The Pradhan Mantri eVidya is an initiative by the Ministry of Education that will help in facilitating access to digital/online learning as well as teaching materials of various types among students and teachers.

This article will give further details about the PM eVidya scheme within the context of the IAS Exam.

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 Details of the PM eVidya Scheme

The PM eVidya scheme was launched under the One Nation One Digital Platform with the objective of protecting the education of children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The scheme was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 18 2020. On 31st May 2020, the top 100 universities were permitted to automatically start online courses via the PM eVidya scheme.

The finance minister also mentioned that Sawyam Prabha DTH channel would support students who do not have any access to the internet.

Along with the ‘Diksha’, an e-content and QR embedded book for all classes, the PM eVidya scheme also have the following programs:

  • For those studying in the 12th grade a TV channel called 12th One Class was launched.
  • The government would also ensure that visually and hearing impaired students are accommodated by making specialized e-content and radio broadcasts.

The government carried out these efforts so that there would be no impact on the education of students when the countrywide lockdown was imposed.

Important facts about the PM eVidya programme

The benefits of the PM eVidya program are as follows:

  • A channel dedicated to education on TV will help students who do not have access to the Internet.
  • It will be a one-stop solution for all learning needs of students.
  • Special radio podcast will be arranged for blind and hearing impaired students.
  • Students can study through e-content at the comfort of their homes.

Additional benefits of the PM eVidya scheme is as follows:

  • A new national curriculum and educational framework for schools, early childhood, and teachers will be introduced that is integrated with global and 21st-century skills requirements.
  • A special type of e-content will be provided for visually and hearing-impaired students.
  • Experts will conduct live interactive sessions from home via Skype.
  • It has made private DTH operators like Tata Sky and Airtel a 2-year education video.
  • Mental health and emotional well-being will launch the channel called ‘Manodarpan’ for students, teachers, and families.
  • Swayam Prabha DTH channel will launch for all classrooms so that the student who does not have access to the internet can study.
  • The e-school will include 200 new textbooks.
  • The initiation will be initiated for states and union territories with e-content and QR coded energetic textbooks for all grades, known as ‘One Nation One Digital Platform’.
  • The top hundred universities allowed starting online classes.
  • The use of radio, community radio and podcasts for education has been suggested by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
  • There will be a single-dedicated channel per class from class 1 to 12 which will be known as ‘one class, one channel’.
  • To ensure that the National Founders Literacy and Numeris Mission, each child receives learning levels and results in grade 5 by December 2020.

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