In the letter, Prakash Javadekar has highlighted that though the initiatives like SWAYAM and SWAYAM Prabha (DTH Channels) have hugely improved educational standards, their full potential is yet to be realized. To monitor and measure the improvement brought about by these initiatives, he has requested Universities to convene meetings with affiliated colleges and review the progress.
In order to monitor the progress of the digital action plan, the ministry has also asked AISHE to design a simple Monitoring Portal for the Digital Action Plan implementation which should be operational by November 10, 2017.
The Universities would have to log-in on this portal and enter their progress on each of the 17 points of the action plan. This would not only help in identifying Universities for felicitation but also such Universities which may need help and assistance from the Ministry.
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