At Monsoon Session Day 1, New Education Minister Pradhan Announces Focus on E Learning: July 19, 2021

At Monsoon Session Day 1, New Education Minister Pradhan Announces Focus on E Learning (19 July, 2021)  Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attended the first day of the Monsoon Session and answered many questions related to education that was being asked to him in the Parliament. Later, the minister took to Twitter to share the answers. During the session, he was asked about the steps taken to promote online learning and development. Replying to this, he shared details of the initiatives taken by the Ministry of Education. He talked about various digital initiatives including Samarth. Read more at:

The Honourable Minister also tweeted, "Steps taken by @EduMinOfIndia to promote online learning and development in higher education. #Parliament Question #MonsoonSession."

'With Center's Samarth portal, Delhi University's exam fee collection doubles' published in The Financial Express (on Dec 12, 2021) highlights how Samarth has been able to provide an effective mechanism to ensure checks and balances with regard to the transfer of exam fees to the University. The media story quotes DS Rawat, Dean, Examinations stating how the Samarth portal has facilitated students to fill their examination forms and pay accordingly. “Samarth has made exam fees collection a centralised process. Earlier, colleges would collect this money but many wouldn’t pay to the university in full. It was difficult to keep a track of the number of students and the corresponding fee from various colleges under the university,” said DS Rawat. Read more at: