Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani today announced that higher education course material will soon be made available free to students through mobile app and other sources.
“NCERT books have been made available free to students through e-pathshala and mobile apps. From next month, similar efforts will be made in higher education,” Irani said on the 20th Foundation Day of Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University here.
She said that 1,200 additional educational modules would be prepared and efforts would be made to provide free access to all books through a mobile app.
The Minister suggested that the university should take steps to adopt 10 villages under ‘Unnat Bharat campaign’ by next year.
The university has as of now adopted five villages.
She urged the students to pursue education not just for a career, but also ponder over their contribution towards the country.
Lok Sabha MP Anju Bala, former BJP MP Lalji Tandon and Vice-Chancellor R C Sobti were present on the occasion.