President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday launched 'Swayam Prabha', a digital platform intent on revolutionising education in the country. Human resource development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javdekar paid special respect to the President on the occasion of Guru Purnima said that through this initiative, he gave respects to all the teachers of the country.
The President expressed satisfaction regarding the improvement in higher education in the country. India is all set to enter a new era in higher education on Sunday with the launch of hundreds of courses that will be delivered through DTH channels, tablets and mobiles.
The scheduled courses to be taught on Swayam will include engineering, management, science, humanities, language and mathematics. 'Swayam Prabha' is conceived as a group of 32 DTH channels devoted to telecasting high-quality educational programmes on 24X7 basis using GSAT-15 satellite. Every day, there will be new content for at least four hours which would be repeated five more times in a day.
HRD ministry will also launch a book on this occasion.
Updates of President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on launch of digital learning platform Swayam Prabha:
# Its time to use the advancements made in digital revolution. At present, principals of more than 60 universities are present here.
# For last 5 years, we have been giving lectures in university.
# Guru purnima has special occasion for life and spirituality. It's a very spl occasion for future of higher education in country. Our country has made rapid progress since independece.
# Always empahsise to improve quality of education in instituions. If proper quality and infrastructure are not present, teachers would not get an opportunity to help young minds blossom.