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Kerala—First state in India to make Public Schools Completely Digital

Published on October 13, 2020
Current Context: Kerala has become the first state in India to make its public education completely digital.
Kerala—First state in India to make Public Schools Completely Digital
  • Kerala has achieved this goal within 2 years.
  • The goal is achieved at a cost of Rs 42.36 crores. Out of this amount, Rs 34.75 crores were contributed by KIIFB (Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board).
  • All the public educational schools were converted to digital under the support of KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) and KIIFB. 
  • Under this project, 3,74,274 digital services are distributed in 16027 public schools of Kerala. 
  • Around 11275 schools are also equipped by high tech labs and more than 12,678 schools are equipped by a high-speed broadband Internet connection.
  • Around 45,000 high tech classrooms to 4752 public schools are built under this project.
  • To make familiar with this advance teaching technology, the teachers of these schools were provided with information and communication training sessions.
  • Each classroom of the public schools is incorporated with laptops, DSLR camera, Television, Webcams and other digital equipment.
  • Kerala started this project of converting 100% of public schools to digital in 2018. 
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammad Khan

Question: 

Q.1 Which is the first state in India to make its public education completely digital?
a. Maharashtra
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Kerala
d. Gujarat
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