During the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit held in New Delhi in October 2015, the Government of India announced a technological upgradation and extension of Pan African e-Network Project (PAeNP) to African countries; wherein the technologically upgraded version of PAeNP was envisaged to offer both tele-education and tele-medicine services from India to Africa; following which, it was decided to rename PAeNP as e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati (e-VBAB) Network Project.

Recently, Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL) signed an agreement with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for the implementation of e-VBAB (e-VidyaBharati and e-AarogyaBharati) Network Project (pan Africa e-Network project).

The e-VBAB Project is fully funded by MEA, Govt. of India.

Indian Education (VidyaBharati) and Indian Medical services for human well-being (AarogyaBharati) under the flagship e-VBAB Network Project of MEA, is a step towards capacity building in the field of education and medical science for all the 54 African Nations.

The project aims to provide an opportunity for local employment and opens the door for access to education and medical expertise from India to African students, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff.

It will also give an opportunity for Global acceptance of Indian University Education system and Indian medical health services.


Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune is one of the first university to sign MOU with telecommunications consultants India Limited on 27th Feb officially paving the way for long term and short term courses to be offered on https://ilearn.gov.in/.

Selection of universities are on the basis of approval granted by UGC for offering online programme https://www.ugc.gov.in/pdfnews/9964222_HEI-recognition-2019-as-09-10-2019.pdf.

The selected universities/institutions will upload there approved programme on ilearn. Students can pursue Certificate and Degree programme of their area of interest by register on ilearn ,Ministry of external affairs, Government of India.

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