IGNOU collaborates on Unique Identification Numbers project

October 28th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, OCt 27 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) Wednesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIADI) for implementation of the Unique Identification Numbers (UID) project.

According to the MoU, IGNOU will collaborate with the UIADI in conduction proof of concept (POC) studies, the university will also be a pilot to test the working of the technology and process of enrolment into the UID database and subsequently full roll-out of the UID project.

“The UID numbers will be linked to IGNOU’s students data-base. So, it will provide the facility of ‘Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow learning. IGNOU is also planning to use this platform not just to cover rural populace, but also to distribute the benefits of education to its learners,” a university release said.

The release also said that IGNOU will do all that is necessary and required in order to effectively complete the POCs and pilots, and follow the criteria and process for appointment of enrolling agencies prescribed by the UIADI.

The MOU was signed between UIADI chairman Nandan Nilekani and IGNOU vice-chancellor V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai.

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