Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday held a meeting on universalisation of quality education through digital education. The discussion centred on leveraging satellite technology and internet to develop an integrated digital ecosystem. During the meeting, Mr Pradhan called for an innovative approach to leverage technology to further expand the existing platforms to cover all spectrums of School Education, Higher Education, Skill Development and Teachers training. He called for strengthening and expanding the existing Swayam Prabha Initiative and synergize initiatives like National Digital Education Architecture and National Educational Technology Forum.
The Minister stressed on the need to bridge digital divide and reach the unreached to bring greater inclusion in education. He suggested formation of a committee under Chairpersonship of Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy with senior officials from School Education, Higher Education, Ministry of Skill Development, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunication, Prasar Bharti, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Department of Space.
Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati and other officials from the Ministry among others who were also present in the meeting.