Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a notice regarding delivery of various services related to Higher Education Institutions (HEIS) through 3.75 lakh Common Service Centre (CSCs) of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in rural parts of the country.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Ministry has enabled the establishment of CSCs in all Gram Panchayats of the country for digital delivery of government services to the citizens within their vicinity under the Digital India programme.

The objective is to setup at least one CSC in every Gram Panchayat and promote rural enterprises enabled through an integrated ICT platform.

“At present these CSCs through their widespread network in the country are also delivering their services in some universities across the country and providing services like admission form filling, certificate requests, fees payment, admit card downloads and other services like preparation of various courses, online admission management system,” the UGC letter read.

In its letter to the vice-chancellors of universities and principals of all colleges, the UGC has said, “For integration of the various services being provided by Universities and Colleges with the Digital Sewa Portal of CSC, the higher educational institutes are requested to contact CSC SPOC in their respective state for availing their ICT services.”