This project on 'Creating Digital Learning Environment for Design' also called 'e-kalpa' is sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India as part of the National Mission in Education through Information and Communication Technology.
This project presents three initiatives – providing digital online content for design, a social networking environment for design and higher learning and creating a digital resource database on design.
The proposal would focus on knowledge accumulation, storing and dissemination and education in four sectors - University, Industry, Government and the Informal sector.
The overall objective is the creation and development of new learning environments related to design that will provide greater access and enhancement to acquisition of critical knowledge, skills, and abilities for economic and social development in our country.
These initiatives will be based on the use of information and communications technology.
This initiative 'e-kalpa' will be collaboratively developed by the three institutions - IDC at IIT Bombay, NID at Bangalore and DOD at IIT Guwahati along with the support of other design related institutions’ and organizations.