Published: May 14, 2020 4:55:00 pm
As numerous as 12 Indian universities have obtained E-LEAD certificates from QS IGAUGE – the Indian wing associated with QS Ranking for E-Learning Quality for Academic Digitisation (E-LEAD). These types of certificates were conferred virtually plus universities and colleges were evaluated on the quality of online education. Right after an audit, universities were granted marks out of 150 and those that secured 120 marks were given the particular certification.
The secretary-general from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), professor Pankaj Mittal commented it is important to provide quality online education. “There is going to be a new normal post-coronavirus. Whilst online education is ongoing, taking evaluation and evaluation online is a serious problem. We feel that restricting the examination only to three hours is not sufficient and we need to think of continuous assessment, assignment processes,” she mentioned.
“The major question now is the quality of education. While some institutes are really doing well, several institutes are facing a lack of skills, training and resources. We at AIU are also trying to frame guidelines to assess the quality of online education, certifying institutes will help students identify quality digital education,” the lady added.
The 12 institutes to get the certificate are –
— OP Jindal University (JGU), Sonipat
— DIT University, Dehradun
— Noida Institute of Engineering and Technologies (NIET)
— NITTE, Mangalore
— University associated with Engineering and Management (UEM), Jaipur
— Siksha O Anusandhan (SOA) Considered to be University or college
— Ashoka University, Sonipat
— Reva University, Bengaluru
— GD Goenka University, Gurgaon
— Alliance University, Bengaluru
— Chitkara University, Chandigarh
— Sharda University, Noida
This is the first set of E-LEAD certificates and more amounts of universities are expected to follow.
The QS IGAUGE has released the E-LEAD programme to recommend higher education institutes for their digital change. Since mid-March, all Indian institutions and colleges have been shut because of the coronavirus induced lockdown and have already been delivering classes to students electronically.
The Ministry of HRD has also launched various platforms, including SWAYAM Prabha, on the web MOOC platform SWAYAM, Diksha and others. It is also telecasting radio and tv shows to deliver educational content to areas along with less or no connectivity.
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