Information and Communication Technologies in Indian Education System

Information and Communication Technologies in Indian Education System

Rabindra Ku Jena (Institute of Management Technology, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India) and Rupashree Goswami (Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, India)
Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/jksr.2013010104
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Abstract

In this paper, the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its challenges and opportunities in Indian education sector has been highlighted. Towards the end, the paper also presents a comparative study of ICT awareness and penetration among south Asia countries. Various reports were collected from difference government and private domains and the facts are summarized in this paper. The paper has succinctly reviewed the status of ICT in Indian education system. The research is based on the compilation of information available till 2010.
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2. Ict In Education

ICTs are a potentially powerful tool for extending educational opportunities, both formal and non-formal education. It can reach peoples in every part of society namely, scattered and rural populations, groups traditionally excluded from education due to cultural or social reasons, and the elderly, as well as all others who for reasons of cost or because of time constraints are unable to enroll on campus. ICT has the following excellent features:

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