e-learning in higher education – by liberalising open, distance and online education regulatory framework. Top 100 universities of our country will start online courses. Also, the online component in conventional Universities and ODL programmes will also be raised from the present 20 per cent to 40 per cent. This will provide enhanced learning opportunities to nearly 7 crore students across different colleges and Universities.
This new initiatives by the government will enable multi-mode access to education and under this programme nearly 25 crore school going children will get the benefit. As we know The NIRF Rankings for the year 2020 were announced on June 11, 2020, and IIT Madras, IISc Bangalore, and IIT Delhi secured the top three positions in the top institutes of India category. The rankings were released for 9 categories by the MHRD.
The National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF is an annual ranking and was launched in 2015 and the first rankings were released in 2016. NIRF 2020 has ranked institutions across 10 categories: Overall, university, engineering, management, pharmacy, college, medical, law, architecture and dental.