State Govt encourages adoption of digital infrastructure in schools

In the changing technology-driven times, it is imperative to focus on building schools which can adapt to the change in teaching methods. The Bengal Government has realised this and so is helping schools adopt digital technology in a major way.

According to a senior official of the School Education Department at a recent seminar, the State Government believes that technology should have a greater presence in future schools.

Towards that end, the government has developed 4,000 e-classrooms in 2,000 secondary schools. Under the government’s ICT (information and communication technology) programme, 3,915 secondary schools have been provided with 39,300 computers in the last five years.

Also, the State Government is asking its schools to lay more emphasis on multi-disciplinary learning. The system should involve, along with studies, sports, art and extra-curricular activities.

Source: Asian Age

রাজ্যের স্কুলগুলিতে ডিজিটাল পরিকাঠামোতে উৎসাহ সরকারের

আজকের এই ডিজিটাল যুগের সাথে তাল মিলিয়ে পাল্টাচ্ছে শিক্ষাদানের পদ্ধতিও। চিরাচরিত পঠনপাঠনের মাধ্যমের বাইরে গিয়ে এবার রাজ্যের স্কুলগুলিতে ডিজিটাল পরিকাঠামো আরও উন্নত করতে উদ্যোগী সরকার।

সদ্য-অনুষ্ঠিত এক সেমিনারে স্কুল শিক্ষা দপ্তরের এক আধিকারিক বলেন, রাজ্য সরকার চায় ভবিষ্যতের স্কুলগুলিতে আরও বেশী করে ডিজিটাল প্রযুক্তি ব্যবহৃত হোক।

রাজ্য সরকার ইতিমধ্যেই ২০০০টি মাধ্যমিক স্কুলে ৪০০০টি ই-ক্লাসরুম তৈরি করেছে। গত পাঁচ বছরে রাজ্য সরকারের আইসিটি কর্মসূচীর অধীনে ৩৯১৫টি স্কুলে ৩৯৩০০টি কম্পিউটার প্রদান করা হয়েছে।

Schools, colleges and universities to get virtual classrooms

The state government has decided to introduce “virtual classrooms” in universities, colleges and schools. State Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra said in the Assembly that the initiative has been taken to let students, even from the remotest part of the state, access information related to education and developments taking place in this sector across the globe.

They will be provided high speed internet connectivity capable of handling live streaming of videos. There will also be facility for projection and audio system for better viewing of the facts. The project will come up at a cost of Rs 100 crore. “This is one of the dream projects of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” said Dr Mitra.

Explaining the usefulness of the project, Dr Mitra said that a student in a village does not get the opportunity to interact with an expert in a particular subject from the city. However, with the introduction of the e-classrooms, he or she can even interact with educationists and experts from educational institutions abroad.

Partha Chatterjee, the state education minister, said that e-classrooms will be set up in 732 state-aided universities and government colleges and 2000 secondary schools in the first phase. There will be two e-classes in every institution.


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