NITI Aayog-Byju’s partnered to provide free education in Aspirational Districts
NITI Aayog has partnered with BYJU’S on September 17, 2021, in a bid to provide free access to education to students in 112 Aspirational Districts in India.
- Under the partnership, Byju’s will provide free access to its high-quality and tech-driven learning programmes to students in order to ensure access to quality education.
- This project envisages for establishment of a dedicated working group, which in turn will help in creating a knowledge, innovation, and strategy support system.
Main components of the initiative
Collaboration between NITI Aayog and BYJU’s to support the school students in the developmentally challenged districts have two main components:
- BYJU’S Career-Plus programme: This programme under Aakash+BYJU’S will help in providing high-quality test prep coaching to 3,000 meritorious students from classes 11 and 12 who aims to appear for NEET and JEE.
- Voluntary programme: Under the social impact initiative, education for all, students can opt for receiving scholastic content from BYJU’s Learning App for three years. This programme is for school-going age children, classes 6-12.
Dedicated working group
This project envisages for establishment of a dedicated working group which will create a knowledge, innovation, and strategy support system. The team will also be monitoring and evaluate programme implementation in order to enable efficacy and ensure better scope of delivery.
How students will be selected?
Students for the career plus programme will be selected by means of a pre-designed test. They will be provided teaching and content material, along with mentoring support & guidance. The initiative will combine the best of classroom as well as online learning. Thus, it will provide a hybrid model of education.
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs - 2022
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