Tablet, PC Scheme, Karnataka

To promote digital education thereby enabling online and offline modes of studying for students

Karnataka government announced to distribute tablet, pcs to the college students studying in government colleges in the state. The announcement was made by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa. This scheme is mainly planned to promote digital education. It aims at infusing technology in the modes of studying which will benefit students as well as teachers. Higher education department of Karnataka aims to convert 2,500 classrooms in colleges into smart classes with high use of digital technology. It tends to develop a unique LMS-Learning Management System for facilitating online and offline classes. It aims at providing the benefit of anytime, anywhere study option. About 1.55 lakh students are to be benefited under this scheme.

Scheme Overview:

Scheme:Tablet, PC Scheme
Scheme Under:Karnataka Government
Announced by:Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa
Launch Date:June 23, 2021
Major Objective:To promote digital education thereby enabling online and offline modes of studying for students

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to promote digital education
  • It tends to provide the students with free Tablets, PCs to the college students in government colleges to help them access the educational content online
  • In the current situations, some children and their families are facing financial difficulties and are not able to access online/ offline education, thus it is an important step for students thereby avoiding any loss of study
  • The students will be able to access to unlimited information available on the web
  • This scheme will enable the students to learn and study anytime without any hindrances
  • It will reduce the imbalance between rural, urban, rich, poor, language barriers, etc
  • It will mainly help the students from poor and economically weaker sections in the state

Key Points:

  • Tablet, PC scheme is launched in Karnataka state as a unique initiative for promoting digital education
  • This announcement was made by Chief Minster B S Yediyurappa on June 23, 2021
  • Under this scheme, students from government colleges will be provided with tablet pcs for enabling online studying
  • It aims at mainly benefiting the poor and economically weaker sections of the state
  • This scheme will cover about 1.55 lakh college students in the state
  • Currently Tablet, PCs will be distributed to first year students of 430 government first grade colleges
  • First and second year students of 87 government polytechnic colleges and first, second and third-year students of 14 engineering students will also be covered
  • Smart classrooms equipped with white board, android box, UPS, internet are also aimed to be made available to the students
  • Students will get access to quality education through Learning Management System (LMS) for online and offline classes
  • It tends to reduce barriers between rural, urban, rich, poor, digital-physical education, etc
  • Higher education department of Karnataka aims to convert 2,500 classrooms in colleges into smart classes with high use of digital technology
  • It aims to benefit about 25,000 teaching faculty and 5 lakh students in the state
  • Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Higher Education, Dr. CN Ashwath Narayan stated that Karnataka is the first state in the country to implement such comprehensive learning management system thereby covering online and offline modes of learning
  • Government has decided to spend 195 crores this year to promote digital education in the state.

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