Government of Rajasthan signs MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Power Grid Corporation of India and Educational Consultant India Limited to set smart classrooms in around 100 government schools keeping in view the large-scale education disruptions in the state due to COVID-19.
“Smart classrooms will be set up in around 100 schools at the cost of Rs 1.85 crore. Also, e-content of the syllabus for Class 1 to 12 will be made available,” commented Govind Singh Dostara, Education Minister.
Additionally, to render learning easy and uniformly accessible, four teachers from each school will be trained for hands-on experience about teaching in the technology revamped classrooms. The state will put maximum emphasis on the schools located in remote regions with high scarcity of computers, learning resources, lab assistants and teachers.
As Rajasthan signs MoU, Education Minister Dostara has subsequently shared details about the smart classrooms on his social media account.
Additionally, the state will also create e-content for classes I to XII.
Previously, in Kerala, the initiative to equip schools with smart classrooms and hi-tech amenities in community halls and libraries had benefited nearly 40 lakh students.
“We have already begun the facilities in certain areas where we have managed to hold classes at community halls and libraries. There are 1.2 lakh laptops, 4,400 TV sets, 69,400 projectors and 23,098 screens set up as part of the high-tech schools and high-tech lab project being implemented by the KITE and funded by the KIIFB in the state”, commented Jeevan Babu, Director of General Education, Kerala.
As per Smart Classroom Market in India 2020, classroom market in India is all set to witness a boom with the growth of CAGR of 23.44% during the period 2016-2020.