GoAP inks MoA with EdCILIL to start Smart classes: Tayeng

ITANAGAR | Mar 11 | The education department has entered into an agreement with New Delhi-based EdCIL India Limited to start smart classes in state schools from 2017-18 onwards.
The agreement was signed by EdCILIL, education and IT departments, according to education secretary Bidol Tayeng.
EdCIL, a CPSU under MoHRD, uses ‘k-yan’ projector with inbuilt study materials in animated forms for teaching and supplementing conventional class room teachings. The scheme will be taken up under CM’s Adhunik Shiksha Yojana with Rs 30 crore earmarked for 2017-18 fiscal.
The has, which the teachers can use many features of ‘K-yan’ projector to modernize teaching technology in class rooms. The portable instrument can be easily carried to different classes and no dark room, separate screen or speakers are needed for the projector, capable of projecting on white class room walls.
Its touch screen effect can be used for writing over the projector contents which can learnt by teachers having basic computer or smart mobile knowledge. EdCIL technicians will visit all district HQs to impart trainings to teachers once implemented.
The project is proposed to be implemented in state’s all 100 HS and 182 secondary schools during first phase in 2017-18 besides in selected 153 middle and 202 primary schools across the state. The two ‘K-yan’ projectors will be provided to each school. In fact, few DCs have taken personal initiative at their levels and are using the technology in some schools in their districts. The GoAP intends to implement the project in mission mode in phased manner.
The first phase is proposed to be implemented from June 2017 to cover the above schools 100% in first phase and remaining middle and primary schools, will be covered during 2018-19 and 2019-20 while interior schools will be provided with solar battery backup facility, Tayeng said in a release.

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