Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has appealed to the students to continue writing their studies using the e-learning platform available to students during the precautionary closure period of educational institutions to avoid Covid-19.
- The Minister has urged educational institutions to promote digital learning and make students aware of the various digital / e-learning platforms, which are provided by MHRD for online education.
- The login and various types of educational facilities on the portals and applications below are free.
Some of the digital initiatives/platforms of the Ministry of Human Resource Development available for school education are as follows:
- 80000 e-books prepared by CBSE, NCRT, and States / Union Territories are available for class 12th in various languages under the Diksha program. The content of textbooks can also be viewed through QR codes. This app can be downloaded through the iOS and Google Play Store.
- The NCRT has uploaded 1886 audio, 2000 videos, 696 e-books (e-pubs) and 504 flipbooks in various languages from class 1 to 12th on this web portal. Its app can also be downloaded.
(iii) National storage of free educational resources (NROER – National Repository of Open Educational Resources)
- A total of 14527 files are available on the NROER portal, including 401 collections in various languages, 2779 documents, 1345 interactive, 1664 audio, 2586 images, and 6153 videos. All these materials are available on its website.
The platforms of the Ministry of Human Resource Development for School and Higher Education are as follows:
- The self is a national online education platform providing content for 1900 courses covering both school (classes 11th to 12th) and higher education (undergraduate, postgraduate programs) in all subjects including engineering, humanities, and social sciences, law, and management courses.
- A unique feature of itself is that it is integrated with traditional education. (Maximum 20%) marks may be awarded for the course itself.
- There are 32 such TV channels on D2H which broadcast 24 hours of educational material i.e. education-related programs throughout the week. These channels can be seen across the country through DD free dish set-top boxes and antennas.
- The list of programs and other details of the channel is available on the portal. These channels cover both schooling (classes IX to XII) and higher education (undergraduate, postgraduate, engineering, non-school children, vocational courses and teacher training).
- This includes content related to arts, science, commerce, performing arts, social science, engineering, technology, law, medicine, agriculture, and humanities.