UMANG mobile app for finding genuine technical education courses
The sheer number of technical education institutes in India often fool students into enrolling for fake institutes. Several such students lose large amounts of money, time, and suffer other losses. To steer students clear of the peril, the Central government has released a mobile app, UMANG, where aspiring candidates can check whether an institute is genuine or not. But that's not all UMANG offers.
The Unified Mobile Application for New-Age Governance (UMANG) app was launched last year with the intention of bringing government services to citizens' fingertips. The app allows users to access over 150 services from over 43 different government departments at the national, state, and regional levels. It also allows integration with Aadhaar, PayGov, and Digilocker, and offers customer support from 8am to 8pm daily.
For the full list of services provided by the UMANG app, please check https://web.umang.gov.in/web/#/services.
AICTE services in the UMANG app includes a list of all AICTE approved institutes/colleges, their course details and faculty members. Additionally, the app offers access to the e-Pathshala platform from where textbooks and other educational content in audio and video formats can be downloaded for classes 1-12. The idea is to make education more accessible through the internet.
Now you can find out which all institutions and courses on technical education are genuinely approved by Govt of India through Umang App. So check before enrolling for a college or course. #DigitalIndia pic.twitter.com/m6WnyxRu85— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) April 28, 2018
Key services in the UMANG app include Annapurna Krishi Prasaar Seva (AKPS) - a mobile-based agro advisory service for farmers, currently implemented in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Additionally, it offers bill payment options for gas, water, electricity, telecom etc., Bharat Gas services, access to mKisan, crop insurance services etc. It also allows users to apply for freelance jobs by the government through DigiSevak.