Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday rolled out initiatives to promote digital learning and bridge the digital divide in higher education at a cost of about Rs 195 crore.
The initiatives include distributing Tablet PCs to 1.55 lakh students amounting to Rs 163 crore; creation of 2,500 smart classrooms at Rs 27.77 crore; and development of a learning management system (LMS) at Rs 4.04 crore, an official release said.
“The programme is beneficial in molding the future of the students. Smart classes will include projectors, whiteboard, Android box, UPS and internet facility which will facilitate both teaching and learning,” the Chief Minister said. Despite the impediment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, he said the government has made efforts to scientifically implement the digital learning program in government higher education institutions thereby bring about a complete change in the higher education sector in the State.
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