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10 November 2015

Karnataka’s ICT initiatives to improve access to education

Quodsi everti ancillae vim qui lorem persius petentium Karnataka’s ICT initiatives to improve access to education

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ENA)  Karnataka is planning to launch various ICT  initiatives that improve access to education for all students whether in colleges, polytechnics or universities.  The move is also expected to facilitate ease of administration, according to a report by the Hindu Business Line.

The ICT initiatives are called ‘Jnana Sangama’ which is the ‘Smart Karnataka Education Yardstick’ (Smart-KEY) designed for digitising most of the teaching materials in public and private domain throughout the State, the report said.

All processes from admission to completion of education will be done through the end-to-end digital solution programme.

According to Additional Chief Secretary heading the Higher Education Department, Bharat Lal Meena, data flow through broadband will ease accessibility on mobiles, laptops and computers.  It will be delivered to academic institutions through digital networking, setting up of Wi-Fi on all campuses and promotion of tele-education.

Further, education can be optimised by establishment of smart classrooms and 24/7 access to e-content and digital libraries, besides giving students the facility to obtain admission online in all higher educational institutions all over the State, he said.

The media report also said that students will have their attendance e-documented and will also be able to give instant feedback about each class conducted by teachers. Report of absence of wards from classes will be intimated to guardians digitally.

Besides they would also be able to have access to the classes conducted in any institution all over Karnataka. This will ensure equitable quality upgradation of teachers and students.

The media report said that the ICT initiatives have been tested on a pilot basis by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and most of initiatives have already been adopted in a holistic manner.

“ICT use for quality learning will get a major boost in 50 universities, 2,992 colleges, 305 polytechnics and 207 engineering colleges in both public and private domain,” Meena said.  (ENA Bureau)

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