Education Ministry's initiative of using ICT in school education in India wins UNESCO award

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, June 19 (PTI) The Ministry of Education initiative to use ICT under the "PM eVidya" scheme during the Covid pandemic has won UNESCO's recognition, officials said on Sunday.

The PM eVIDYA programme was initiated as part of the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan' by the ministry in May 2020 which unifies all efforts related to digital, online, on-air education to enable multi-mode access for imparting education by using technology to minimise learning losses.

"The Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), a constituent unit of the NCERT has been awarded with the UNESCO’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for the use of ICT (Information And Communication Technology) in Education for the year 2021," a senior education ministry official said.