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MoU signed for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools

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  • May 20, 2021
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MoU signed for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Education 

In news

  • Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Microsoft have signed MoU on Joint initiative for Digital Transformation of Tribal Schools

Key takeaways 

  • Aim: To skill educators and students in next-generation digital technologies including Artificial Intelligence. 
  • Vision: To build an inclusive, skills-based economy, 
  • The MoU shall support digital transformation of schools such as Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) and Ashram Schools, which fall under the Ministry. 
  • Microsoft will make AI curriculum available to tribal students in both English and Hindi at all EMRS schools under the Ministry. 
  • This program will benefit students in terms of readiness, preparedness at various international forums. 
  • In the first phase, 250 EMRS schools have been adopted by Microsoft out of which 50 EMRS schools will be given intensive training and 500 master trainers would be trained. 
  • Teachers across states in India will be trained in a phased manner. 

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