`Meta univ may start from next academic session’

Sibal said under the programme, 31000 colleges and 6400 universities will be connected within the next six months.

New Delhi: The government on Friday indicated the
proposed `meta-university` concept, which will enable a
student to pursue cross-disciplinary programme simultaneously,
will become a reality from the next academic session.

"I am hopeful that by next academic year, we will be able
to start the Meta University," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said
at a function.

The proposed institution, for example, will make it
possible for an IIT Kanpur student to also enrol for a course
in Ancient History from Jawaharlal Nehru University or a
Mathematics student from Indian Institute of Science to pursue
a course in comparative literature from Jadavpur University.

The university will leverage on national knowledge
network programme which already connects major institutes
across the country through high-speed fibre-based broadband
connectivity.

Sibal said under the programme, 31000 colleges and 6400
universities will be connected within the next six months.

The meta university also promises a unique opportunity to
the country for innovation given the enormous unmet demand for
high quality education in an environment of limited resources
and availability of a dedicated national network, according to
a report of the National Innovation Council released by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh last year.

PTI

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