An e-PG Pathshala Project has been launched by the UGC. The project will standardize textbook materials for MA, MSc and MCom courses in different universities and the first national level meeting of the coordinators and authors of different subjects was convened in New Delhi.
Magadh University (MU) chemistry teacher Ranjit Kumar Verma has been appointedthe national coordinator for chemistry. He has stated to the press that the UGC would publish freely available standard e-textbooks of all subjects following the model curriculum that it has designed. All subjects will have 16 papers divided into 40 modules.
The project will be help in standardisation of the curriculum in Indian universities and help reverse declining academic standards. Poor students and those studying at remote places shall benefit from the project. The UGC has just released necessary funds for the mega project.
Verma has written the class XII chemistry textbook published by NCERT. He worte the first e-textbook titled 'Inorganic Chemistry e-Textbook' fromBihar published by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, Delhi) under the National Science Digital Library project of the government of India.
Source and Credit:Times of India