Realizing the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in education, the Government of India has taken several initiatives of which National Mission on Education through ICT (NME-ICT) is one. Under this NMEICT project of MHRD, UGC in 2012 initiated the e-content development for Post-Graduate courses in 77 disciplines under “e-PGPathshala” project. The e-content developed under this project is expected to enhance the quality of education in Conventional universities and colleges; Open universities as well as for futuristic Virtual universities.
The Principal Investigators and Co-Principal Investigators of six subjects (Commerce, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Economics, Psychology and Business Economics) under the e-PGPathshala project, joined hands together as a team at SGTB Khalsa College and initiated the setting up of a Centre to facilitate the e-content development for the project e-PGPathshala.
This led to the birth of "Centre for e-Learning" (CfeL) at SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi. It was approved on 23rd August, 2013 by the Governing Body of the College. The "Centre for e-Learning" was formally inaugurated on 09 October 2013. It has advisory committee headed by leading e-learning visionary Prof. A.K.Bakhshi as Chairman and Dr. Jaswinder Singh as Director and Dr. Vimal Rarh as Deputy Director of the centre. The other members include Prof K V Bhanu Murthy, Prof N K Chadha, Prof A.K. Gupta, Prof Suresh Aggarwal and Dr G S Sodhi.
Centre for e-Learning (Cfel) is making national waves in the field of e-learning and is currently executing 12 national level projects from UGC and MHRD. The main objective of this centre is to enhance the quality of education in the country by integrating ICT with education. This is being done by developing high quality multi-media enriched e-content for various courses at this centre. These 12 projects are under ePGPathshala project and MOOCs project.
During a short span of around three years, starting from a scratch and with no additional infrastructural support for video studios, this Centre has developed state of the art infrastructural facilities which include among others an academic zone for academic work, workshop, meetings and trainings; a technical zone with 4 audio-video studios, multimedia creation facilities etc. and an office zone. It has presently more than 60 full-time Staff members including a technical team for multimedia enrichment of the static content with a capability to develop graphics and animations etc. In these projects, around 1000 academicians from across the country are actively involved. The e-content developed at the CfeL has won accolades for its quality at both national and international forums.