500 institutes link up to Delhi University for National Knowledge Network take-off
Connecting Delhi University to 500 institutions across the country, the National Knowledge Network lecture series was launched in Delhi University on Wednesday.
The National Knowledge Network is said to be the largest e-network in the country in the education sector.
The first NKN lecture saw Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister, and Michael Sandel, Professor at Harvard University, talking on “democratising information, justice, equality and the rule of law” followed by an interaction with students at various centres.
The lecture series has been launched by the National Innovation Council where students across the country will be able to listen to eminent experts through the NKN.
Applauding the efforts of NKN, Sandel added, “It offers a possibility for a new kind of public discourse.”
The audience in a hall in North Campus in Delhi was linked to around 11 institutions across the country in a two-way interactive mode. The NKN also enabled another 500 institutions to witness the event through a one-way link, an official statement by DU Registrar Alka Sharma said.
The institutions which participated in the event include IIT-Mumbai, IIT-Guwahati, IIM-Calcutta, IISc-Bangalore, Shivaji University at Kolhapur, University of Pune and Gujarat Vidyapeeth.
According to Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh, the National Knowledge Network provides a huge potential for sharing knowledge and learning resources and it can help knit the education system in the
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