Amity University ties up with CSC to offer higher education to rural students

Amity University has partnered up with CSC to offer higher education to lakhs of students in rural India.

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Team Careers360 | Jul 20, 2021 - 5:14 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Amity University Online has partnered with Common Services Centers, Special Purpose Vehicle (CSC SPV) set up by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, to offer various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes both in Hindi and English to lakhs of rural students in India under the digital India initiative.

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The UG and PG programmes of Amity University online such as BA, BCom, BCA, BBA and MCA will be made available to students through over 6000 CSC Academy Centers in the first phase. Few courses such as BA and BCom will also be made available in Hindi for students in rural India.

Once the student enrolls for a programme at the CSC Academy Center, they will be able to attend online classes of Amity University. The university will also create special courses for students which will be offered through CSC Academy.

Speaking about the collaboration, the chairman of Amity University Online, Ajit Chauhan said, “Amity University Online has always envisioned providing world class quality education to all its learners. Our endeavour is to bring grassroot level change and enable professionals in remote areas of India. We hope rural and remote India is able to benefit through this initiative."

Elaborating on the partnership, managing director of CSC SPV, Dinesh Tyagi said, “It has been our endeavour to provide quality education to students and youth in rural areas, particularly to women who miss out on higher education due to societal inequality and patriarchy”.

“Our association with Amity Online is a significant step in this direction which meets the prime minister’s vision of digital India fulfilling the educational needs of rural India. partnership with Amity will also help us reach out to rural youth with future skills like AI, machine learning and blockchain,” Tyagi further added.

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