Jawaharlal Nehru University to offer Digital courses to candidates

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has launched a new e-learning platform SCEL (Special Centre for E-Learning) in which various range of courses will be provided online to students. It is a huge step towards online education.

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will be providing online courses to those candidates who did not get admissions in JNU due to its highly competitive entrance examination and also to those candidates who cannot afford to join the university.

According to sources from the board, JNU faculty is working hard to take part in the UGC’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which is offered by SWAYAM platform. The newly formed SCEL platform has received good response from the varsity's Executive Council (EC) meeting which took place on November 23rd.

Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University, M Jagadish Kumar said that the universities should not only remain as ivory towers but should reach out to the nation. The main goal of launching this new platform is to make high-quality education more inclusive through space and independent learning.

About Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU):

  • Jawaharlal Nehru University is a public central university located in New Delhi, India.
  • It was established in 1969 by the act of parliament.
  • On 1st September 1965, the bill for the establishment of JNU was placed in the Rajya Sabha by the ministry of education.
  • The main goal of the university was to keep noble ideas in mind and provide access to students from the weaker sections of the society.

Institutions accreditated to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU):

Defence Institutions

  • Army Cadet College, Dehradun
  • College of Military Engineering, Pune
  • Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad
  • Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow
  • National Defence Academy, Pune
  • Naval College of Engineering, Lonavala

IAS Administration and Civil Services

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie

Research and Development Institutions

  • Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow
  • Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad
  • Inter-University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi
  • Institute of Microbial Technology (IMT), Chandigarh
  • Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP), Lucknow
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