Education Post COVID: PM eVIDYA Programme, 12 New Channels To Be Launched Soon

New Delhi: The Centre will soon launch PM eVIDYA programme to improve the accessibility to education through technology amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the flagship initiative, the focus will be to prepare e-content and QR coded textbooks for all grades, special e-content for visually and hearing impaired, one dedicated channel for classes I-XII, and increased dependence on radio, community radio and podcasts, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.

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Moreover, 100 universities will be permitted to automatically start online courses by May 30.

Among other initiatives, the new national curriculum will be integrated with 21st-century global skill requirements.

For psychosocial support to teachers, students, and families, the government is planning to come up with Manodarpan to ensure their emotional and mental well-being, the Minister said.

Since the schools have been focusing on online education amid the nationwide lockdown, 200 new textbooks have been added to e-Paathshaala. Besides, government’s DIKSHA platform for school education has received 61 crore hits from March 24 till date, she added.

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