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One more step towards declining the illiteracy rate in India by TATA

The programme will benefit 165,000 students in 1,000 schools offer content in English and regional languages
One more step towards declining the illiteracy rate in India by TATA

Rural development wholesomely depends upon education. The facts the government authorities is working towards and achieve a goal to spread education. Rural education is the prime focus. In context to this several government and non government authorities are coming up with plans and schemes.

Likwise, Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx) will benefit 165,000 students in 1,000 schools.This initiative is launched by Tata Trusts, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The CLIx will create new learning experiences and educational opportunities for students in Classes VIII, IX and XI, begining with Mizoram, Telangana, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, said Tata Trusts chairman Ratan Tata .

The programme will offer content in English and regional languages, beginning with Hindi and Telugu, and curricula in English, Science, Maths and professional values, besides focusing on professional development for around 4,400 teachers in these four states, he said.

“Indian education is at a crossroads: With large numbers of students entering secondary education for the first time in Indian education history, and new advances in technology and connectivity, we have a unique opportunity to provide quality education,” Tata said.

For this, he added, Tata Trusts have initiated partnerships with the finest institutions globally to find innovative solutions to pressing social issues in India.

Present on the occasion were TISS Director S. Parasuraman, MIT President L. Rafael Reif, officials of the four states and Human Resource Development Ministry.

Explaining CLIx, Tata said it would align technology—integrated offerings with existing school curricula and would be in sync with India’s national goal of improving the quality of secondary education.

“The initiative intends to leverage new technologies; enhance professional development of teachers; and create an open ecosystem to foster collaboration for innovation,” Tata said.
 

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