President Pranab Mukherjee launches Two Programs: President Pranab Mukherjee launched two programs “Swayam and Swayam Prabha” today to take education to the different level. Mukherjee also launched a ‘National Academic Depository’ where verified educational records would be digitally stored by universities or a board to counter forgery.
He launched these programs today with the help of technology to take education to the remotest corners of the country.
Swayam– the courses are offered through digital classrooms with online study material available free of cost in videos. Students who want certification will have to be registered and then offered a certificate of the completion of the course for a nominal fee, the Swayam website states. Then they conduct the examination, and the marks/grades scored in this exam transferred to their academic record.
Swayam Prabha– It provides Direct to Home Service where a person can install a dish antenna for about Rs 1,500 and have access to 32 digital educational channels run by the HRD Ministry.
New content of syllabus is conduct for at least four hours, and it will be repeated five times a day. So, students choose the times of their convenience. The course should cover most of the syllabus in various fields from class nine and include courses for institutes such as IIT said Additional Secretary in UGC Pankaj Mittal.
Pranab Mukherjee said, “the talent which is hidden in the young minds would not get the opportunity to blossom.” So, this program is useful for them to develop their skills and have the opportunity to learn more.
Thanking the President for gracing the occasion, Javadekar said Mukherjee, who started his career as a teacher, had an unblemished public life for the last 48 years and he also says the importance of Teachers. As a mark of respect on Guru Purnima, he presented Mukherjee with a gift, which included a “slate” — a traditional writing tablet.