Maharashtra government is considering the option to set up an online university. Its higher and technical education department has formed a committee to research the practicability of the said resolution.
The committee is tasked to report on the proposed university’s administrative format, necessary resources, courses, and workings of such university for the other states and overseas students.
The committee consists of ten expert members. It is headed by Mr. RK Shevgaonkar, former VC of Savitribai Phule Pune University. Srivarmangai Ramanujam, IT head at Mumbai University, will enact as a committee coordinator. The government has asked the committee to present its final report within six months.
“COVID-19 has caused many educational institutions to teach via online platforms. In such pandemic situations, physically attending classes is not a viable option for students situated in distant areas. For those students, the online university will provide the option to continue the classes without any interruption,” stated the resolution issued by the department of higher and technical education of Maharashtra.