Source: Hindustan Times
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said that ‘PM eVIDYA’ program for multi-mode access to digital education will be launched immediately and that 100 universities will be permitted to start online courses by May 30.
‘PM eVIDYA’ program will consist of ‘Diksha’ involving e-content and QR coded energized textbooks for all grades and will be called as ‘one nation, one digital platform’.
Besides this, one earmarked TV channel per class from 1 to 12, also named as ‘one class, one channel’, will also be rolled out.
It will also envisage extensive use of radio, community radio and podcasts and special e-content for visually and hearing impaired.
Besides this, Manodarpan, an initiative for psychosocial support of students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional wellbeing, will also be launched immediately.
New National Curriculum and Pedagogical framework for school, early childhood and teachers will also be set in motion.