INDIA: One website for all higher education information

All higher education institutions in India and authentic information about them will soon become available on an official single web portal, writes K Sandeep Kumar for Hindustan Times. The proposed site - which will carry information on institutions' courses, infrastructure and resources and links to their websites - will act as a single window for all students, Indian and foreign, interested in studying in institutions that are recognised by competent authorities and bodies.

The portal will also be linked to the higher education website of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which contains similar information about educational institutions in 30 countries.

The initiative, being handled in India by EdCIL (India) Limited under the guidance of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development, is being seen as an e-solution to increasing concerns about quality assurance, accreditation and recognition of qualifications.
Full report on the Hindustan Times site

There is a similar portal -

I don't understand need for another. I think it is "official", nothing more than that. Anyway India is taking a good initiative, but I request them to built the new portal to international standards.