New Delhi: More than 12 lakh socially and economically disadvantaged students received free ed-tech course coupons worth over ₹253 crore under National Educational Alliance for Technology (NEAT) 3.0., today. Along with NEAT 3.0, a single platform to provide the best-developed ed-tech solutions and courses to students of the country, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, today also launched the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) prescribed technical books in regional languages.
The Minister informed that 58 global and Indian start-up ed-tech companies are onboard NEAT and are offering 100 courses and e-resources for bettering learning outcomes, developing employable skills and overcoming learning loss. He hoped that the e-content & resources and Digital frameworks like NEAT are a step in the right direction in minimising learning loss.
Pradhan further encouraged AICTE to integrate courses in NEAT with skill India to tap the opportunities in emerging areas of skill to boost employability and prepare our youth for the future. He urged that AICTE and ed-tech companies to offer e-resources in the least possible cost.
It may be mentioned that NEAT is an initiative to provide the use of best-developed technological solutions in the education sector to enhance the employability of the youth on a single platform for learners’ convenience. These solutions use Artificial Intelligence for a personalized and customized learning experience for better learning outcomes and skill development in the niche areas.
AICTE is acting as the facilitator in the process while ensuring that the solutions are freely available to a large number of socially and economically backward students. NEAT has 58 education technology companies with 100 products that help to develop employable skills, capacity building, and bridge learning gaps.
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