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HRD Minister tells Zero Illiteracy can be achieved through E-library and Swayam portals

Jun 2, 2015 16:45 IST

    The government of India has taken a tough target to achieve zero illiteracy in the country and to do that setting up electronic-library and implementing of project ‘Swayam’ would help manifold. The Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said the same as her steps taken to eradicate illiteracy from the country.

    In a 90 minute programme named ‘Talkathon’ which was organized by the Information and Broadcasting ministry, the HRD minister Irani said, “India is making significant changes in the next six months. The first mega project is the national e-library wherein the IITs (Indian Institute of Technology), IIMs (Indian Institute of Management), NCERT (National Council for Educational Research and Training) and also the National Archives will be pooled in. On one platform, maximum education resources will be provided. Even the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation) nations have asked us to extend these resources to them and we are doing it.”

    Providing quality higher education has always remained a challenge for the country and thus the government has planned to launch ‘Study Webs of Active-Learning of Young Aspiring Minds’ (Swayam) which is an online portal which would bring together the combined talent of IIT, IIM, CBSE, NIOS and students, faculties and administrative heads from other institutes under one roof to provide quality education to classes 9 to 12.

    Talking about this one of a kind initiative Irani said, “Education will be provide free and exams can be given at any of the 500 earmarked centres that will come up all over the country. Degrees and diplomas will be given if you pass the exam.”

    Important Points

    • Electronic-library and implementing of project ‘Swayam’ is been done to achieve zero literacy
    • The Union HRD minister Smriti Irani said the same as her steps taken to eradicate illiteracy from the country

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