BSNL and IGNOU today signed an MoU to develop a special relationship with the objective of supporting various activities related to education and training in India.
BSNL is a state owned company, engaged in providing telecom solutions through its network, all across in the country except at Delhi & Mumbai' and BSNL has its dedicated training infrastructure consisting of apex training centres at Ghaziabad, Jabalpur, and Hyderabad and some thirty five other training centres across the states of India.
These training centres associated with other technical facilities in field units have benefited more than one lakh persons through around one million man days of trainings imparted by BSNL in the last one year only.High end telecom learning and capacity building within the country and abroad is a targeted focus of BSNL.
To begin with, both parties are considering the following joint actions for the education sector in India in a mutually agreed time bound manner:
Offer BSNL telecom training courses for engineering colleges and offer the same as joint IGNOU-BSNL programs leading to certificates and diplomas.
Offer a range of Managed Education Services through deployment of Vedyadhara Open Learning Environment (V-OLE) suite of systems, streaming video and IP-TV services system. Vedyadhara is implemented for all IGNOU courses and employs (TEL) Technology Enhanced Learning practices, to integrate the growing volume of web-accessed rich content and resources, and managed social networking among the subject communities.
Jointly established on dedicated BSNL network, these services will be used for the educational needs of IGNOU, BSNL as well as offering the same for other universities, colleges.