The Centre for Distance and Online Education (CDOE) , Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), will be a part of e-Vidya Bharati and e-Aarogya Bharati (e-VBAB) Network Project to be launched by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from July 2022 academic session.
Tariq Mansoor, AMU vice-chancellor and professor said, "Through this programme, we would be able to connect with learners from African countries who wish to pursue their higher education. We are glad to contribute towards this noble mission."
He said that the Centre for Distance and Online Education is an integral part of AMU, engaged in providing top-quality distance education to students from India and abroad.
Mohd Nafis Ahmad Ansari, director of CDOE, said that the objective of e-VBAB Network Project is to provide good quality, effective education and medical services through web portals to the students, doctors and paramedical staff in Africa for the next five years. This project aims to provide 15,000 scholarships to African students who wish to pursue online undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes within this time span.
The CDOE will be offering various distance education courses to African learners through www.ilearn.gov.in, an official portal by the Ministry of External Affairs, he added.
He also said that e-VBAB Network Project has set up a learning centre in each selected university in the participating African countries and students can make use of these learning centres to select the course of their choice offered by the AMU CDOE, which will be integrating its courses, such as BA, B.Com., MA and M.Com. in the i-learn portal.
"Enrolment for the July 2022 academic session has commenced and students have started registering in the official i-learn portal for admissions", he said.