Kadapa: Yogi Vemana University will be the first university in India to promote E-learning through the Open Course Ware Consortium.
Professor C. Narayana and Dr. P. Srinivas, CEO of Tidal Data dot Com, California, representing TEPED (Thomas Edison Program for Environment and E-Learning Development) signed the MoU here .
With this, Yogi Vemana University would be the first in India to be a part of the Open Course Ware Consortium, said Prof. Arjula Ramachandra Reddy, Vice-Chancellor of YVU.
Under this programme, the university would provide classroom lectures from international universities to students in rural area universities, he said. The funding for construction of E-Learning classrooms, digitalisation of libraries and procuring equipment to the university would be provided by TEPED. Two other MoUs would be shortly signed with Cornel University and Iowa University to support the provision of full-fledged resources where students would receive world class education.
Dr. Srinivas of TEPED said that normalisation of education from rural level to international level would be a dream come true through E-learning and every student in India would be able to do research at the university level.
He said education was the prime factor to fill this knowledge gap. Through E-learning Indian students would find the passage to international recognition, he said. TEPED would also fund and encourage the study of global environmental development.
Vali Basha, Principal, Professors -- M.R.K.Reddy, Sathya Narayana Reddy, Vasanthi were present.