International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijahss
Information and Communication Technology in Higher Education in India: An Overview


Education is the major backbone of a country’s growth and the maturity of the nation is understood from the quality of educations it imparts to its population. The education sector in India has come across many stages of development as well as faced crisis and challenges over the period. Hence, the sector received high attention from the successive governments since independence to date. The higher education sector of India has undergone major interventions by the government with introduction major governing institutions, implementing and monitoring bodies from central to the local level, prioritising the use of Information Technology and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for dissemination of educational information and better governance of the sector. Across the past twenty years the use of ICT has fundamentally changed the practices and procedures of nearly all forms of endeavour within business and governance. This paper attempts to highlight the role of ICT in higher education in India and development vis-a-vis challenges it has been interfacing is discussed in the article.