Taking forward the call of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for Digital India, Human Resource Minister (HRD) Minister, Smriti Irani said on December 19 that all CBSE books and learning material will be made available online, for free, as a part of the centre's good governance efforts.
At a function organised at a Kendriya Vidyalaya in East Delhi, she also said that initiatives would be undertaken to ensure holistic nurturing and improve learning outcomes at these schools.
"We made NCERT books available online for free through e-books and mobile applications a month-and-a-half ago. We are similarly going to make CBSE books available online, along with additional learning material and videos as part of our good governance efforts," Irani said at the inauguration of a new building of a school in Khichripur.
Responding to the call by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia at a function, Irani asked her ministry's officials to organise 'Baal Sabha' (Child Conventions). These conventions will feature interactions between children and professionals from fields including defence, to help the former grow into "good human beings".
Earlier, MHRD had launched a number of mobile apps and web-based platforms allowing students to get study material online. This will also help parents to keep a track of the performance and attendance of their children.
According to the reports, Smriti Irani said, "Through mobile apps and website 'E-pathshala' students, parents and teachers can access study material online. We are trying to leverage technology not only to bring more transparency in school education system but also to create new learning opportunities for the children."