Dharmendra Pradhan says India’s new digital university will help make college more affordable.


India is reportedly creating a digital university that will drastically reduce the price of higher education and vocational training in the country, as claimed by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. According to the minister of education, skill development, and entrepreneurship, multiple entry and exit points are being developed in the educational system to allow young people mobility between the general and skill education streams.

Pradhan said, “We are putting up Digital University, which will substantially decrease the cost of higher education and skill education and enhance accessibility to a wide variety of education and skill programmes,” in a virtual address to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit on Monday.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an international organisation with eight members that works to strengthen regional security and strengthen bilateral ties. China, India, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are all part of it.

“We are now developing various entry and exit points in the educational system,” the minister said, “providing youngsters with the horizontal and vertical mobility between disciplines — general education and skill education.”

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