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Post at: Aug 24 2022


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  • In June, 2022 the PM e-VIDYA scheme was awarded the UNESCO's King Hamad Bin Isa Al - Khalifa Prize for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education for the year 2021.

About PM e-VIDYA

  • PM e-VIDYA is a unique and innovative venture by the Ministry of education, (government of India) to facilitate multi - mode access to digital/online teaching - learning contents of various types among students and teachers.
  • It was initiated as a part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan by the Ministry of education in 2020 to help students amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • It offers multifarious educational resources in multi-platform mode viz., digital / online, TV. radio, community radio, podcast, etc.
  • It was launched by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman under the One Nation One Digital Platform.

Major Initiatives of PM e VIDYA

  • Swayam Prabha TV channel from class 1 to 12 (one class, one channel).
  • DIKSHA for providing quality e-content for school education in States/UTs and QR coded textbooks for all grades.
  • Extensive use of Radio, community radio and CBSE Podcast - Shiksha Vani.
  • Digitally Accessible Information System (DAISY) and in sign language on NIOS website / YouTube.

Beneficiaries of PM e-VIDYA

  • All school students.
  • All college students
  • All university students.

Scope of Digital Education in India

  • Digital education in India is the need of the present and future generations especially in situtions like Covid-19 pandemic. Using advanced digital - technologies, education system can become more easy and effective. Online classes posibly overcomes the limitations and challenges of traditional education system.

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