New Delhi: The HRD Ministry plans to set up a Meta University at Delhi in which, Jamia Milia Institute, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi would participate. The main purpose of Meta Universities is to share learning resources by different universities by using latest technologies available in order to enable students to benefit from learning resources available in different institutions. Since the Government does not interfere in the academic matters of higher educational institutions, it is left to these institutions to collaborate and to identify the courses and areas to be offered through the Meta University. It is reported by Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University that in a meeting held between these institutions, the areas of climate change, public health and education have been identified.
Meta Universities represent 2nd Generation Universities, free from physical boundary conditions and able to operate in virtual space, taking advantage of the innovation and flexibility possible in such domain. Hence the existing capabilities and resources of these institutions will be utilized and no separate funding for these intuitions is proposed for the purpose.
It is expected that these institutions will commence course offering from next academic session.
This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari , Minister of State for Human Resource Development in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Courtesy : INDIAedunews