The following digital initiatives have been taken by Puducherry to alleviate the problem of remote learning for students:
The UT of Puducherry is exploring the feasibility of setting up Community Radio stations in 2 or 3 locations to cater the educational needs of the students and public.
The UT of Puducherry is exploring the feasibility for tie-up for educational TV broadcast.
State Project Office, Samagra Shiksha and Directorate of School Education, Puducherry is collaborating with Learning with Vodafone (Pratham Education Foundation), Sri Aurobindo Society, Azim Premji Foundation and Atal Incubation Centre, Pondicherry Engineering College to encourage the role of civil society in taking up Digital Education.
In order to address the needs of Class X students going for examination, Vetri Nichayam (Success Guaranteed), a programme was initiated through local cable TV. This involves one hour recorded session followed by 1 hour Question & Answer session.
Dedicated subject wise WhatsApp numbers were created for doubts clarification to X std students. They can send their doubts through voice call and video recording. Tamil, English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Social Science subjects were covered.
The department, in association with the Atal Incubation Centre, Pondicherry Engineering College, conducted a webinar on how to conduct online classes for students. Around 3,660 teachers attended the webinar. This equipped teachers to conduct online classes.
The UT of Puducherry follows the textbooks of CBSE for class 1 to 5, and for class 6 to 12 it follows the neighbouring States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Online textbooks for these are available.
A team has been formed to create a digital repository for ease of access of students.
YouTube channel for Directorate of School Education has been created to upload the recorded classes & Webinar.
Several schools have started to conduct online classes at their level.
A series of webinars have been conducted for improving capacity building of all Heads of Schools and Teachers in various topics as shown below.
From 6th April 2020 to 17th June 2020, 42 numbers of webinars were conducted. It is planned to continue the same.
All Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools are equipped with ICT Labs in UT of Puducherry.
|Level of Schools||No.of Schools||TICT Labs||No.of Schools having Smart Classroom|
|Govt.Higher Secondary Schools||59||59||47|
|Govt. High Schools||72||72||22|
|Govt. Primary Schools||233||-||51|