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Kerala becomes First State in India to go Digital in Public Education

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Kerala has become the first State to have high-tech classrooms in all its public schoolsThe state of Kerala has become the First State in India to make the public education sector completely digital.

It has been implemented at a cost of INR 42.36 Crores, out of which KIIFB has contributed INR 34.75 crores. 

Implementing & Funding Agencies:

The project was implemented by Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE). Financial assistance was provided by Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB).

Key Points:

i.As part of the project around 3, 74, 274 digital devices were distributed to 16, 027 schools.  Hi-tech labs have been set up in 11, 275 schools at the primary and upper primary levels. 

ii.Around 12, 678 schools have access to high-speed broadband connection

iii.The State of Kerala has 45, 000 high-tech classrooms across 4, 752 schools in Kerala and 1, 83, 440 teachers have gone through expert Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training. 

iv.It will include components like laptops, webcams, Projector, DSLR Camera, Television and other digital equipment.

iv.All the classrooms have been converted into high-tech classrooms and have been implemented as part of the Public Education Rejuvenation Mission

The digitisation initiative was launched in January, 2018. 

Recent Related News:

i.On 26th August, 2020 Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the State’s First fully equipped Marine Ambulance ‘Pratheeksha’.

ii.On August 15, 2020, the first ever Kerala State Dragonfly Festival 2020 aka “Thumbimahotsavam 2020” was launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-India State unit in collaboration with Society for Odonate Studies (SOS) and Thumbipuranam through a virtual ceremony from Kerala.

About Kerala:

National Parks (NP) – Anamudi NP, Eravikulam NP, Mathikettan Shola NP, Pambadum Shola NP, Periyar NP, Silent Valley NP.

Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) – Idukki WLS, Periyar WLS, Wayanad WLS, Kurinjimala WLS.