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Kalvi Tholaikkatchi: Tamil Nadu Govt launches education TV channel for school students

Tamil Nadu Government launched its exclusive education TV channel named Kalvi Tholaikkatchi (Education TV). It is an initiative of the School Education Department aimed at benefiting students of classes I to XII.

Kalvi Tholaikkatchi TV channel

It will telecast programmes from 6 am to 9.30 pm every day. Its programmes will be based on board exam preparation for students, employment news and opportunities for the youth and career-guidance information.

Its content has been prepared by group of 25 teachers. Its programmes will also have guest speakers like authors and subject experts. State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) also has contributed for content development of this channel.

To make available this channel, Tamil Nadu government has reportedly fixed cable TV connections in all government schools with high school and higher secondary classes. Soon, cable connections will installed at primary and middle schools as well for its full coverage.

HRD Ministry launches National Digital Library of India

Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has launched National Digital Library of India project under its National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The project seeks to develop framework of virtual repository of learning resources with a single-window search facility.

About National Digital Library of India project

Objective: To make quality digital educational resources available to all citizens of the country to empower, inspire and encourage learning.

Implementing agency: It has been developed by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Features:

It is a single window platform that collects and collates metadata from premier learning institutions in India and abroad, as well as other relevant sources. It is digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audio books, lectures, simulations, fiction and all other kinds of learning media. It is a 24×7 knowledge resource platform that is accessible to anyone with internet access.

It can hold content of any language and provides learning and research interface support for leading Indian languages. As of now, it has more than 3 crore digital resources available in over 200 languages. Its contents cover almost all major domains of education and all major levels of learners.

It has more than 50 lakh registered students and about 20 lakh active users. It allows users to access digital library anytime and anywhere absolutely free of cost. It has been integrated with UMANG App and users can register through www.ndl.gov.in or through the mobile app.