(THE GIST OF PIB) National Digital University

(THE GIST OF PIB) National Digital University


National Digital University

  • During the Education ministers session of ‘Voice of Global South’ summit held recently, Indian Union minister of Education talks about establishing a National Digital University, which will transform access to higher education drastically reducing all direct and opportunity costs.

About National Digital University (NDU):

  • The Central Government in its Budget 2022-23 announced the establishment of a digital university that provides access to students for world-class quality universal education with personalized learning experiences at their doorsteps.
  • The institution will function under a hub-and-spoke model, which is where one product is delivered to various stakeholders from a central location.
  • The digital content for various courses will be hosted on the Study Webs of Active-Learning for Young Aspiring Minds (SWAYAM) platform.
  • The IT and administrative services will be provided through the government's Samarth portal.

Facilities offered:

  • The university will offer exclusively online courses from its partner institutes, which could be both private and public universities, so far as they follow the NDU’s model.
  • The students can opt for certificate, diploma, or degree courses.
  • NDU will allow students to pursue multiple courses at a time from the various partner institutes of NDU.
  • Students will be able to register for programmes of individual universities through this Digital University.
  • NDU aims to give students the liberty to design their own courses.



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