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Goa CM Pramod Sawant launches ‘DISHTAVO’ – Online E-Learning Platform

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Goa launches online e-learning platform 'Dishtavo'On 5th October, 2020 Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant inaugurated DISHTAVO (Digital Integrated System for Holistic Teaching and Virtual Orientations) Youtube Channel, a unique initiative of the Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Government of Goa. 

DISHTAVO Program aims to create online E-content in form of video lectures of syllabus for colleges affiliated to Goa University

Goa has become the first and only State to take the entire syllabus of higher education on e-platform. 

Key Points:

i.DISHTAVO is a complete in-house project by the Government of Goa. A team of 55 technical teachers were involved in the creation of DISHTAVO.

ii.Around 3, 500 videos have been recorded and 1, 000 videos have been uploaded on the DISHTAVO Youtube Channel. 

iii.The learning platform will be upgraded regularly, and will be available for   access round-the-clock for the students. The students can watch videos in offline mode too. 

E-mitra:

i.DHE is planning to launch E-mitra initiative for students facing internet issues.

ii.Under the initiative, e-mitra will be a student who will cooperate with a fellow student by downloading e-content for a friend who does not have access to the Internet. 

iii.This initiative will be essential for providing education for students studying in remote villages.

UGC Mandate:

i.In June, 2020 University Grants Commission (UGC) allowed Indian Colleges and Universities to offer 40% of the coursework digitally.

ii.It was done to reduce academic loss due to the Pandemic.

Recent Related News:

i.On August 13, 2020 Geographical Indications Registry granted Geographical Indications(GI) tags to Goa’s Harmal Chillies and Moira bananas

About Goa:

National Park (NP) – Mollem NP (Bhagwan Mahavir) 

Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) – Bondla WLS, Chorao Island (Dr. Salim Ali) WLS, Cotigaon WLS, Madei WLS, Mollem WLS, Netravali WLS.