Under the National Mission on Education through Information Communication Technology (ICT), government of India has approved a central scheme to use the ICT in providing personalised and interactive knowledge modules to students, a step aimed at increasing enrollment rate by five per cent in higher education, by the year 2012. This HRD Ministry scheme has been allocated INR 4,612 crores in the 11th Plan. Budgetary provision for this scheme in this financial year is INR 502 crores.
As per the plan this mission will generate content and provide connectivity to institutes and learners. It will extend computer infrastructure to and connectivity to over 18,000 colleges in the country, including each of the department of 419 universities, deemed universities and institutions of national importance. The Scheme will work in close cooperation with other Missions and schemes like National Translation Mission, Vocational Education Mission, National Knowledge Network and Scheme on ICT in schools to attain synergy and avoid duplication.