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Assam Down Town University receives E-Learning Excellence award

Assam down town University, one of the region’s leading University is proud to be certified QS IGAUGE Presents E-LEAD Certificate. At a time when COVID-19 has thoroughly shaken up the education sector and forced institutions to devise ways and means of grappling with the pandemic, the Assam down town University (AdtU) has become one of the few Indian Universities to receive E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisaton (E-LEAD) Certification from the coveted QS IGAUGE for E-learning excellence.

Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) is a British Company specializing in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world. The QS World University Rankings is regarded as one of the most influential university rankings in the world. QS IGAUGE is the Indian arm of global rankings and ratings agency QS, which established the E-LEAD: E-Learning Excellence for Academic Digitisation. QS IGAUGE deployed its outstanding global resources to create a global best practises document and methodology, with an aim to do a readiness check of institutions in India in adopting technology and technology-enabled services for online teaching.

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After a detailed audit, QS IGAUGE has certified AdtU as a Globally recognized and benchmarked higher education institution to offer virtual education programmes. This important certification places AdtU as a leading university, which has the transformational technological ability and platforms to conduct academic programmes online. Online classes and E-learning need to be benchmarked with the best in global practices and this certification ensures that AdtU is meeting exceptional teaching parameters and offers the best and engaging solution to its students. This becomes very important in disruptive times like today. Universities have to have the best technological driven systems to deliver teaching, learning and even assessment virtually so that the education of the students is Uninterrupted and seamless. The University has been working on an excellent IT infrastructure for many years now. With a cutting edge learning management system (LMS) that helps in delivery of learning materials to lectures to even assessment virtually. The whole LMS also is linked to multiple open learning courses which the students can access over and above their classroom syllabus. The whole learning system is powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) of which ADTU is one of the few campus partners in India.

The Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Hon’ble Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was the Chief Guest at a virtual event being held on 27th June to unveil and present E-LEAD certificates to the institutions that have successfully completed an audit. Professor (Dr.) Amar Jyoti Chodhury Vice Chancellor, AdtU addressed the Virtual Event and described the Digital Initiatives adopted b the Assam down town University. “The methodology, data collection & validation, audit process, quality check and delivery mechanism have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from the higher education domain,” said Dr. Ashwin Fernandes, Regional Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa, QS Quacquarelli Symonds & CEO, QS-ERA India Pvt. Ltd

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