SVU all set to host mega education event

Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: The 1,000-acre sprawling campus of Sri Venkateswara University is spruced up to host the mega event — launch of the ‘National Mission on Education Through Information and Communication Technology’ for the first time in India.

The Rs. 4,612 crore massive ‘mission’ funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) would have as its stakeholders all the State governments, institutions of higher learning and their faculty members besides the students and knowledge experts in the country with a view to empowering our teachers and learners through ‘anytime and anywhere’ availability of knowledge modules and facilities for mutual interaction, said N.K. Sinha, Joint Secretary, MHRD.

He was addressing a press conference here on Sunday in the company of N. Prabhakara Rao, Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University which would be hosting the high profile event.

The Mission will be formally launched by Union Minister for HRD Arjun Singh.

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