Reliance to ally with foreign universities

By : |September 9, 2005 0

MUMBAI: Reliance Infocomm is in talks with foreign universities for its e-learning initiative.

The company has already tied-up with XLRI and XIMB in India, for which the admission is currently on. Reliance would also launch similar telemedicine application for healthcare sector.

A spokesperson for the company said that it is a unique initiative wherein learners can converse with professors. This is not a one-way process. In case of anyone missing the lecture, the recording of the lecture would be provided to that person.

Reliance e-learning initiative uses virtual classroom format. The duration of the course would be 14 month and would entail 400 hours of teaching.

The professor would use Reliance’ WebWorld’s video conferencing facility to reach out to the student community across locations on a real time basis. Students would be able to see and hear the professor live and also interact with the professor and fellow students at other locations.

This programme would be available in 100 cities via 240 Reliance WebWorld outlets.
Reliance is launching the similar initiative in healthcare also.

The telemedicine application for hospitals would enable doctors to consult with other doctors in other locations.

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