Jalandhar, May 13
As part of a high-tech initiative taken by the district administration, Kapurthala students will now receive a free online course subscription. Kapurthala became the first district in the state to offer free subscription to quality study materials online to 10,000 public school students.
Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal kicked off the project by distributing free e-learning subscription letters to public school students at Ghanta Ghar and Randhir Schools at the DAC today. The initiative came in the wake of the district administration’s partnership with the NGO Intelligent Indian for their Bridge-Ed and BYJU’S initiative.
While interacting with the students, the DC said that it was a capacity building program, which would be very useful in the upcoming holidays as they could study the teaching material, which was not related to their school program but to fill the gaps in the study.
The subscription will be valid for three years at no cost and students will be able to erase their concepts from previous courses that they may miss during classroom study.
Calling this a giant leap forward in enabling public school students in grades 8-12 to have free access to quality online materials for competitive exams like JEE, IIT, etc., DC said the District administration had recently partnered with smart Indian NGO for their Bridge-Ed Initiative and BYJU’S for it.
The subscription will provide public school students with free high quality educational content mapped with the Punjab council in English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Also, students wishing to enter IITs and medical institutions will be equipped with online learning resources for IIT-JEE/NEET exams.
He asked Education Department officials to ensure that eligible students should benefit from this link. He said that currently more than 500 students have received the licenses, while another 10,000 students are in preparation.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the summer holidays are a good time for students to learn and improve their studies and that these courses will be useful and ensure their academic progress throughout the school holidays in May and June.