About iLearn

The Government of India, under the Third India-Africa Summit commitments, announced 15,000 scholarships for students and professionals in Africa to pursue courses offered by premier Indian institutions in emerging areas. The initiative, announced as the e-VidyaBharti network project, will span over the next five years and offer certifications, diplomas, undergraduate, and postgraduate degree courses.
Key Stakeholders
In Africa: Partner countries, students and professionals, universities, hospitals, and missions.
In India: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), the National Institute for Smart Government (NISG), universities, hospitals, and missions.
Partner Countries

Partner Institutions
  • Reputed public and private universities offer short-term, undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the iLearn portal.
  • The high penetration of internet in Africa enables students and professionals on the continent enrol and pursue higher education from the comfort of their home or at learning centers set up at partner institutes.
  • Under the project, scholarships cover the tuition fees of eligible students to study at the Indian university for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
  • Similarly, for short-term courses, the examination fee to obtain a certificate of completion is waived for eligible students.
  • The online education offered is based on a four quadrant approach: e-Tutorial, e-Content, discussion forums, and assessments.
  • Learning centers will be set up in partner countries, to enable the facilitation of academic learning and to conduct examinations locally. Furthermore, this will be critical in forming communities and enhancing support systems.
  • Universities in Africa may also utilise the courses shown on the iLearn portal towards credits for their own degrees.